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Hello all. I recently purchased a new PPQ M2 and have put about 350 rounds through it in the last month. No issues so far. I'm enjoying it as it is my first pistol and I'm just practicing grip techniques at the range.
I removed the firing pin assembly to take a look inside and noticed what looks like a chip or missing piece in the channel. Not sure if I should be concerned?
Again, this is my first pistol that I've had for about a month and am not very familiar with all the internal parts yet.

I've attached a few of pictures. Best I could do being where it is. Thanks.
 

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Was just checking in before light out and read your post. I am not a PPQ M2 own not an expert at diagnosing problems with guns. I did try to look at the problem but could not open the photos. That might be my gear of the website. That is not my point.

I think when anything looks unusual in any gun you shoot it is time to be concerned. Maybe and hopefully it is nothing to be concerned about. However your concern is warranted, and while you might get a good diagnosis on the Forum I would suggest you contact Walther and give them a look at the photos. Never shortcut safety.
 

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I couldn't get the thumbnail to open either.
 

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Thanks all. I will try and re-upload the images tonight. I also tested it and it says 'the image cannnot be opened', but if I click on hypertext 'the image' it eventually opens.

Maybe they're too large size wise. Will also reach out to Walther.
 

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For what it's worth I took the striker assembly out of my PPQ M2, and from what I can tell, it looks exactly like yours.

It's hard to get a decent look in there but It's not 100 percent round possibly for alignment purposes I'm sure there are some folks better versed in the design than I am that will chime in.

Is there a particular reason you pulled the striker assembly after only 350 rounds other than curiosity?
 

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For what it's worth I took the striker assembly out of my PPQ M2, and from what I can tell, it looks exactly like yours.

It's hard to get a decent look in there but It's not 100 percent round possibly for alignment purposes I'm sure there are some folks better versed in the design than I am that will chime in.

Is there a particular reason you pulled the striker assembly after only 350 rounds other than curiosity?
Thanks! I emailed Walther. We'll see. I dunno it just looks like a piece is missing from the tubing. I was just curious about the pistol. I want to become familiar/comfortable with it. I had just finished installing sights and figured I'd take a look.
 

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Are you referring to that little black smudge at about the 4 o'clock position of the striker channel in your attached images? I just took a look at the channel of my PPQ M2 .40 5" and it's perfectly machined in that area.

Are you sure it's not just a piece of dirt or debris stuck in there? If you reach in there with the tip of a toothpick, are you able to feel the nick/gouge?
 

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Are you referring to that little black smudge at about the 4 o'clock position of the striker channel in your attached images? I just took a look at the channel of my PPQ M2 .40 5" and it's perfectly machined in that area.

Are you sure it's not just a piece of dirt or debris stuck in there? If you reach in there with the tip of a toothpick, are you able to feel the nick/gouge?
Yes exactly. At the 4 o'clock position. I stuck a q-tip in there to make sure it wasn't dirt. Did not try to feel it with a toothpick but definitely looks like a piece is missing. I googled around and if the setup is similar to a Glock it could be a plastic sleeve they put in there that holds the firing pin spring steady so it won't rub against the metal slide.
 

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The shape seems to be triangular although the resolution of te photo could simply be lessening visible definition. The edges look clean, but again definition is not good enough o be certain. I think it is manufactured that way because a chip or break would most likely be jagged edged. That is my guess. Wondering what Walther will say.
 

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Upon disassembling both my Q45 and my Navy Q 9mm Classic I observe the same opening in the channel. I have no ideas why it is there as it seems to serve no function I can discern.

It is too far back for it to effect the FPB or the ejector claw so I'm at a loss but have no fear it is certainly part of the design.
 

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Upon disassembling both my Q45 and my Navy Q 9mm Classic I observe the same opening in the channel. I have no ideas why it is there as it seems to serve no function I can discern.

It is too far back for it to effect the FPB or the ejector claw so I'm at a loss but have no fear it is certainly part of the design.
Thanks so much olsoul. That's good to hear. Just really seemed out of place. Again, never had any issues this far but wanted to ask. I'm hoping to get to the range again this weekend, and Walther responds back before then.
 

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My Navy Q is past 10K with only springs replaced and my Q45 is at around 7K and as with all my Qs they have been flawless except for training induced malfunctions.

You should have no fears about the striker assembly chamber.
 

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I suggest you call Walther. They have excellent customer service in my experience and will certainly help you out.
 

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Hello everyone. Walther responded. They said it's normal. Customer service checked with the gunsmiths.

Excerpt from email: "it is normal and is part of the hole used for the drop safety for the striker".

Appreciate everyone's input. Didn't mean to make a big deal out of nothing.

Thanks.
 
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