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...and the Spanish Boots for the guy who ran the machine in the first place. A good machinist takes pride in his work, breaks hard edges with a file/stone and deburrs his finished products. Technically, there shouldn't even be a need for final inspection.

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Technically that is true.

I saw it for myself at Beretta's plant in Maryland, where every machine operator had his or her own set of gauges, and gauged every part he or she machined.

But roving inspectors, and a final inspector made sure that everything went together as it should.

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I just cannot understand why anyone would buy an American PPK or PPK/S, whether Interarms or Smith , these are not the real deal, why not save and get a real Walther out of Germany, hell the French ones are worlds above these American clones that are loaded with MIM trash, all my Euros run excellent, have better triggers, and the fit and finish are worlds above these Americans, and now Umarex, that's a joke.

Beretta is what Walther was pre war and pre 1968 , Umarex is great if you want a Air Rifle or an Air Soft.
 

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No question that the German and French pistols are top of the line. We've long said that the order for purchase was German, French (a very close second), Interarms/Ranger, and S&Walther. But broad, sweeping generalizations aren't a lot of help when decision time rolls around. I own several Interarms/Ranger pistol that work great, that fit great, that run great, that are accurate and dependable and reliable and find a place in my carry rota. Tossing them all out in the trash isn't a good move, in my view.
 

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I just cannot understand why anyone would buy an American PPK or PPK/S, whether Interarms or Smith , these are not the real deal, why not save and get a real Walther out of Germany, hell the French ones are worlds above these American clones that are loaded with MIM trash, all my Euros run excellent, have better triggers, and the fit and finish are worlds above these Americans, and now Umarex, that's a joke.

Beretta is what Walther was pre war and pre 1968 , Umarex is great if you want a Air Rifle or an Air Soft.
As Donald Rumsfeld said, and was subsequently misquoted into another context, "Sometimes you have to go with the PPK you have, not with the PPK you would like to have."
 

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Just to keep this updated, I contacted S&W about the recall 2 weeks ago. Info and instructions are still on their website Smith & Wesson Safety Recalls - they sent me a prepaid Fedex label. I sent it in and received it back 10 days later - they also paid for return shipping. Gun looks great, and I will be taking it to the range next week to make sure it still fires accurately.
 
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