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Old 02-21-2019, 06:29 PM   #1
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Walther Announces Relaunch of the Classic PPK and PPK/S Pistols

https://www.gun-tests.com/special_re...9#.XG9sUmdYaYk
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:55 PM   #2
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A PPK/s was my first centerfire pistol. The second was a P38.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:17 PM   #3
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csmkersh,

I had (emphasis on HAD) a 1950s PPK in BRD about 40 years ago. = Could't hit a thing beyond 7M with it.
(I went back to my Colt's Model 08 & was quite happy, especially given how much that a "James Bond wanna-be" COL paid me for the PPK.)

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I have a copy of a PPKS 22 and carried it for deep cover for years.

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I have a copy of a PPKS 22 and carried it for deep cover for years.

With all due respect, Sarge, the ERMA/IJ TP22 is in no way a copy of the PPKS or any other Walther, though it does carry some styling cues. It's a completely separate, original design. It doesn't even share anything with the similarly sized Walther TPH.
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:35 AM   #6
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I sold/traded my Walthers years ago. But I replaced them with, what I think, much better options. An East German Makarov and a CZ83, both in 9mm Mak.
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I have a copy of a PPKS 22 and carried it for deep cover for years.

My late brother in law bought one of these many years ago when they just came out.
It was a cheap junk gun.....BUT..... he and his sons shot the living Hell out if it.
Last I saw it a year ago, one son still has it, the finish is almost totally gone, but it still shoots reliably.

Cheap junk or not you can't ask much more.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:27 PM   #8
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I owned three Walther PPK/s models.
A VERY early American version in blue, which after it started to rust when carried, I had hard chrome plated.

My second was an American made Interarms stainless.

And the third was a Manurhin made .22 bought when the famous "Walther War" was going on in the 80's between Walther and Manurhin.

I never had any reliability problems with any of them, and I shot the stainless version a lot with reloaded lead bullets.
They were all very accurate, and I won a number of bets with gun club members shooting shotgun shells off the 50 foot back stop.
They used their longer barrel Ruger, S&W, and High Standard Target pistols and I used the Manurhin .22.

The Walther PP series is the .380 version of the Colt 1911....it's the standard all others are judged by.
No one ever seemed to offer as many features in such a small package, and it still delivers the goods.

Up until the late 80's I sometimes carried the Walther when a bigger gun just wasn't possible.
I left the Walther world and sold mine when I bought my stainless Kahr Arms K9 and found it was as small as the PPK/s, had better sights, 8 rounds of 9mm, had a better trigger, and was a simpler design.
Still, the Walther is a legendary handgun on the order of the 1911, James Bond or not.
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My PPK/s has a decent SA trigger and is surprisingly accurate... it just hurts me.
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My PPK/s has a decent SA trigger and is surprisingly accurate... it just hurts me.
Yes, they literally bite the hand that feeds them.
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My PPK/s has a decent SA trigger and is surprisingly accurate... it just hurts me.
It shouldn't have but it always surprised me how accurate stationary barreled guns could be. And yes, PPKs can be snappy little buggers.
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I had a PPK/s in .380 it twisted in my grip worse than a Colt CLW .45 Commander.
I fired a PPK in .32 and it performed well for me.
My current Walthers are a P-22 Military and a Creed. Amazingly the P-22 is VERY ammo sensitive, more than my little Taurus PT-22 alloy frame.

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Who might try one in .22
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:58 PM   #13
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It looks like James Bond is back, with a Browning Hi-Power*. At least in these stills that a British Newspaper got at a filming location:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...spear-gun.html

*At the time of my posting this, the Article identifies the handgun as a Walther PPK. What would Dean say?
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*At the time of my posting this, the Article identifies the handgun as a Walther PPK. What would Dean say?
It's even worse...right now it identifies the pistol as a powerful Walther PKK.
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...powerful Walther PKK.
0 for 3. Epic fail!
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While it's a film fail, my current favorite is in one of Daniel Craig's efforts at being JB. He's chasing some guy and while going through an apartment his pistol is up in firing position. As he moves into another room, suddenly the slide is locked back (no shots fired). He completes the search with the slide locked back.

I assume what happened was that during the changeover to the next camera setup, the armorer unloaded the pistol/made it safe and left it slide locked back. Apparently, he wasn't around to return the pistol to battery before filming resumed and no one knew any better.
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...suddenly the slide is locked back (no shots fired).
My favorite is a movie I recently watched (sorry, I can't remember the title..it was not memorable) wherein a female is firing at bad guys with a revolver. When she finds temporary concealment she pauses to check how many rounds she has left. She swings the cylinder out to reveal six empty charge holes...that's right, no brass. Evidently this particular revolver sends the whole cartridge down the barrel, an interesting innovation to say the least.
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My favorite is a movie I recently watched (sorry, I can't remember the title..it was not memorable) wherein a female is firing at bad guys with a revolver. When she finds temporary concealment she pauses to check how many rounds she has left. She swings the cylinder out to reveal six empty charge holes...that's right, no brass. Evidently this particular revolver sends the whole cartridge down the barrel, an interesting innovation to say the least.
In the opening credits of the original HAWAII FIVE-O there was a brief shot of a snubby revolver with the cylinder out as if it's owner was checking the load. When the dvd came out I freeze framed it briefly for some reason --- and every cartridge was actually a spent case, a clear impression of the firing pin in each primer.
Hollywood gun flubs are many and legion.
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Evidently this particular revolver sends the whole cartridge down the barrel, an interesting innovation to say the least.
Surely you're familiar with...

"The 1024mm Caseless, designated the M309 in United States Colonial Marine Corps service."
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Evidently this particular revolver sends the whole cartridge down the barrel, an interesting innovation to say the least.
Simplifies reloading. Costs extra.
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