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I noticed my slide stop feels loose from left to right vice versa. Is this normal? A little bit of play?
 

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Melvin, I've got multiple PPQ's...NONE have a loose slide stop. I'm thinking yours could be fixed in about 30 seconds with a punch and a hammer. Actually, I prefer using a wood or plastic dowel rather than a steel punch. Actually, I like using a 'nut driver'...it makes contact around the outer parameter of the lever, leaving a recess for the pin.

Lay the pistol on the work bench, on its left side, place the dowel/tap/nut driver on the slide stop connection on the right side and give it ONE light tap.....that should do it.

 

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Lay the pistol on the work bench, on its left side, place the dowel/tap/nut driver on the slide stop connection on the right side and give it ONE light tap.....that should do it.


If the left side stop/pin was inserted incorrectly and the ridges are not correctly aligned with the right side lever couldn't the above procedure cause some damage? My initial reassembly of the slide lock was not correctly aligned and could not be corrected without a second reassembly.
 

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If the left side stop/pin was inserted incorrectly and the ridges are not in the grooves of the right side lever couldn't the above procedure cause some damage?
Well, if a 2 lb. hammer is used, then, I guess some damage could occur. However, if a 4 oz. hammer is used and a light tap applied, then, I'm thinking it be OK.

From reading the post, there was no mention of the levers being miss-aligned....just a little loose (left to right). None of mine are loose....and I've had more than one apart and reassembled.

When installing Apex triggers, I've found some slide stop levers to fit tighter than others....ONE was actually easy to remove, while others took a good whack. I'm thinking the OP's levers just need a little 'tap' to snap em' together.
 

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When installing Apex triggers, I've found some slide stop levers to fit tighter than others....ONE was actually easy to remove, while others took a good whack. I'm thinking the OP's levers just need a little 'tap' to snap em' together.
Exactly.....installing the Apex is where I had to use the 3lb hammer with a very solid blow to drive my pin out. Then reassembly resulted in a slight misalignment resulting in that "loose" movement. I just wanted to alert the OP to that possibility so he would first check for it.
 

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I tried a light tap with nut driver it didn’t tighten it. The play left to right is very minimal almost as if the lever is Bent just a bit? When I push in on the slide stop from left to right it moves a tiny bit and there’s a faint click.
 

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The slide stop lever really shouldn't have any movement (left to right), and no clicking either. Somethings not right. Worse thing that can happen (I guess) is the right side lever might 'pop' off.

Choices seem to be, In no particular order:

1. Ignore it and keep shooting it.

2. Use a slightly bigger hammer for 'one' more tap.

3. Send it to Walther for a 'look see'.
 

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I tried a light tap with nut driver it didn’t tighten it. The play left to right is very minimal almost as if the lever is Bent just a bit? When I push in on the slide stop from left to right it moves a tiny bit and there’s a faint click.

Have you disassembled the pistol including the slide stop? If not then I suggest you follow OF's third suggestion.
 

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I have not disassembled pistol. So I want to tap around the nut not tap directly on it? Just want to make sure I’m doing it right. Thanks everyone! So a small socket then leaving a recess?
 

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I have not disassembled pistol. So I want to tap around the nut not tap directly on it? Just want to make sure I’m doing it right. Thanks everyone! So a small socket then leaving a recess?
Yes. A nut driver, small socket....anything that applies pressure around the star end but does not contact it. As OF stated it is important to place the pistol flat on its left side to resist the tapping pressure.
 

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Quite a few people have reported that they damaged or destroyed the frame of the pistol either trying to take the slide release lever on, or off of the pistol.

I'd suggest taking it to a gunsmith, or sending it back to Walther.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I’ll just leave it for the time being as I don’t want to wail on it as the movement left to right is so slight.
 
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