Hello. I bought a new PPK .380.
I'm at the range for the first time, I slingshot one in the chamber, take the safety off, pull the trigger, and "click." I look at the round and there is a pretty significant indentation in the primer. I load the round again, pull the trigger, and it goes off.
The same thing happened 60 rounds later with another brand of ammo.
This gun is very tight. I have it well-lubricated, but in the first 80 rounds, I had four failures to feed because the rim would not properly slide underneath the extractor. Here is a photo of this phenomenon:
I suspect the issue with the failures to feed is a break-in issue. I have also started lubricating the extractor.
My main question is what might be causing the light primer strikes. A knowledgable friend suggested that it may have been marginally out of battery, and it just needs to break-in.
Well I am having similar issues with a Smith Sigma.
I have had 3 sigmas and ALL have had light primer strikes.
Usually random, usually when dirty.
Maybe the problem has went over to the walther line. I had a
99ol smith/walther that didn't have light primer strikes but did
have last shot hold open issues. So quality is beginning to get hit
and miss with Smith autos I think.
Check the firing pin channel for gunk. I was cleaning one of
my light firing sigmas last night and a bunch of metal shavings were
in there direct from the factory apparently. Hope that helps.