I think their QC is not what it should be. Look at past post and you will see several problems that are new S&W PPK/S With that said there are those who will tell you all Interarms PPK/S are junk/trash . Mine is a SS Interarms made early80's and since Ive own it has been perfect Its my main carry pistol. The answer who knows. I belive their are more good than bad .Be they German Interarms or S&W.