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Walther PK380 Pistol

Walther Arms

Walther Arms

FORT SMITH, AR --( During an internal quality review, Carl Walther GmbH has identified a condition that may exist in certain PK380 pistols which may permit a round to be discharged if the trigger is pulled, despite engagement of the manual safety.

Walther has found that engagement of the manual safety may not prevent firing of a chambered round when the trigger is pulled.

This recall applies to Walther PK380, .380 ACP pistols manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH from May through September 2012, which have a serial number range from PK101201 to PK112155.


Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you stop using your pistol until we have an opportunity to inspect it to make certain that there is no condition which will allow the pistol to discharge with the safety engaged.

To facilitate the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your pistol, please contact Waltheramerica’s customer service department at 1-800-713-0356 to receive instructions and a call tag for the return of your pistol to Waltheramerica.

Additional information will be posted on If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Waltheramerica at 1-800-713-0356.

  • 6 User comments to “Walther PK380 Pistols – Important Safety Recall Notice”

    1. [...] due to being able to go bang when pulling trigger….and safety is on…/#axzz28SE0vbhV [...]

    2. [...] Story: According to a story on Ammoland Walther has issued a recall for their PK380 pistol.  During an internal quality review Walther identified an issue which may allow some pistols to discharge a chambered round while the manual safety is engaged.  Affected pistols were made from May through September of 2012 and have serial numbers ranging from PK101201 to PK112155.  If you own a pistol within the affected range please do not use the pistol and contact Walther at 1-800-713-0356.   « Episode 40: Two Rimfire rifles…   No Comments    Click here to cancel reply. [...]

    3. Just purchased a new Walther PK 380!! Traded in a nice never shot Sig Sauer 250. Already a recall on this Walther? I don’t think I made a wise choice. JUST SAYN!!!


    4. George A. Schmidt, Sr. on April 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM said:

      I have tried calling to get information in returning my PK380 I just bought, but no one is answering. What do I have to do??
      Thanks, Chief

    5. I have a walther .380 I have not been able to fire the pistol. I have new 380 ammo but itwill not chaber the round. Whats wrong?????.

    6. Timothy Liptow on September 4, 2014 at 3:23 PM said:

      I just purchased a used PK380 from my local gun shop and saw some recall stuff online. It looks like my cereal number is WB026923. It’s labeled Walther Arm Fort Smith,AR.It has a red laser. Does this pistol need to be recalled it doesn’t have the “Z” stamped on the slide. Did I make a bad purchase? What do I need to do to make everything OK? I didn’t get an extra mag, can you guys send me one? I really like the pistol , it’s beautiful and seems well-made and in good like new condition.Timothy Liptow,204 Laurel Ln. Burkburnett,TX 76354. Thanks for your help.

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