New Walther PK-380

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    New Walther PK-380

    Anyone else excited about this soon to be released new gun???

    Basically the same size and controls as the Walther P-22. Could practice with P-22 and carry 380, saving $$$'s.

    I am a lefty, so it does intrigue me because of its ambidextrous stand point, and the P-22 fits my hand very nicely.

    I use to dislike the 380, now I own 2, and with the new Kahr and now, the Walther, what am I thinking, is it possible to own 4- 380's???


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    If it is more akin to the P99 and not the P22 in quality, then I'll be interested. Otherwise I'll skip it. If it is a quality piece then I'll probably end up with one too.

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    The 380 market is growing by leaps and bounds, it will have to be one heck of a gun for me to want to retire my two Guardians. Maybe with all this competition we will see some lower prices!! I can dream can't I, LOL!!!
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    For only 8+1 on the rounds, and the overall size being close to most standard 9mm's I'm not really sure there is a benefit to this firearm other than the price being 300-400 dollars?
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    I've read that the slide and such is made of better material than the p22. Plus the fact that they've had the p22 to practice on.

    I wouldn't think it would be a great conceal gun with the size, but there are several other .380 autos that size that a lot of people seem to like. The grip, especially, looks great and I'd love to try it at the range.

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    The talk around the local gun range/shop that I go to is that it will give the Bersa380 a run. They sell a lot of the Bersa 380s and they feel the Walther will quickly become popular.
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    if it beats my bersa thunder 380 I would be suprised, It will have to be a heck of a good gun to do that.
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    It looks like it ought to hold about 20 rounds, not 8!
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    I would like to have one with a threaded barrel as I figure it would be the ultimate suppressed centerfire handgun. Since .380's don't go above the speed of sound in most all loadings. I figure a 9mm can would fit nicely and would be more fun than a p-22 w/can. YHM has a suppressor that claims 35db dry! SWR makes one that claim 30+db reduction...

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    I was looking at it on the Walters site and the size of it is larger than my Glock 19. With ammo prices I'll stay with the 9mm.

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    Thumbs up

    Took my daughter to the range for the first time a couple of weeks ago and rented her the PK 22 and she loved it. I have been thinking about the PK 380 to purchase for her since she liked the feel of it over my M&P with smaller hands and left handed as well. I was still proud of her, after becoming familiar with shooting a couple of boxes of ammo, I laid my 40 down in front of her and she picked it up and shot a few rounds. The only problem is that it hurt her thumb because of the recoil. But anyway back to the topic, Yes, I think I'm gonna get the PK380 not to be confused with the PP or PPK.
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    Is it a straight blow back? If not, it looks like a good idea for women who are actually going to shoot an extended period of time. I would have prefered that it be a stryker fired mechanism minus the manual safety. I just took a second look at the picture. I see cut outs on the slide, but, I don't see a slide stop on the frame. Does it have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3ymour View Post
    For only 8+1 on the rounds, and the overall size being close to most standard 9mm's I'm not really sure there is a benefit to this firearm other than the price being 300-400 dollars?
    Owners of the local range have a large order for the PK380 when they got to see in a pre-release in December. They were impressed enough to put in a large order. It is just slightly larger then the P22 and the frame is based on that model. The price has not been set yet but they believed it would be between $400 - $450. They have sold a large number of 380s over the past year and they expect the PK380 to surpass others they have sold.
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    I want to see a picture of it.
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