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Old 03-12-2011, 05:27 PM
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I put some rounds in the mag. and worked the action by hand . I couldn't get through thre rounds without a problem. FTE after FTE. I called Walther and the rep. assured me the gun would opperate normally when fired. I bought the Walther PK380. Any thoughts on this would help. thanks
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:44 PM
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Do what the rep said. Try it at the range. If it's still malfunctioning, then you've got a problem. They're not really designed to be unloaded in that manner. Normally, it's drop the mag, and then work the action to remove the round in the chamber.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:03 PM
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Thanks. I plan to fire it next weekend. I will keep you all posted. Walther seems willing to stand behind their rpoducts. The one of the few problems I found on line was resolved by Walther offering any gun in their line to replace it' or his money back. He went with the money back option. Personally I would have gone for the P99 in 40 cal. if available.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:26 AM
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It's designed to operate automatically via recoil not by one's hand manually. Let it work as it was designed.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:48 PM
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Wondering if I should wait to buy a second magazine for this gun. They aren't cheap. I haven't found one for less than 30 bucks. The gun is fairly new andI think the only mags are made by Walther.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:41 PM
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Ok not trying to call you out, or say your lieing, but seems either you have no idea how to own or use a handgun, work for walther, or are some anti gun guy.

Like said there not made to be fed through by hand, FIRE THE DANG THING.

Seems to me it is just that you are new and have little idea on how the handguns work. If your having trouble right out of the line you might want to take a class. I recommend it in fact.

Just to test your issue I ran 2 mags(17 rounds each) through my glock 17 by hand with no issue, well one I fed them into my shirt and it was to close and got in the slide one, but that was my fault. Might get a refund and buy a glock. LOl
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:45 PM
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ohh again not calling you out but I think it is odd you even tried to check it without firing.

DId you buy the walther because bond carried one???
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:31 PM
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@ Bigtim. OK ,where do I start? "Not trying to call you a dumb @#$ or anything" but, the title of my post was "Bought my FRIST pistol the other day". I have only owned long guns prior to this pistol. That being said, I can cycle my semi 22 LR all day(the only other semi I own) without issue. Again, "not saying you are completely stupid or anything" but, why would I work for Walther and ask a question about the possible malfunction of one of their firearms? I am a working father with two jobs and limited time in the field. I have not shot gun yet for that reason. I do have little experience with pistols. That would be exlained by the "FIRST PISTOL" part of my title. Finally;"not saying you are mentally challenged or anything" but, how did you get that I might be an anti-gun guy from that question? I was simply trying to gaine knowledge rom people that have experience in that area. The James Bond thing was the only clever thing you said. For that; I will give a serious answer to a not so serious question. I chose the PK380 for many reasons. It felt good in my hand. It was easy to opperate. It is a decent(not great just decent) carry gun. I also chose it because the price was right. Lets eat grandma Or Lets eat, grandma. "Punctuation saves lives."

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Old 03-14-2011, 06:30 PM
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I've never owned a walther but I haven't had that problem with any other semi auto seems to me the guns not working right but try it out and see but Id bet money on the gun going back to walther
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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I was alittle I guess rude with you. Long day, to much work, and a headach. I have seen and heard about folks coming on here and other forums, ohh I had a issue and bushmaster or walther or glock all but gave me a free gun, only to find out the person was the CEO or something. Kind of like free advertising, To me nothing speaks more about a company or store fixing a issue then selling every single thing right with a perfect record, sure none of us want a bad anything, but when a company says ok we will make it better then before it speaks more for them then any 1000 hey my gun is perfect review. Kind of discrete adverting.

I honestly thing your good to go, I can see you not racking the slide hard and fast enough your new to the handgun thing my guess is your alittle uncomfortable with it, or well maybe not 100% comfortable with it. So your doing things slower then the gun might like. If it jams to begin with run a 100 or 200 rounds through it. My new glock a jammed every few rounds for the first 2 mags 200 rounds later and she is running great.
I was on glock talk the other day and someone said I was working for another company when I said I was having issue, Like you I was freaking out cause it FTE when firing, when I was told to fire 200 rounds through it I let up with my stress.

I really really should have worded things different then I did and I apologize for that.

I have never really heard much about walther nor have I shot one so it could be the gun. I doubt it, I am betting your alittle jerky or slow on racking it, do it again and let it go faster and with even pull. It wont fire unless you pull the trigger, that said a course point it in a safe direction
You could have called me dumb butt( not trying to get over the filter JW) I was being one

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@ Bigtim. OK ,where do I start? "Not trying to call you a dumb @#$ or anything" but, the title of my post was "Bought my FRIST pistol the other day". I have only owned long guns prior to this pistol. That being said, I can cycle my semi 22 LR all day(the only other semi I own) without issue. Again, "not saying you are completely stupid or anything" but, why would I work for Walther and ask a question about the possible malfunction of one of their firearms? I am a working father with two jobs and limited time in the field. I have not shot gun yet for that reason. I do have little experience with pistols. That would be exlained by the "FIRST PISTOL" part of my title. Finally;"not saying you are mentally challenged or anything" but, how did you get that I might be an anti-gun guy from that question? I was simply trying to gaine knowledge rom people that have experience in that area. The James Bond thing was the only clever thing you said. For that; I will give a serious answer to a not so serious question. I chose the PK380 for many reasons. It felt good in my hand. It was easy to opperate. It is a decent(not great just decent) carry gun. I also chose it because the price was right. Lets eat grandma Or Lets eat, grandma. "Punctuation saves lives."
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