My Walther PPK

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    My Walther PPK

    This used to belong to my grandfather who passed away a few years ago, and was given to me by my father after I turned 21 and got my CCL. I had an ankle holster for it that worked great but I can't find the damn thing. So now I either keep it in my coat poket or I use an uncle mike's OWB holster. Its a great little gun though.

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    First - welcome to the Forum! Very nice! Yours is German, right? If so, you shouldn't have any problems with it. The newer ones made by S&W under the Walther logo have been nothing but problems for many. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new holster.
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    No, mine is an Interarms copy which was made here in the states. When I was taking my firearms safety course I told the instructor about it and he said that the intearms were a PITA and would have tons of feeding and extrication problems etc..

    It is a little finicky but I have put a few hundred rounds through it and the only time it ever jammed was when I tried to rapid fire it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan81986 View Post
    No, mine is an Interarms copy which was made here in the states. When I was taking my firearms safety course I told the instructor about it and he said that the intearms were a PITA and would have tons of feeding and extrication problems etc..

    It is a little finicky but I have put a few hundred rounds through it and the only time it ever jammed was when I tried to rapid fire it.
    Such as a self defense situation??

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    No, not a steady fire. Like trying to empty the clip in a second or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    First - welcome to the Forum! Very nice! Yours is German, right? If so, you shouldn't have any problems with it. The newer ones made by S&W under the Walther logo have been nothing but problems for many. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new holster.
    True words...I had the S&W brand....
    The slide was bad from the start. S&W agreed to actually melt it down and redo the same weapon using the same serial numbers...had a letter to show what they did. The dealer who had this done for me, sold it ASAP...it was at that time (back from the factory) a nib weapon...I wanted no part of it.

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    You are lucky to have such a nice momento from your grandfather.

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    ppk

    i have put several hundred rounds through mine. shame on me i aint cleaned it yet. no failures either

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    I bought a NIB S&W over a year ago. It's accurate and reliable.....maybe I'm lucky? They are thin !

    Despite my member name I don't carry it any much anymore, maybe I ought to be LCPheat. I pocket carry the LCP mostly these days, though when I leave my home, I ramp up to something different like a Defender, Sig 239, or G-27.

    Speaking of Walther's I just bought a PPS and fired it for the first time today. I intend to post my remarks on another thread.

    Enough ramblings for me, back on subject and congratulations on the PPK. It's definitely a keepsake for you !
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    I carried my Interarms PPK .380 for many years. In fact it was my 1st CCW.It has fired countless rounds with never a stoppage. When the Kahr MK9 came out I compared it to the Walther and it is the exact same size. My thinking was why carry a 380 when you can carry a 9mm in the same size package. The walther has since been retired to the safe for several years now, but if the Kahr needs to be repaired or whatever I would not hesitate to put the PPK back in service.
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    Great guns and a terrific heirloom...carries the spirit of your Grandfather. Never sell that....you can't put a price on it!

    I wouldn't feel underarmed with a PPK...a .380 is just a short 9mm after all.

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    I bought a new PPK in .380 just this fall. It has proven quite reliable so far; I have put approximately 600 rounds through it with no failures. Time will of course tell, but for now it seems great.

    Perhaps they managed to fix the problems people had been having?

    It could also be that I am very picky about cleaning. I clean completely after every trip to the range. A clean firearm is a reliable firearm.
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    I loved my PPK but it would FTF occasionally. If I kept good ammo in it it would do fine - most of the time. Couldn't take the "what-if's" any longer and sold it. Got a Bersa Thunder Plus. Life is good.
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    One of my worst mistakes was selling mine back in 1980. Great pistol. I carried it for business and had a Bianchi " C " clip shoulder rig that held the gun by the slide and left the rest of it open for a positive pull. If Bianchi still made the holster I would get one for the small semi's I own now. (maybe even get another PPK !!!

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    I've tried using an IWB holster with mine but its just not comfortable. But the good thing is you can use an OWB holster and be perfectly fine, even with just a t-shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    The newer ones made by S&W under the Walther logo have been nothing but problems for many.
    A couple of years ago I bought a brand new S&W produced PPK. Due to various issues with it, I had to return it to S&W three times and it still never worked properly. They replaced it with a new pistol but by then I was so fed up with S&W that I sold it at a loss just to get rid of it.
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