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I had my slide lock fail, after 500 rounds. AF date
I just recieved my PPS 9mm back (10 days).
This is what I have now . . .
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My question is, why Walther didn't use the slide stop, with a tab style for my repair?
 

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I had my slide lock fail, after 500 rounds. AF date
I just recieved my PPS 9mm back (10 days).
This is what I have now . . .
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My question is, why Walther didn't use the slide stop, with a tab style for my repair?
I'm guessing both types are still considered servicable so they're using up the old type on repairs.

Do you know if they replaced your slide stop or did it just need a spring?
 

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Wow, that's interesting.
I would also be interested to hear if the spring broke, or just jumped the track.
In my intial emails to S&W's repair tech, he stated that they would simply replace my spring with one with a longer leg.
Your spring appears to be the same as mine was, as far as "leg length".

I agree with MilSpec..They're probably just using up old stock.
My letter included with my pistol was rather lengthy, and noted that I was aware of the slide stop issue being a common issue.
What all did you detail with your letter?
 

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REPAIRED: REPAIRED SLIDE STOP SPRING
REPAIRED: REPAIRED SLIDE STOP SPRING
REPAIRED: REPLACED SLIDE STOP

Why repaired slide stop spring twice?
Looks like they replaced with a old stock slide stop.

If it broke once . . . or was it made with different metal.

My enclosed letter didn't note I was aware of the slide stop issue.
 

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I see the two small square the top left one is where it stops and it goes down towards by the trigger , its jammed some times and not sure why. this might have been the issue, if it happens again i will check here first..
 

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I have no idea why they'd state they replaced the spring twice...Maybe that's just a typo?
My repair slip stated: REPLACED TRIGGER BAR, which makes NO sense at all, especially when I can visually see that they replaced the slide stop mechanism, as well as the entire striker assembly.


I see the two small square the top left one is where it stops and it goes down towards by the trigger , its jammed some times and not sure why. this might have been the issue, if it happens again i will check here first..
If it "jammed sometimes" this is not the issue. What kind of "jam" are you talking about anyway?
It's difficult trying to interpret what you're saying, but trust me, if you get a slide-lock failure, you'll know...
You won't be able to get the slide closed. Simply moving the slide stop down will not release the slide. It is a catastrophic failure.
It will involve a trip back to S&W.
Do a search on "PPS Slide Lock Failure" to read more.....
 

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Well . . . I finally spoke with S&W about my repair with old stock parts.

The tech informed me, this slide stop was a new version, using different manufacture specs.

The slide stop, with the spring keeper looks far superior.

Just ran thru 200 rounds , shooting steel plates, loving the PPS once again.


J
 

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Just installed the new slide stop with the keeper from S&W. Pretty easy with tear down instructions on the FAQ section. Cleaned and polished some parts while in there as well.

Confidence in PPS now fully restored.
 

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S&W customer service, here I come!

Well at 505 rounds, more or less, the slide stop gave way. Actually, it fell off in my hand after returning from the range and preparing to clean. I removed the slide, felt something drop in my hand, and there was my slide stop, yikes! It had snapped, the spring was still in place. Had no problems at the range - maybe I was one shot away from a failure. So, I'll be contacting S&W tomorrow. Quite disappointing, but I should get the new slide stop now (mine is a BA date code with the old style). Gonna ask them to polish up the ramp in the frame - I just noticed it has some prominent burrs.

I only have a cell phone camera, so no decent pics.
 

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I recently purchased a new PPS from my local gunshop last Saturday, and I believe mine is an AF date. I saw this thread after I purchased my PPS and haven't been able to examine it more closely (3-day waiting period). If I don't have a tab should I immediately contact Walther? I don't want to wait for my PPS to fail. I'll be entrusting my life to it!
 

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Just officially got my pps after a 3 day wait. I originally thought I had an AF date (looked at the wrong pair of letters) but I actually have BB with the tab! It also came with 7&8 round mags so that was a great surprise as well!
 

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updated slide stop, 9mm, BA code

Fired case dated 16.09.10 (Sep16 2010) Manfred Kloker
 

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I'd like for members to lock their slide back, inspect the square hole where the slide stop spring is visible, and report back what they find.
Also, please include the date code (not the serial number...)
My goal here is to pin down when the fix for the "slide lock" issue came to pass since this seems to be the most common problem associated with the PPS, and the biggest deterrant to potential buyers who have done their research...

This is the hole...(obsolete slide stop)


(fixed slide stop)


Also, for anyone who has sent their PPS back for repair, please note that as well.

Thanks,
SB
Would it be safe to assume if I buy a new PPS it will have the new slide stop release? Or are there certain codes I need to look for or avoid?
 

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Poger PPS, I would think the new pistols would have the newer stop, however, the store may have "old" stock. Look at the previous posts in this thread and notice some of the date codes that do have the newr stop. That would be a starting point.
Sounds like possibly the earlier BA codes had the old dtyle and the later BA codes have the new style.
Best bet would be to get one from a store where you can actually look at it.
 
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