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Old 11-16-2012, 20:05   #21
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When listing similar .380s, consider the CZ83. It has the same Browning blow back system and holds a double stack mag of .380s.

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Old 11-16-2012, 20:20   #22
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I've never seen a Walther PPK/S that worked reliably.
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Old 11-16-2012, 20:29   #23
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When listing similar .380s, consider the CZ83. It has the same Browning blow back system and holds a double stack mag of .380s.

Just a thought...
Had a Browning BDA that I loved until it got stolen...380 double stack also.. Sigh..

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Old 11-16-2012, 20:32   #24
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Heavy trigger (with a capital-H), heavy weight, heavy recoil for caliber, sharp edges, low capacity, tiny sights, and a slide mounted "safety" decocker. You really have to own one to understand why they're obsolete.

No thanks.
I've heard this many times, but I don't get it. Granted, I have never fired a PPK, but how could the .380 recoil be that heavy in an all-steel pistol? My Bersa Thunder 380's recoil is very light, much less than even a Glock 19.

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Old 11-16-2012, 20:33   #25
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I've never seen a Walther PPK/S that worked reliably.
The SmithWalthers are indeed a crap shoot...it took me three tries before I got one that worked. the SmithWalther techs were useless...I kept swapping out weapons with my LGS until I got one that worked.
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Old 11-16-2012, 20:38   #26
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I've heard this many times, but I don't get it. Granted, I have never fired a PPK, but how could the .380 recoil be that heavy in an all-steel pistol? My Bersa Thunder 380's recoil is very light, much less than even a Glock 19.
The PPK series has a perceived sharp recoil due to its slim grip. No rubber buffering handgrip, it is pretty old-school. In truth, the PPK series is pretty gentle.
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Old 12-06-2012, 15:06   #27
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I'm a blessed man and my wife bought me the 50th Anniversary James Bond Omega watch for a Hanukkah/anniversary/birthday present for the next four years so I went in search of a Walther PPK to go with it.
I'm picking up an Interarms Walther PPK/S in 32ACP on Monday. For me it will be just a fun gun that I will carry occasionally. The 32ACP is an 8+1 gun so capacity isn't too bad and as for the slide safety/decocker, I just load the gun. Put it on safe to decock it. Then take the safety off and carry it like that. No need for a slide safety with a double action trigger. Have you ever seen a safety on a revolver?
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Old 12-06-2012, 15:20   #28
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he use to use a 25ACP, so a .32 is a step up.
just saw the trailer on tv where Q mentioned it was 9 mm short. so i guess he upgraded that too.
Yep, he upgraded to a 380. Might be hard to find one that is encoded to your palm print though. Just an FYI, Bond also used a P99 in 3 movies.
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Yep, he upgraded to a 380. Might be hard to find one that is encoded to your palm print though. Just an FYI, Bond also used a P99 in 3 movies.
And a P5 in two movies (one official movie).
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I've heard this many times, but I don't get it. Granted, I have never fired a PPK, but how could the .380 recoil be that heavy in an all-steel pistol? My Bersa Thunder 380's recoil is very light, much less than even a Glock 19.
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The PPK series has a perceived sharp recoil due to its slim grip. No rubber buffering handgrip, it is pretty old-school. In truth, the PPK series is pretty gentle.
You also need to add in the blow back action, and heavy (for the caliber) recoil spring required to work with an action that has no lockup / delayed opening.
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Old 12-06-2012, 20:16   #31
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I'm a blessed man and my wife bought me the 50th Anniversary James Bond Omega watch for a Hanukkah/anniversary/birthday present for the next four years so I went in search of a Walther PPK to go with it.
I'm picking up an Interarms Walther PPK/S in 32ACP on Monday. For me it will be just a fun gun that I will carry occasionally. The 32ACP is an 8+1 gun so capacity isn't too bad and as for the slide safety/decocker, I just load the gun. Put it on safe to decock it. Then take the safety off and carry it like that. No need for a slide safety with a double action trigger. Have you ever seen a safety on a revolver?
Well, every guy here is drooling, but I would have held out for a Rolex DateJust or the Submariner if one is gaudy...

Where did you find the Interarms?
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Old 12-06-2012, 20:32   #32
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Well, every guy here is drooling, but I would have held out for a Rolex DateJust or the Submariner if one is gaudy...

Where did you find the Interarms?
Found the Interarms PPK/S locally (private sale). And I'll skip the Rolex for my Omega any day! Now I'll have to buy the Galco Executive shoulder holster to go with my tux.

http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/pr...oulder-holster
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:27   #33
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Ouch! bashing the PPK/S on the Walther forum?!? But seriously, my personal experience with my one PPK/S has been very good. After a shortt break in period, maybe 100-150 rounds, it has run flawlessly. It is very accurate and I don't think the recoil is that bad for a gun of it's size. Have you shout a j-frame with +P ammo? I think the slide bite has to do with how the gun is gripped. Move the tip of the thumb on the strong hand down so it touches the tip of the middle finger on the strong hand. Hard to explain, even harder to photograph, but easy to do.

Ammo is so much better for the 380, I feel comfortable with mine.

Just one man's opinion!
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Old 12-21-2012, 18:48   #34
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Well,....are SmithWalthers true Walthers?

A philosophical question I am not sure I can answer.
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:40   #35
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Recoil and trigger pull HAVE to be better than an LCP?

Just saw Skyfall.

I like the colored lights on the beavertail!

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Old 12-21-2012, 20:43   #36
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Of course.... Here is the link: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...category=43326

But! PPKs are not all that fun to shoot. They then to bite the top of your hand due to the slide cutting.
Not the Smith version. The beavertail was a major improvement over the Interarms version. No slide bite on mine.
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Hmmm...when I go there, I get the general PPK offerings...didnt see Skyfall....
Here is the version that looks more like the Skyfall pistol.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/D...ther&mdlno=PPK
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Here is the version that looks more like the Skyfall pistol.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/D...ther&mdlno=PPK
Oh..yeah...nice...out of stock of course...
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Oh..yeah...nice...out of stock of course...
Like many others...............
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