The slide is some non-ferrous alloy but also Zamak really gets a bad rap.Yeah, I thought the slides were made of Zamak?
For a good 5 years the American website mistakenly identified the slide and frame as "zinc diecast" but in reality they're made of some sort of proprietary alloy that Walther uses for all of their rimfire pistols, supposedly it's an Aluminum alloy since that's what they identify it as when it comes to their rimfire 1911s and the PPQ22. I actually got this information right from the source by e-mailing Walther Germany about it some years back after learning that the American website had misidentified the slide on the PK380 and PPQ22 as "zinc diecast" and seeing a lot of professional reviews which identified the slide as steel. They told me that it was, "A proprietary alloy" which was "much stronger than ZAMAK" and although I can't be 100% sure since English obviously wasn't their first language and may very well have just been written in German than ran through Google Translate, but it seemed like they were saying that it wasn't a zinc based alloy at all, which would make sense since most of their other rimfire pistols are made with an Aluminum alloy.Yeah, I thought the slides were made of Zamak?
Like I said, the SA trigger is a mere 6lbs, and being a DA/SA hammer-fired pistol, the DA can be bypassed by either chambering a round with the safety/decocker lever in the fire position, or otherwise manually cocking back the hammer with your thumb.17.5 lb trigger ? I will pass ! I owned a PPK 380 in the 1980s and did not like that trigger either !
Also I can honestly say I've never even noticed the DA trigger as an issue but then I grew up shooting revolvers almost always in the DA mode. If shooting at a target at absolutely ridiculous distances well over 25 yards and from a rest I might shoot a revolver in SA mode but that would only be during fun sessions at a long outdoor range.Like I said, the SA trigger is a mere 6lbs, and being a DA/SA hammer-fired pistol, the DA can be bypassed by either chambering a round with the safety/decocker lever in the fire position, or otherwise manually cocking back the hammer with your thumb.
Still, there are obviously far better triggers, but for someone like me who is absolutely in love with the aesthetics of the Walther PP Series, it's a non-issue which can easily be worked around, and having grown accustomed to it has had the fringe benefit of making me far more tolerant of heavy triggers.
Besides, it could be worse... It's not quite as bad the the infamous H&K VP70's 18lb DAO trigger. :evil: