WALTHER PDP OPTIC PLATE MOUNTING SYSTEM (Second Generation)
We have recently designed a new optic plate mounting system that will be on all the new PDP models moving forward in 2022.
The purpose of the Next Generation Optic Mounting Plate design is to lengthen the overall optic cut area in order to accommodate a greater number of existing red dots as well as those forthcoming in the not-so-distant future.
In addition to the new optic longer channel, this new Walther PDP Optic Plate Mounting System (2.0) features a lug design as well as the mounting screws identical to the original version. This new design is not the result of any failure or inadequacy on the part of the first generation of optic mounting system. The original optic plate mounting system has been thoroughly and rigorously tested and has resulted in zero failures.
Below is stress testing and round count information on the Gen1 Walther PDP optic mounting plates.
We diligently conducted Walther PDP optic plate stress tests. The highest stress/load for the slide and all mounted parts results from the acceleration of the slide while firing. The acceleration can go up to 1800 G. The force on the Adapter Plate resulting from this effect is transferred over the Pressing Face from the Adapter Plate to the Slide. This design ensures that the Adapter plate is always pressed against this transfer Surface.
The negative acceleration in the opposite direction is extremely small. The force in this direction can be held easily by the screws combined with the friction between the optic mounting Adapter Plate and the Slide.
- Two pistols were chosen. Each had 10,000 rounds shot with mounted Red Dot. No maintenance was performed on the plates during the 10,000 rounds. No issues appeared, no loose screws.
- One pistol was chosen and had 20,000 rounds shot with mounted Red Dot. No maintenance was performed on the plates during the 10,000 rounds. No issues appeared, no loose screws.
- One pistol was chosen and had 50,000 rounds shot with different versions of Red Dot sights and their corresponding adapter plates. While the same Red Dot and Mounting Plate were mounted, no maintenance on the plates was done, no issues appeared, and no loose screws.