Who is this Earl I see mentioned around? I'm a Walther newbie-wannabe.Earl told me to check back with him in early January.
Yep, I just came across that ad today and came over here to post it and say it appears that they are finally shipping......but uncut beat me to it.
Finally, my local dealer had one and I ploped the money down lickety split. First range day sucked, I was beside myself. Shot 100 rounds and had multiple FTE's and a few stovepipes. Not limpwristing. Went home, pondered the expert's advice ( from "walther Forum-PPS" thread), and decided to take the thing apart. I cleaned and lubed the mags, the gun, and noticed my trigger was sticky if I let it return slowly. I then removed the striker assembly and noticed there was a chunk of powder or plastic that was in the firing pin channel and I removed it. That fixed the trigger issue as it now was less gritty and returned more briskly. Back to the range, 150 flawless rounds-problem solved, happy camper. Accurate, with low recoil. AWESOME.
I absolutely love this thing. I have been wanting an ultrathin 9mm of quality european design/construction for a long time. You don't even notice this thing in your waistband. Kudos to Walther for having the insight. Now, I can't wait for the .40, although I think 9mm is optimum in these smaller weapons. Good shooting.