So something felt weird firing and I accidentally got some lube in the striker channel. I took the assembly out and found this crack. Anyone know what happened?!p
Okay good deal. I sent them an email last night and waiting to get a response. I always use snap caps when dry-firing. I do dry fire a LOT though. Usually every night.... a couple hundred times. I guess this would wear parts pretty quick.Looks like this has happened before: PPS M2 striker guide beginning to crack
Seems like it's a weakness in the design/molding of the sleeve that's allowing it to crack when the tang on the striker impacts the front of the sleeve. In a live-fire situation, I'd imagine the striker hitting the primer would buffer the impact, but in a dry-fire it would seem the front of the sleeve is taking the full brunt of the impact. Do you use a snap cap when dry firing your PPS?
A quick call to Walther should yield a replacement sleeve.
IMO (and from considerable PPS experience) you can expect to see that striker sleeve crack again, again, and again. I've owned 1 classic and 2 M2's and they all had cracks repeatedly in the same area as shown in your photo. Thus I used to always keep at least a couple spare sleeves on hand. Yes I did dry fire practice with them all but never w/o a snap cap in place. There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that it's caused by an inherent design flaw.
After discovering my first crack long ago, I routinely inspected the striker assembly after live fire and found cracks several times. That means I've fired PPS guns with cracked striker sleeves. However the cracks never caused any firing problems. Nonetheless it's not right and Walther is long overdue to acknowledge the issue and/or re-engineer the striker assembly somehow to eliminate the problem.
Research it on the Internet. It's old news and there are many posts about it. My guess is there are many PPS guns in use w/cracked sleeves. How many people routinely check their striker assemblies out though?
On a side note, I did not have to send the broken part back. They sent me a new one “no questions asked”. Which tells me this must be a common problem.My striker pin guide was also broken just like you say. I called Walther and they sent me a new one. I asked the Walther guy who took my complaint if this was common, and he said “no”. B. S. If you think about it, I find it ironic that part should break just from supposed action of dry firing...because every time you field strip it, it has to be dry fired. Really bad design flaw.
Was wondering where you purchased your Glock spring, and exactly which one you purchased, as I’M under the assumption there are different tensioned striker springs?A quick question for those who've reported cracked/broken striker sleeves in this thread: were you using the stock PPS striker spring or a lighter one?
The reason I ask is that I installed a lighter Glock factory striker spring in my PPS M2 not long after acquiring the gun and have dry fired it countless times since then with no adverse effects to the sleeve to this day. Perhaps the lighter Glock spring isn't stressing the sleeve as much as the factory spring is.
5.5 is their standard, but 6 would be fine too. I got mine on ebay.Was wondering where you purchased your Glock spring, and exactly which one you purchased, as I’M under the assumption there are different tensioned striker springs?
I used the factory 5.5 lb. striker spring from my Glock 34 that was left over from a trigger job I had performed on that gun which involved replacing the striker spring.Was wondering where you purchased your Glock spring, and exactly which one you purchased, as I’M under the assumption there are different tensioned striker springs?
I called Wolff directly and the tech person told me they don’t make any springs for the pps m2. I was going to inform them I had the green colored firing pin spring. I also saw some information in this forum about Glock firing pin springs not being big enough to fit over the pps m2 striker spring catcher unless the Glock spring was well worn/fired.5.5 is their standard, but 6 would be fine too. I got mine on ebay.