April 30th, 2007 02:05 PM
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Jack - you did what I am sure we have all done - it happens LOL. Good find.
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April 30th, 2007 02:16 PM
Originally Posted by maclean3
Nice! I have an Interarms Walther PPK from back in the early-mid '90s. You mentioned S&W in connection with this. Are they now the ones making the PPK under license?
Be careful when you first get it. Before you carry it, take it to the range and test it thoroughly. (Duh, as though you weren't gonna.)
See, when mine was new outta the box, there was a problem with some part in the trigger mechanism. (sear?) The gun would fire double-action just fine, but for some reason, there was a slip in single-action, where the trigger could be pulled but whatever it was that had to happen, part A hooking to part B, it was missing there.
I brought it in to the gun shop where I bought it, and the guy was impressed that I, a non-gunsmith, had even been able to determine what was wrong. (I didn't understand his amazement, because it had seemed pretty elementary.) He then took the same part out of another PPK they had in stock -- that my best friend was going to be purchasing -- and put it into mine, and the gun worked perfectly after that. (He had to order the part to put into my friend's specimen prior to his purchase.)
I don't know if this problem was widespread or not, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up just in case. Enjoy your new guns when you get them!
April 30th, 2007 02:35 PM
It's my understanding that S&W is importing the Walthers under license now, though I could be mistaken. I was actually shocked to see my first PPk last year as I thought they weren't legal for import (only the PPK/s). The guy I spoke with said the PPK/s is a better seller for him but personally, if I drop down to a .380 it's due to tough concealment issues, so I'd rather have the smaller model.
I'll keep the sear situation in mind, thanks for the tip. Now to track down spare mags.
April 30th, 2007 08:08 PM
Mmmmmm PPK, I've always wanted one. Been thinking about that anniversary one.
April 30th, 2007 09:29 PM
Not Particularly Interested in PPK's...
But I've done what you did...three times, this year!
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April 30th, 2007 09:41 PM
I want a PPK, but can't justify it to myself. Now, if the price really is going up it will be even more difficult. Maybe I can find a used one somewhere.
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April 30th, 2007 09:44 PM
I have to stay away from the gunshops. I find myself living off of ketchup packets to save enough money for a new toy!
May 1st, 2007 10:56 AM
I'm terrible... like a kid at a candy shop when I go to the darned gun shop. I'd buy one of each if I had the money!
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May 1st, 2007 11:01 AM
The PPK is a good gun. All you have to say is, "It's James Bond's gun," and people start going.. OOOOHHHHH, AAAAHHHH.
I'm hoping to have sold one at our shop. A gal came in looking for a .380 and it came down to a fist fight between the Sig 232 or the PPK. The PPK won by a nose for the simple fact that the magazine was located on the frame by the trigger and the mag release on the Sig is on the bottom of the mag well.
So it's PPK by a nose.
I have a Bersa Thunder in .380. Similar to the PPK.
My only complaint with it is its heavy trigger pull for the DA.
Other than that, it's a good little gun.
May 1st, 2007 11:12 AM
ketchup you say? My kids like ketchup. Sometimes Sam will eat it with a spoon. I've been doing it ALL WRONG. I need to ENCOURAGE hsi ketchup consumption (The Reagan Admin declared it a vegetable too!) to further our shooty goodness fund.
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