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Old 02-01-2019, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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New one is being shipped out right now by Walther. I'm really leaning towards buying it, but I've read on some forums how the gun just "isn't worth it" compared to modern handguns.

I was considering buying it for its slimmer profile, as my only other handgun is a glock 26 (which does feel slightly chunky when carrying, but maybe I'm just nervous about printing), but I have to ask, has anyone used a Walther PPK or PPK/s before? Carried it as CCW? What is it like to shoot compared to more "modern weapons"? Would you recommend it?

Here's a video of the new PPK being shown off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnj7Cqsh0Pk



Also, obligatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU98uP7pXA8

But since I'm a younger fellow, this is my generation's version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Uy9jPxxwI
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:52 PM
 
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New one is being shipped out right now by Walther. I'm really leaning towards buying it, but I've read on some forums how the gun just "isn't worth it" compared to modern handguns.

I was considering buying it for its slimmer profile, as my only other handgun is a glock 26 (which does feel slightly chunky when carrying, but maybe I'm just nervous about printing), but I have to ask, has anyone used a Walther PPK or PPK/s before? Carried it as CCW? What is it like to shoot compared to more "modern weapons"? Would you recommend it?



But since I'm a younger fellow, this is my generation's version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Uy9jPxxwI
I carried q Walther PPK/s in .380 for at least 25 years. Comfortable and dependable.

If you go that way you should be happy.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:10 AM
 
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I carried q Walther PPK/s in .380 for at least 25 years. Comfortable and dependable.

If you go that way you should be happy.
Thanks! Sounds quite reliable.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:14 AM
 
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I don't like them. I don't find them comfortable to shoot. There are much better, lighter, more reliable choices today, and I like old designs. Yes, I own an old German made Walther PP which is slightly larger but still hurts the webbing of my hand to shoot. They are also prone to slide bite.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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I don't like them. I don't find them comfortable to shoot. There are much better, lighter, more reliable choices today, and I like old designs. Yes, I own an old German made Walther PP which is slightly larger but still hurts the webbing of my hand to shoot. They are also prone to slide bite.
I think they said they modified the beaver tail to try and cut down on slide bite, but I imagine that alone won't negate the pain on the webbing.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:38 AM
 
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A little snappy in .380, but carried and concealed nicely for several years for me.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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I don't like them. I don't find them comfortable to shoot. There are much better, lighter, more reliable choices today, and I like old designs. Yes, I own an old German made Walther PP which is slightly larger but still hurts the webbing of my hand to shoot. They are also prone to slide bite.

I guess it depends on how your hands are laid out, finger length, meaty or bony hand. I have a rather bony hand with longer fingers, and for me the PP/PPK are quite comfortable to shoot. I have never had an issue with slide bite on any automatic I have shot. I can't pick up a 1911 with a normal grip and fail to actuate the grip safety. But I know guys have had all these problems.



A guy with a meaty hand and short fingers would find things different from me.


I guess like any other gat, see if it fits *you*, if it fits and you like it, buy it I guess.



Specifically on .32 ACP guns - the old PP/PPK, the Berettas made during WWII, other "old school" guns need ammo loaded to CIP (European) spec or they won't cycle reliably. These old school guns won't cycle with most light-bullet domestic ammo. Smaller .32 like the Beretta Tomcat, on the other hand, can be damaged by CIP loads and should only use the domestic ammo.



You should of course do some considerable shooting with a gun you will CCW carry, particularly automatics. But the above note about .32 ACP needs to be kept in mind.


If you want "good" ammo other than just plain hardball for a .32 PP/PPK - you will have to "roll your own".
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:13 PM
 
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^^^^^I have XXL hands but not "beefy", with long fingers to the point I find it hard to find even XXL gloves to fit so I am probably an anomaly. For instance, while I love my Browning Hi Power, and shoot it well, the trigger reach is short for me. The CZ-75 is perfect. So, the Walther, especially with the original frame isn't a good fit for my hand. Others may find it just fine.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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It's a fine gun but IMO there are better modern choices to fill a similar role.

I guess it just comes down to your personal preference. If you like it go for it

And I do like walthers I own a PPSM2 that I really like.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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Specifically on .32 ACP guns - the old PP/PPK, the Berettas made during WWII, other "old school" guns need ammo loaded to CIP (European) spec or they won't cycle reliably. These old school guns won't cycle with most light-bullet domestic ammo. Smaller .32 like the Beretta Tomcat, on the other hand, can be damaged by CIP loads and should only use the domestic ammo.



You should of course do some considerable shooting with a gun you will CCW carry, particularly automatics. But the above note about .32 ACP needs to be kept in mind.


If you want "good" ammo other than just plain hardball for a .32 PP/PPK - you will have to "roll your own".
This is kind of confusing me.

Is there a hotter .32 before you get to .380?
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