WaltherForums
 

Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > PPS

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By M_E_
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
XJBluto .22
Steel pps recoil rod and springs....???

Sponsored Links
Do they sell such a beast? I'm worried this plastic job is gonna break at the worse possible moment. Why would Walther make this? Any reported issues?
Thanks!
XJBluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bigfatdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: flyover country - ohio
Posts: 2,487
bigfatdave .38
No reported issues, there are aftermarket rods out there is you want a placebo.
__________________
DON'T PANIC!
bigfatdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 155
WaltherPPQ73 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by XJBluto View Post
Do they sell such a beast? I'm worried this plastic job is gonna break at the worse possible moment. Why would Walther make this? Any reported issues?
Thanks!
I replaced my RSA in my Glock 26 with a s/s one, but the plastic ones are proven to work just fine. Not for sure, but the s/s is suppose to reduce recoil and muzzle flip.
WaltherPPQ73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
swa0210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 503
swa0210 .22
Installed this when I first got my PPS: BT Guide Rods |

Like BFD said though, no real issues with the plastic one, just peace of mind with the steel rod.
__________________
Who me...oh, I'm just another keyboard commando...

DILLIGAF?
swa0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Sinnerboy61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 248
Sinnerboy61 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by XJBluto View Post
Do they sell such a beast? I'm worried this plastic job is gonna break at the worse possible moment. Why would Walther make this? Any reported issues?
Thanks!

That plastic "job" is used so that if something's gotta 'give' for whatever reason (overpressure, etc), it's the guide rod instead of the frame or slide.
Better the guide rod than the frame or slide, right?

That being said, I like the DPM recoil reducer guide rod.
It's steel, and helps tame muzzle climb.
Sinnerboy61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
M_E_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 1,721
M_E_ .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by swa0210 View Post
Installed this when I first got my PPS: BT Guide Rods |

Like BFD said though, no real issues with the plastic one, just peace of mind with the steel rod.
BT guide rods are the ONLY way to go! Don't waste your money on gimmicks. Buy this & sleep well. Best thing you can do for your PPS.

I seem to recall a very limited number of the plastic guide rods failing either on this sight or another one. The issue is the plastic breaking around the steel barb on the muzzle end, causing the rod to come apart. I think it was just an easy way for Walther to make a guide rod. A plastic tube with steel ends with barbed ends to press into the tube. Come on, for 5 bucks per gun, they could have done better.
Sinnerboy61 likes this.
__________________
NRA Certified Instructor

NRA Life Member

Residing in the Great Free State of Arizona

Last edited by M_E_; 08-30-2012 at 01:43 PM.
M_E_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Sinnerboy61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 248
Sinnerboy61 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by M_E_ View Post
BDon't waste your money on gimmicks.
I didn't know there were inferior guide rods out there. I had read some people didn't like the Springco system, but that was all.
At the time of purchase, the DPM unit I have in mine was touted as pretty good stuff. While I've been away from this particular board for a while, I hope it (the DPM unit) hasn't moved down the food chain in the realm of public opinion.
I always really liked the unit, and never had any issues?
Sinnerboy61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 33
WWFII .22
I purchased the BT Guide-rod for the .40S&W PPS, and I liked it so much, I purchased one for the .40S&W P99.
WWFII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 37
elde .22
I'm one of those people who had a PPS factory guide rod fail. BT guiderods are the solution - have them on both my PPS'.
elde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
M_E_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 1,721
M_E_ .22
Yea, the guns are NOT HKs when it comes to the guide rods.
__________________
NRA Certified Instructor

NRA Life Member

Residing in the Great Free State of Arizona
M_E_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > PPS


Search tags for this page

all metal guide rod for walther pps

,

pps 43 recoil broke

,

pps 43c recoil spring

,

pps-43c overpressure

,

pps-43c recoil spring

,

steel guide rod for walther pps

,

walther pps plastic spring guide

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.