Walther PPK/S 22LR

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  1. ottomatic

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    I just bought a Walther PPK/S in .22. It is AWESOME! Unlike a lot of similar guns it is ALL STEEL. The blue is not as nice as the originals, but it is very well made. It has been completely reliable, even with less-than-high-power ammo. Surprisingly accurate. My sixteen year old daughter loves it, even though she can't pull the trigger in double-action.
     
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  2. GcB

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    As you’re daughter has found, that 16# double acting trigger pull is the biggest complaint I hear about them.
    I certainly wouldn’t mind owning one.
    Enjoy
     
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    Bought my wife the PPK/S she loves the almost no recoil of the .22lr. Had to buy extra mags and Wolfe replacement spring kit. She's having a hard time racking the slide. I also run into an old flip-up barrel Beretta Mink .25ACP. She's using it as her BUG in her back pocket. Her EDC is a Bersa Thunder 380 Plus, she's very happy with that arrangement.
     
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    Is this an original PPK/S, or the newly reintroduced PPK/S? IF its a new one, it IS NOT steel, but Zamac. Check it with a magnet
     
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    Checked it and stand corrected. Not magnetic, which explains the finish. Still feels very solid.
    Never heard of Zamac before.
     
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    Hate to rub it in, but I was lucky enough to have bought an all-steel PPK/S in .22 caliber a number of years ago. Great, fun pistol to shoot although the double action is very heavy. Very accurate and very reliable. This will never leave my collection and will be passed down to my kid.
     
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    Still a great find, I too want to add one to the collection.
    Enjoy
     
  8. rds95991

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    I was wondering about the new PPK/s and the like. Their prices seemed extremely low. I was fortunate to get a PP and PPK/s in 22LR back in the 80's. Still have them.

    Looked up Zamac, interesting alloy.
     
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    I think the new one's frame is an aluminum alloy of some sort, too. Not much steel in the gun overall.
     
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    The frame also is Zamac
     
  11. bac1023

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    They’re Umarex junk

    It’s a zinc alloy, not steel. Basically pot metal...
     
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    It’s not even made by Walther...
     
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    Well if it’s new production, it’s definitely not steel, nor is it built by Walther. If you like it, that’s what matters.

    Post a pic and I’ll tell you right away what you bought.
     
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    Some years ago I sold my PPK 22 in DURAL, I paid $75 for it new in the late 60'(?) sold it for $1600....for some reason I just never shot it much.....pretty gun however...
     
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    I've put about 2,000 rounds through one of the current production PPK/S 22 pistols. I have about 7,000 rounds through a PPK/S 22 from the 1970's. I like the older gun better but the current production pistol isn't bad at all. The only complaint I have is that the DA trigger pull is bad. Other than that it is a pretty good pistol. It is not junk.
     
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    To each their own...

    If Umarex isn’t junk on the current market, I don’t know what is. They build guns from pot metal, Mattel quality plastic, and aluminum, all poorly fitted with lousy quality control.
     
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    Bac, don't hold back, tell us what you really think. Guessing you feel the same about Mossberg shotguns in regards to magnets. Actually, I agree with you on the PPK, but that "less than steel" standard applies to many guns today.

    That said, the Nylon 66 had only three steel parts as does the Smith 15-22 and both have a great reputation as 22 shooters.
     
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    Yeah I don’t care for any of those guns, frankly.

    I don’t mind aluminum if the guns are quality. I own a lot of aluminum framed handguns.
     
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    When I first started shooting, it was all steel and originally I rejected the alloy framed guns. But for concealed carry, I finally broke down and purchased an alloy framed 9mm. Then came the polymers with the Glocks. I rejected those even though there were hundreds who thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. I finally bought a used Glock 20 and after shooting in a GSSF match, bought a few others to be able to shoot in the different classes.

    The Walthers are advertised with a lifetime warrantee. I do wonder what the stainless ones are made of?
     
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    They aren’t stainless. It’s the same zinc alloy crap.
     
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