It wouldn't have cost you anything had you contacted Walther and requested a pre-paid shipping label.Here same problem. Just send it in to Walther today. Gandermtn will charge me for shipping later when Walther sends the plastic gun back. Hope it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg..
So, obviously some sort of debris has obstructed the striker channel, preventing the firing pin from making contact with the primer 100% (it obviously works some of the time), and you put more oil in it.I've got the PPX since 7/1/14 and fired 180 rounds trough it without any problems. Saturday I went with friends to a public range and there I shot about 18 rd. Then klick, next klick, next klick. It loads just fine but the firing pin does not hit the primer at all.
Then try to put some oil on it. Ha- worked. 3 times boom and than klick, klick, klick...
"Drastic changes"...Goodness. Cut the drama crap.I always said, Walther is the Volkswagen between the guns. Well - it looks like there were drastic changes in Germany since 1991. Nowadays good guns for the average guy are made by Smith and Wesson or coming from Austria.
Hi Neighbor E-TX here.Scott
You should never oil the firing pin channel. That area should be dry. That's not your problem obviously but just FYI for the future.
Great - only if I would know. You should made it as a sticky at the top of the PPX forum, so every new PPX owner can easy find it.Sinnerboy61
It wouldn't have cost you anything had you contacted Walther and requested a pre-paid shipping label.
Realy ! Like I said before blaming the customer is not helping at all.Sinnerboy61
So, obviously some sort of debris has obstructed the striker channel, preventing the firing pin from making contact with the primer 100%
I did not realy expect that you understand.Sinnerboy61
"Volkswagen between the guns". What the heck does that even mean?
No not realy. I didn't need the PPX. I bought it because I fall in love with that trigger.East Texas here also.
Any clues what you might want instead? PPQ maybe?
Thats true. Random? I hear a lot about the PPX and the pin issue. Walther is aware of it. I wounder why Walther did not do something about it. It could not be cheap to pay all that shipping and handling in-house, not to forged totally unhappy customers.Every brand has the occasional issue, but I'm curious why this is so apparently random.
This answer is just another WAG. Maybe because the initial alignment was just barely enough to make it work and after a few hundred rounds, there was enough wear and tear to make this anomaly occur occasionally. Hey, it's just a WAG. I could be totally barking up the wrong tree.Sounds reasonable. But why would it happen after a few hundred trouble-free rounds?