New Walther PPK

This is a discussion on New Walther PPK within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The wife and I went to the range to try out some different handguns for her. The Walther PPK I had picked out for her ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32

Thread: New Walther PPK

  1. #1
    Member Array sailormanCGA72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    26

    New Walther PPK

    The wife and I went to the range to try out some different handguns for her. The Walther PPK I had picked out for her had an ejection problem on the third round so she set the gun down and declared it a dead issue. But I decided to shoot a few rounds. What a mistake!

    The weapon that malfunctioned in my wife's limp wristed grip performed flawlessly for me. I shot it well, it felt good in my hand, and the rest they say is history. I am now the proud owner of a shiny new stainless PPK, and I still have to get a gun for the Boss. I'm comparing various .38 spec revolvers. What a sweet little gun the PPK is, even if it is a 380.

    I'm wondering if I could take her to the range to try out a Kimber? Hmmm.
    As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Ex Member Array Pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,570
    Quote Originally Posted by sailormanCGA72 View Post
    The wife and I went to the range to try out some different handguns for her. The Walther PPK I had picked out for her had an ejection problem on the third round so she set the gun down and declared it a dead issue. But I decided to shoot a few rounds. What a mistake!

    The weapon that malfunctioned in my wife's limp wristed grip performed flawlessly for me. I shot it well, it felt good in my hand, and the rest they say is history. I am now the proud owner of a shiny new stainless PPK, and I still have to get a gun for the Boss. I'm comparing various .38 spec revolvers. What a sweet little gun the PPK is, even if it is a 380.

    I'm wondering if I could take her to the range to try out a Kimber? Hmmm.
    Expensive game buying guns for her and the letting her see if she likes them, you'll find nearly all here advocate letting her have 100% control over the selection, purchase and conceal method of any new gun.

    Send her to the store with one of her mates and see what she brings home, I will bet that she loves it.

  4. #3
    VIP Member
    Array nn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    7,120
    I guess a revolver until she stops limp wristing.
    Get as heavy a .38 as she will carry, otherwise you may have a " it kicks too much issue".

  5. #4
    Distinguished Member Array AnimalKracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eastern Arkansas
    Posts
    1,382
    I think you both would be happier if both went in to find a pistol for her. You can tell her about and show her pros and cons of the ones that you look at but she can tell you if she likes it also. Now that she knows she doesn't like that one she may like another auto much better.

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array falcon1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    6,482
    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    ...you'll find nearly all here advocate letting her have 100% control over the selection, purchase and conceal method of any new gun.
    +1.

    Congratulations on the Walther. I certainly like mine!

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array zero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    902
    Congrats on you PPK. They are so cool. Held one last weekend…one of these days.

  8. #7
    Member Array sailormanCGA72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    26
    .02
    I wouldn't even think of buying her a gun that she didn't shoot and feel comfortable with. We went to the range with several guns that I had suggested and a couple that the range owner had and let her shoot. She shot a S&W airweight very well, even double action. (She really impressed the range owner). At this point she is going to compare her Rossi to the airweight and choose for herself. I was just trying to suggest a weapon to her that would be easy to conceal and still be comfortable and dependable for her to shoot. Lots of trial and error.
    As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

  9. #8
    Sponsor
    Array AzQkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In the Superstitions
    Posts
    3,644
    congrats on the ppk, sure it wasn't a ppk/s?, they'd be the more commonly seen in stainless.

    I've had a few over the years, all blued, and older guns that ran great and all were one of the most accurate guns I've experienced/owned.

    I think you're going to like it, a lot.

    Brownie
    The mind is the limiting factor

    Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array maclean3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    3,085
    Congrats on the PPK, I've got one sitting in layaway right now myself. There's just something about the design that's always been appealing. Sure it's only a .380 but the specs on Cor-bon and Hydra-Shock are pretty impressive for a pocket sized auto.
    Jack

  11. #10
    Member Array sailormanCGA72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    26
    No it's definitely a PPK. I think the PPKs is a little bit larger. I could have waited a few days and the dealer could have ordered a blue, but I spend so much time near salt water environments that the stainless seemed more practical.
    As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array maclean3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    3,085
    The PPK uses a 6 round mag (as does the original PP), the PPKs uses a 7 round.
    Check out WaltherAmerica for accessories. Mags are a bit expensive but if you got the Walther/S&W then I don't think the original German mags will work.
    http://www.waltheramerica.com/

  13. #12
    bae
    bae is offline
    Member Array bae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    San Juan Islands
    Posts
    257
    I'd buy her a Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull, and then when she decides she doesn't like *that*, you'll be set :-)

  14. #13
    New Member Array Hogwild's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    8

    Sig 232

    I just went thru a process with my 17 yr old daughter. Her first experience with guns period. She shot the Kimber 22, Ruger 10-22, Smith & Wesson mod. 60 w/38 specials, and my Sig 232.

    Hands down she fell in love with the Sig 232.

    Understand that this was and has been her only exposure to shooting in her life (her mother is not fond of guns).

    With Cor-Bon ammo this is a kick butt weapon that is totally reliable that will do the job quite well for CC.

    I considered the PPK/s before I purchased the Sig 232 and have been really happy with my choice.

    When my daughter is older and finished with college, I am going to give her the Sig 232.

    I may have to have a Sig 239 next.

  15. #14
    Member Array walther1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    329
    Was about to get one of these but then I saw the PPS is coming out soon. May pick one of those up for summer CCW on the weekend (i.e. shorts and t-shirt).
    -------------
    Walther1

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of the ultimate CC gun!

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array maclean3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    3,085
    Isn't the PPS much bigger though? As in, P99/ Glock 19 sized? I may be thinking of something else as the morning java hasn't kicked in yet but it seems that'd be too big for a pocket gun. Post a link or pic if you can .
    Jack

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Walther PPS .40
    By shepherds56 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 23rd, 2008, 08:35 AM
  2. New IWB for Walther PPS
    By Siafu in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: September 16th, 2008, 04:30 PM
  3. Walther P22
    By Siafu in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: September 2nd, 2008, 06:55 PM
  4. New Walther P22
    By Benthic in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 17th, 2007, 06:59 PM

Search tags for this page

inter arms walther ppk
,

interarms ppk

,
interarms walther ppk
,
interarms walther ppk frames
,
interarms walther ppk s
,
pistola colt calibre .380
,
pistola glock 380
,
pistols walter 25 caliber
,
pre ban ppk
,
walther ppk california legal
,
walther ppk interarms
,
walther ppk legal in california
Click on a term to search for related topics.