Walther PK380 Pistols – Important Safety Recall Notice

Walther PK380 Pistol
Walther Arms
Walther Arms

FORT SMITH, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- 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 Waltheramerica.com. If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Waltheramerica at 1-800-713-0356.

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Robert Mumblow

Went to range to qualify with weapon, pulled trigger nothing happened, tried again fired one round, then nothing after that, Checked fire and safety was in the fire position but still nothing happened. Left the range after qualifying with my S/W MP 40. Guess will have to send it in, brand new gun never been fired before just out of the box. Glad I didn’t carry on duty and had to use it,

John Wilson

I have the exact same thing going on with me

Timothy Liptow

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… Read more »


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?????.

George A. Schmidt, Sr.

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


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!!!


Kay Remington

Compare the serial numbers with the ones on your pistol.. It’s on the end of your gun box. The serial numbers they are concerned about are serial number range from PK101201 to PK112155. Also the serial number is in the indented oval on right side of pistol(just about the trigger). Hope that helps you.