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Old 07-18-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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New Walther PPK

Gents,

Never a fan of small polymer semi-auto's I just purchased this Walther PPK Stainless in 98% condition. Price was $425.00 including shipping.

Have always wanted one and this is German made imported by Interarms.

Will give a shooting report when it arrives.



Yeah, I know it's a "mouse gun", but couldn't help myself.

Wes



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Old 07-19-2011, 12:15 AM   #2
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I hope it shoots as good as it looks.
Good Luck, Wes!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have a blued version given to me as a present by my first wife in '64 or '65: pre-GCA.

When things got tough, I sold off my few other guns to buy food (!!!) and kept this as my only gun. I had one Super Vel in the pipe with a mag of FMJ, since it would choke on Mr. Jurras' ammo.
Since I had never heard the term "Mouse Gun", I thought I was armed!

Wife gone; gun still here.

I still think they're cool.

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #4
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Yeah, but have you seen the mice around here?



Watch your grip so the slide doesn't come back on your hand.

My brother set up three gallon jugs of water and had me shoot into them. Shot through all three, out the other end.

Later we shot into a sand bank comparing it to his .38 spc loads fired from his .357 which has a 4 inch barrel. His conclusion. The .380 penetrated deeper every time. I had UMC FMJ and UMC JHP, typical ammo.

Mine shoots very well and because of that you can place the shots.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #5
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Wes -
Now you need a tux, a shoulder holster, and bandaids for the web of your hand!

Hopefully, you won't get the "train tracks" from the slide. I had a Feg copy of the PPK that was a good shooter, but I finally sold it because I got tired of the slide bite.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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To Wes and SirG, I wish you the best with your PPKs. I bought a NIB German version when they 1st came out in stainless. It was a VERY disappointing experience. At the time, I was shooting Bullseye with scores averaging 293-295, etc. I could barely get rounds on the paper w/ this weapon (nor could anyone that I shot with.) It drew blood from the web of my hand with regularity. Trigger wasn't great, either. At the time, it was expensive, and didn't seem worth keeping given what I've described. Despite being enamored of it's beauty and and mystique. I traded it off.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #7
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I'm no .380 fan, but I do have a .380 PPK (and a .22). Something about that Art Deco or art Nouveau style I like. With Kahrs and the like, I see little reason to carry a Walther PPK .380, but they do shoot well. Going to a bigger model and smaller caliber, I had a .32 PP that would shoot like crazy.

I do think they make a nice size for a .22: Big enough to hand on to, but not too big.
I wish they would make more of those. Even a P22-type gun that was just shaped like a PPK would surely sell enough to be worth doing.

I didn't know they ever made any stainless ones in Germany. I thought the stainless ones were either US-made in AL or else the S&W beavertail guns.

I never did get Walther railroad tracks, FWIW.

I did get this for mine:

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CAN'T get much cooler than that, Mr. Bond.........
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:27 PM   #9
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Gents,

Thanks for the kind words and good wishes.

This will be my first Walther PPK and I'm a little excited about getting it. Don't know about getting "bitten", but time will tell. That's a problem I've never had with any weapon, to date, so am hopeful.

I do have a set of .380 ACP dies for my Dillon 550B, brass and bullets from when my spousal unit had her Beretta Model 84.

Any of you that have Walther experience please share it with me. Anything...good, bad, or ugly!

Wes

P.S. Barryin IN-you just had to show me a PPK with a suppresser. Never know...hmmm.
You sir, are a bad influence and I didn't need any help in that department.



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Had one of the stainless ones made in Alabama. (which wasn't noted anywhere on it; just the Alexandria address)

It worked until it didn't. Went to someone who enjoyed tinkering with problem guns.

One thing that always drove me up the wall was providing two different magazines, one with pinky rest and one without. Made it point differently.

Neat little guns tho.


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