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    Walther PPK

    I've seemed to got a bug to get a Walther PPK, but I do not know anything regarding preferred manufacturers, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" regarding it. I see original German specimans are few, and far between. I like the stainless model, in .380. Will probably trade with one of my existing firearms.

    #2
    Had a German made and an American made (Interarms) PPK.
    Loved the German.
    The American, not so much.
    Take a look here:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-524692.html
    Both used to bite me in the web between thumb and index finger unless I was careful.

    That said, someone who I have the utmost regard for his firearm knowledge and experience carried the German made in .380 for twenty years without a hiccup.
    Only put it down when he tried a Kahr 9 and now, that's his companion.

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      #3
      I own a Interarms Walther PPK/S. There's a line angle that digs into my thumb knuckle (the joint closer to the hand). Other than that I'd get stovepipes once in a while with S&B FMJ ammo.
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        #4
        I recently sold my Walther./Interarms PPK and already miss it.
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          #5
          A friend carries one every day. I've had both the German and Americn examples, the German ones worked flawlessly, the first S&W ones had trouble
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            #6
            Consider the PP instead of the PPK....it's as good a gun and just enough bigger that there's no hammer bite. Walther is the standard for these....but there were other good manufacturers: FEG made an acceptable copy, not a clone, that is very reasonably priced. Manurhin, the French gun maker, got all of Walther's tooling after the war and they made a bunch that are of very high quality.

            I've got an FEG 7.72mm PP and love it. Had my smith do some trigger work and it's a dream to shoot.

            Prices for the decent PPs and PPKs are highish, but in my experience the PPK commands a higher price than the PP 'cause of the 007 factor.

            Good place to read up on them is at the Walther board:
            http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/

            These guys really know their stuff, are very friendly, and can answer any question you might ask.

            Good shooting.

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              #7
              Walther is actually producing new PPKs as I post this. They are supposedly being released end of 2016. They are being assembled in Fort Smith. You might want to wait and see what they look like.

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                #8
                I have an older, stainless PPK/s (a preferred Interarms import). I really like it as a firearm to collect, but between not liking the .380 round for defense, similar size offerings in 9mm, and the horrible DA trigger pull, it doesn't see the light of day too much.

                The Sig P230/232 is very, very similar in size, feels much better in the hand and has a better DA trigger.
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                  #9
                  My Sig P232 was my first love. I originally wanted the PPK, but the Sig is so much nicer. More refined. Classy. It was the first gun that ever felt right in my hand. Just fit like a glove. I have since moved on to bigger and better things, but I will never get rid of it, that's for sure. With it's sleek lines, stainless finish, Hogue grips and night sights, It's just too dam sexy. You never forget your first love.. LOL!
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                    #10
                    Bruce @ Hunters has a PPKS for sale.

                    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/576071617
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                      #11
                      I had an Interarms PPK/S but sold it. The slide bite was horrendous.

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                        #12
                        Or you can go with Makarov (Bulgarian is inexpensive) it is the same design but simplified and it is 9mm

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Russian View Post
                          Or you can go with Makarov (Bulgarian is inexpensive) it is the same design but simplified and it is 9mm
                          Love my Mak. It is a commercial russian model.

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