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    Ppk?

    Any reason not to get a new (S&W) Walther PPK? Thanks.

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    It's a nice gun if a bit small, i prefer the german ones, I think they are built a little better, still either one would make a nice addition to any collection.
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    I really like the looks of these guns, but I hear too many negative comments about them.

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    I had a PPK(S) .380

    and it was great as a

    PAPERWEIGHT !!

    Maybe it was just the one I had but it was a

    Jammatic bigtime. I got rid of that POS quick.

    Turned me off to PPKs forever. Do yourself a favor

    buy a Kahr.

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    I can't speak for everone else, or maybe Im just lucky, But my own 2
    examples have given me no problems, Except i tend to get sliced on my hands once in awhile if im not careful, I wouldn't use one as a carry gun on a daily basis, but if it was all i had.......
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    Well...

    I had a PPK/S once. Not very accurate, picky about ammo and a lot of gun when I could have had a SIG P-239! Sweet little gun, you should check one out!
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    I had an American made PPK/S about ten years ago, jammed every other round with FMJ rounds. sent it back to the factory, came back did the same exact thing. I sold it and never looked back. I would go with my current carry gun: SIG 239(.40). Or possibly look at the mini Glocks or Kahrs. Better guns/Better Calibers!

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    Bought this one from a disgruntled owner for 250.00, did a ramp and throat, went to mec-gar nags. Put 400 rounds thru it and works great. Ones trash is anothers treasure. John B

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    I have a PPK/S American & it works great...it's fit really nice.
    I've not seen the S&W ones.
    It's a bit heavy for a .380 but, mine is a great gun. It's beautiful & it's 100% reliable.
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    I didn't have any luck with the PPK that I owned, but have had super reliability out of my Thunder .380. That plus the fact that the Bersa's less costly doesn't hurt matters.

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    I was gonna say the same thing about the bersa. Quite ppk-ish for minimal dough. Good accuracy and reliability too.

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    I also have a Bersa Thunder 380 and carry it quite often. Totally reliable.
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    I have both the Sig 232 and the Walther/Smith PPK. Neither has given me any problems. I bought the PPk for the wife and she has put probably close to 500 rounds through it, both FMJ and HP. I did have some light primer strikes with FMJ Magtec ammo, but not with anything else. She shot gold dots, golden sabers, and cor-bon HP (two boxes of each) with no hiccups.

    It is slimmer and lighter than the Sig which makes for a nicer carry. The PPK has a manual safety, which I don't like, and the trigger on the Sig is nicer. The PPK puts them where you aim at 7 yards, though the sites are very small. My wife had trouble seeing the front site, so I painted it orange and that helped some. All in all a nice .380 if you are looking for one.
    Here is a comparison photo.
    Last edited by Rocnerd; July 20th, 2006 at 08:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper
    I had a PPK/S once. Not very accurate, picky about ammo and a lot of gun when I could have had a SIG P-239! Sweet little gun, you should check one out!
    My wife originally wanted a PPK, She ended up with the SIG P239 as well..

    She also went from .380 to .357 Sig... Go figure... The added weight of the solid slide allowed her to handle the recoil...
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    P.S. You got some good shops in the MontCo/Bucks area that you can rent guns and try them b4 buying your next gun...

    Ie.... Target World @ 202 and countyline rd... Chalfont.
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