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Old 10-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #101
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This is probably common knowledge, but my BA date code has the new style spring seat.
That's not necessarily a guarantee. My PPS is a BA also. The test fire was done on 23 Sept. 2010. I have the "old style" slide stop and spring.

I've decided to keep shooting (and carrying) this gun until it shows me personally that this part needs replacing. I have put about 600 rounds through it and it continues to function very well, even though some people diss the .40 cal version. Zero FTF, FTE or any other malfunctions. So far I am very pleased with my PPS.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #102
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Well, apparently there's no rhyme or reason to this changeover! I just checked the test fire date on my empty case envelope and it says June 10th '10. That's three months earlier that yours which has the "old style". Where I work, anytime we have a component design change, we count and plan for two months to be sure all old stock has been exhausted prior to introduction of the new parts. I guess such things are not that important to the folks at Walther...
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #103
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I checked mine out after haveing it for 3 days. It is a BA and it seems to have a smaller tab than the one pictured in the first post.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #104
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BB Date Code, Test Fired on January 12, 2011 / (12.1.11 don't forget to reverse the month and day for European to U.S. numerical dates).

"Manfred Kolker" fired the shot so is there really any question these things are made in germany?

Spring IS retained by the little tab. That's a relief

500 rnds now and at least a dozen combinations of ammo makes and bullet weights...ZERO function errors.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #105
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So it appears that nobody with a BB date-code PPS has gotten one with an old style slide stop, is this correct?
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #106
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Manny!

Hey he fired my 9mm on 16sep10 except on mine it's spelled
Manfred Kloker.
My .40 was test fired by Roland Schmid.

So yes, I'll agree, the names are slightly Teutonic
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:17 PM   #107
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Hello 45Magna,

Jawol!, I'm sure I just mis-spelled his name. I am really enjoying my fine little gun. I hope you are too, but I suspect the answer is "yes" since you have a Family of them...
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #108
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I was going to say it's the only gun I own 2 of but I also have a 1903 and 1908 Colt pocket hammerless in .32 and .380 respectively, but I didn't buy them. They have been in the family. So the PPS is the only gun I bought two of.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:49 PM   #109
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My wife and I both have PPS's. Mine is date code AI (2008) and hers is AK (2009). Both old style and we've never had a problem. But in fairness, neither of us has thousands of rounds through either. Regardless, I still trust the pistols.


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Old 11-05-2011, 10:39 AM   #110
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I emailed S&W/Walther service about the part discrepancy last month and never got a reply. That wasn't too reassuring but I'm up to about 800 rounds through my Manny Kloker test fired PPS and it continues to operate well. I guess that's why I haven't stepped up to the next level with S&W support yet. The newer part with the spring tang just makes more sense but I will continue to shoot (and carry) this gun. Hopefully, owners of this otherwise well designed and functioning handgun will find this thread and keep us posted with their experiences.
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