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Old 04-24-2013, 19:02   #1
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Walther PP

I just bought one. I have not got it yet.
What do you think of it? What are your like/dislikes?
What is your opinion of the newer walther PPK made from interarms and s&w?
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:12   #2
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I have an 1981 walther PP in 9mm kurz. I absolutly love it and its incredibly accurate. I did have one bum magazine with it that caused feeding problems, tossed it and problem solved. Recoil is stout but thats typical of blowback actions. I think you will be pleased with it. Congrats.
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:13   #3
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I like classic Walthers. I own quite a few.
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:15   #4
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I am new to .32 acp. I hope I can find some ammo for it.
Would you stay with 9mm Kurz if you could do it over? Or would you go to a different caliber?
How does 9mm Kurz compair to 9x18 Makarov?
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:22   #5
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The 9x18 Makarov has slightly more power than the 380.

However, there is better ammo for 380.
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:30   #6
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I just looked and 9mm Kurz and .380 is the same.
If I had a choice I would go with .380.
I might have went with a newer PPK but was not sure about the manufactures. Interarms and S&W.
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Old 04-24-2013, 19:56   #7
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I just looked and 9mm Kurz and .380 is the same.
If I had a choice I would go with .380.
I might have went with a newer PPK but was not sure about the manufactures. Interarms and S&W.
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Yep

9mm Kurz = 9x17 = 380 auto
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Old 04-24-2013, 20:02   #8
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I just bought one. I have not got it yet.
What do you think of it? What are your like/dislikes?
What is your opinion of the newer walther PPK made from interarms and s&w?
thanks
I have a PPK/s in 380 made by S&W, after I got it I gave it a good cleaning and lubed it with Ballistol. I must have about 300 rounds through it without one problem. It is very accurate and is becoming one of my favorites to shoot. I know the purist say you should use a service caliber for any kind of carry but with a good JHP I would not feel under gunned. Any other thoughts on this?
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I am new to .32 acp. I hope I can find some ammo for it.
Would you stay with 9mm Kurz if you could do it over? Or would you go to a different caliber?
How does 9mm Kurz compair to 9x18 Makarov?
thanks again
As bac said .380 is 9mm Kurz, Kurz just means short and is how the slides where marked. 7.65.32acp I believe was the more traditional chambering for the pp and ppk so it would be a toss up for me. either way congrats. oh btw when you do bring the gun home remember that.
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Old 04-24-2013, 20:24   #10
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I will post some pic. Anyone else have walther PP or PPK pic.
I just bought a mag for in on gunbroker. Is is a mecgar mag in nickle finish. Not sure if I like the blue or nickle batter. Gun only comes with 1 mag. Wondering if I should get 2 extra mags.
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Old 04-24-2013, 21:41   #11
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I've got a Walther PP Super in 9x18 Ultra. It's cool pistol for sure and not one you see everyday.
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Old 04-24-2013, 21:55   #12
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German PPk/s .22 Lr
Manhurin PP German Police .32
Late war PPK German Police .32
1967 PPK German Police .32
Commercial German PP .32 1970
Center Engraved, from the factory, PP .32 end of war.

A close up of the engraving:

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Old 04-24-2013, 22:10   #13
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Clockwise from 6:00.

German PPk/s .22 Lr
Manhurin PP German Police .32
Late war PPK German Police .32
1967 PPK German Police .32
Commercial German PP .32 1970
Center Engraved, from the factory, PP .32 end of war.

A close up of the engraving:

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The engraving is really pretty, Sarge!

I have a Walther PP in .22 l.r. that was made in 1936 and a 1945 PP in 7,65 Browning (.32 ACP) and had a lot of PPs come and go.

The pre-war commercial quality is superior to Manurhin/Walther post-war production. I consider Manurhin/Walther two steps above the U.S. amde PPk and PPk/S.

The PP is working reliably with a wide variety of .32 ACP ammo and I had target pistol accuracy with WW Silvertips.

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Old 04-24-2013, 23:09   #14
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I have a PPK/s and I have wanted a PP for a while now. Something about those PP's that just calls me to 'em.

I'll get one eventually, if I can find one at a reasonable price.

CONGRATS on yours.

BEAUTIFUL PICS and WALTHERS.

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Old 04-24-2013, 23:37   #15
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The engraving is really pretty, Sarge!

I have a Walther PP in .22 l.r. that was made in 1936 and a 1945 PP in 7,65 Browning (.32 ACP) and had a lot of PPs come and go.

The pre-war commercial quality is superior to Manurhin/Walther post-war production. I consider Manurhin/Walther two steps above the U.S. amde PPk and PPk/S.

The PP is working reliably with a wide variety of .32 ACP ammo and I had target pistol accuracy with WW Silvertips.

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Very nice Andy
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:38   #16
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I have a PP from 1966, originally issued to Lower Saxony State Police, Polizei Niedersachsen (Nds), West Germany. One of the prettiest guns I own and one of the few I would never sell.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:38   #17
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Here's my PP Super


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Here it is along with some classic Walthers from years past...

PP Super, P5, P88 Compact, P88, P38, and P1

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:09   #18
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Great pictures thanks again.
Are the clones of the ppk any good? I see smith makes them and interarms made them and imported them. I am not 100% on that. Please correct me. I see interarms guns with made in Germany and USA. Again please correct me.
Also would a PP mag work in a ppk? Or a PPK/s mag work in a PPK? About how much shorter is the grip? half an inch?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:34   #19
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Would love to have a real Walther...I have the SmithWalther, which is better than no Walther at all, but Smith managed to make a beautiful design look tacky. No idea how they did it, must have taken the design staff hundreds of hours to figure out how to screw up elegant simplicity, but they succeeded....
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:12   #20
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I'm wholly convinced, having owned two S&W PPKs, that everyone that works with those, from customer service to engineering, is mentally unfit to hold down a job. Those guns are complete junk.

The design is poor (WHY didn't they just use the original design?!), the quality of manufacture would make a Lorcin assembler blush, and customer service will take months to contact you.

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