Saturday, February 28, 2009

S&W Recall

  • Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson is recalling two of its popular pistol models due to a worst-case-scenario kind of defect: one that could cause the guns to go off without the trigger being pulled.

    According to a Smith & Wesson Safety Recall Notice, the company has identified a defect in certain Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols that could cause a chambered round to fire when the pistol's hammer is lowered, even without the trigger being pulled. Smith & Wesson is advising owners of affected Walther pistols to stop using the guns at once, and to return them to Smith & Wesson for installation of a new hammer block that will remedy the defect.

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25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruger had same problem with LCP that every CPD owns! .380 is for James Bond....not POLICE

2/28/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Germans are behind it . . .

never trust the bastards.

2/28/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bond,James Bond...

2/28/2009 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Walther PPK. 7.65 mm, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. Takes a Brausch silencer with very little reduction in muzzle velocity. The American CIA swear by them."

- Major Boothroyd

2/28/2009 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Walther PPK. 7.65 mm, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. Takes a Brausch silencer with very little reduction in muzzle velocity. The American CIA swear by them."

- Major Boothroyd

2/28/2009 05:54:00 AM


Contact M immediately.

- Q

2/28/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had one, lousy gun really. The tight tolerances, straight blowback design and small ejector port made for a lot of jams. It’s really finicky on ammo.

The slide would take two chucks out of the web of your hand if didn't hold it just right.

The .380 cal or worse the .32 auto caliber just does not have much stopping power. It would be much better to spend your money on a sub-compact 9mm Glock or Springfield Armory or S & W which you can carry.

Stay safe and shoot straight no matter what you are packing.

2/28/2009 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S&W purchased walther and proceeded to ruin the brand. Only carry real, german made walthers. Better yet, carry a Sig P230/232 if you must have a .380 like that.
Most people buy a snub and forget about it.

2/28/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as they don't recall my model ten thirty-eight, I'll be OK.

2/28/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone give me info about the gun manufacturers sending a rep out for a free firearms day/inspection/cleaning at fop hall? I overheard it in the locker room and am interested in going if true. thanks

2/28/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave up my S&W5943 TSW model to many malfunctions, not reliable, and the trigger pull sucked. Glock is my choice now all the way!

2/28/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith and Wesson can't make a good semi auto. No military has ever adopted one of their autos as a service weapon. They always have feeding problems when they start to get dirty. Check their reviews in "Gun Tests" magazine. Even their M-4 rifles are the worst of the lot.

2/28/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC THAT WHY THEY ONLY GUN I CARRY IS THE BARRETTA , STILL THE FIREARM OF CHOICE.

2/28/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friends and I like to stare down he barrel of out new S/W PPK's. So I guess we should stop doing this?

2/28/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave up my S&W5943 TSW model to many malfunctions, not reliable, and the trigger pull sucked. Glock is my choice now all the way!

2/28/2009 10:43:00 AM
haven't had 1 problem with mine 12 yrs old?

2/28/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesnt Bond work in ERPS?

3/01/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave up my S&W5943 TSW model to many malfunctions, not reliable, and the trigger pull sucked. Glock is my choice now all the way!

2/28/2009 10:43:00 AM
haven't had 1 problem with mine 12 yrs old?

2/28/2009 07:39:00 PM

MINE IS 18yo All Stainless Works as good as the day I bought it. Keep your plastic toy cap gun.

3/01/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

well aside from the one in the picture which I actually own(Model 96 40cal) I own several S/W semi autos. 4006,4506,MP40,686(wheelgun)The secret to buying smith and wesson is to check the Generation of the gun.IE 2nd 3rd or fourth. Typically the 2nd generation was garbage due to plastic internal parts and alloy composite bodies. Feed was an issue since the ramps are incorporated into the design of the barrel. Unlike Sig (my fave) which has a distinct separate ramp(removable for cleaning) Given the proper maintenance and trigger tweeking,a S/W 4006 40 cal will produce a 1 1/2 inch group at 20yards. If you are on the street you shouldnt carry anything less than 40 cal anyway. And the Springfield Armory Glock look alike(web safety) has a defect as well. the float on the barrel(underside of weapon similar to the Beretta) is made of 2 pieces of steel fused together as opposed to one cut from a billet. This will fail under higer than normal loads and will render the weapon useless. PLease make sure you inspect all your guns and CLEAN THEM MONTHLY whether you use them or not.

Thanks

Project pitbull.
And YES I actually carry that Beretta when I work.

3/01/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

I have also heard but been unable to confirm thst the S/W MP series in ALL calibers has a firing pin issue. When I get more information I will make sure to pass it on to youse guys. so far mine works flawlessly.So far.

3/01/2009 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even their M-4 rifles are the worst of the lot.

2/28/2009 10:56:00 AM

S&W doesnt even make these.They are re-badged Bushmasters.Both Crapmaster and S&W are owned by the same parent company.The AR15 industry is an incestious one.

3/01/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a a S&W 4506-1 (full sized) and a S&W 4516 (compact) semi-automatic pistols. Both well broken in with thoudsands of rounds through both of them. I cannot remember a jam or any kind with either except for bad ammo.

What was nice was the mags for the big gun would work in the small gun. I would encourage you all not to carry any handgun who's calibre does not begin with a "4".

3/01/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy a SIG....All problems solved.

3/01/2009 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 years and a day said...

To the officer wondering about the Gun Clinic at the FOp They are usually held in May.

they are very helpful

One of the things I learned there was that magazine and recoil rod springs should be replaced very 5 years


Its cheap easy maintenece The manufacturers will mail you the springs in question ( at least Smith and Beretta will) for a nominal fee around $20


I reccomend attending

3/01/2009 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

well in the sense of the AR-15,M-16 type rifle Im a big fan of the Armalite. So much so that I own one in .308. S/W rushed to produce to meet the need post 9-11 subsequently SOME(40%) exhibit failures. Jams,excess fouling,extraction issues,and feed issues. Before you go and buy the fancy shorty "ar-15" look around and get the best out there. And if you need grips get back to me.

3/02/2009 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 29 years and a day said...

To the officer wondering about the Gun Clinic at the FOp They are usually held in May.

they are very helpful

One of the things I learned there was that magazine and recoil rod springs should be replaced very 5 years


Its cheap easy maintenece The manufacturers will mail you the springs in question ( at least Smith and Beretta will) for a nominal fee around $20


I reccomend attending

3/01/2009 10:14:00 PM


thanks a lot, I'll be there, right around the corner

3/02/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

A comment (please) to the recoil spring guy.

Under normal wear and tear(huh?) this should be a lifetime part. The key here is to release the pressure on the spring(both in the magazine AND on the spring guide) While this is a pain in the rear and not practical if you only have ONE gun( and shame on you if you do) It is recommended that you open the magazine once a month and let the spring relax for a 24hr period. The same holds true for the guide spring. Sure signs that they are wearing is A: slow return on the slide with "hot"ammo, and the last or last two rounds not feeding or unloading from the mag.Its not much but it does help extend the life of the weapon.
Just lookin out for youse guys.

3/03/2009 01:25:00 AM  

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