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Anyone own a Walther PPK in .380

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CliffnMesquite, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Just curious what you thought of it.
  2. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Had one for awhile ended up trading it. They are alright but can be real finicky as to what ammo they prefer, I went through a bunch of brands(Winchester white box ones & reloads were total jamfests) and ended up sticking with Federal Hydra-Shoks
  3. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
  4. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I carry a Ruger LCP .380 and it's been flawless.
  5. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of the PPK as a 3 Am run to 7 11 gun. I want a Kimber 1911 for carrying.
  6. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Always wanted one, till I got the opportunity to "test drive" one. They bite pretty bad on the web of your hand. Ended up getting a Russian(Baikal) Makarov instead, and absolutely love it.
  7. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Almost forgot, my Makarov is chambered for 9mm Makarov, but there are some out there chambered in .380
  8. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    Check out the Bersa Thunder. A buddy has one and I am very impressed with it. If I hadn't just bought a Keltec P-3AT I would have the Bersa.

    FWIW the Keltec runs great after a fluff n buff and a couple hundred rounds through it. Not much fun to shoot but most of the pocket pistols aren't.
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  9. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    I have owned a Makarov. Cool little gun. Built like a tank, same
  10. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    I have the Bersa 383A. Love that gun. Also have the PPK and the Makarov. (PPK is of the WWII vintage.) Of the three.....Bersa. Hands down.


    I think 'Bersa' is Beretta - South American?
  11. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Easiest weapon ever, to break down.
  12. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Makarov is a 9x18. A silly millimeter less than a luger 9mm. I have heard......don't know how true it is.......that folks have fired .380 thru the Makarov 9mm.


    I wouldn't do it.


    To the OP......The walther is a great gun. I don't think you'd be disappointed at all.
  13. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member

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    I have fired 380 through a Walther PP chambered in 9mm Kurz. IT was a mistake as the rounds look almost the same. It fired and I had no bad experience but it was a stupid mistake.
    I also have a Walther PPKS. Dont believe it has ever jammed, but if you are considering it for concealed carry I would highly recommend a Bersa Thunder. Bersa is a copy anyway and if you ever have to use it to defend yourself, it will be much easier to swallow losing the Bersa as it is much cheaper.
    I own a small gun shop and we have sold a ton of the Bersas and have never had one returned.
  14. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I've always heard good things about the Walther, but never owned one. I carry a sig p238, and it is an awesome gun.
  15. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    My father has a plain PPK in blue. It's pretty old and was well before the Smith and Wesson bye out. I've shot it about a million times and never had any issue with what it would feed or how it handled. I've got both a Glock G27 sub compact .40 and a Ruger LCR .357 that I personally like better. They're just more accurate guns for me. The PPK does have a fantastic hand feel though and you don't want to put it down.
  16. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Just found a Taurus pt738 tcp .380 acp. $200 at Academy sports. Think I'll pick one up to fill the mouse gun role and save myself $500 in the process.
  17. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    what do you want out of a gun?

    power? nope.
    name? check.
    knock down? - nope.

    walther is a good gun name but my question is why a .380? you kinda got a pissed off .22 and the hiding of the gun is why most people get a .380.

    so my question to you is - why a .380?
  18. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    As a small easly carried gun. Like I said a 2 Am need Cig's go to 7-11 when I dont fell like getting dressed and slaping on the .45 Acp. I wouldnt ever rely on a .380 as a general carry weapon, but with the right ammo it can be better than a pointy stick.
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  19. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.....sorta like a golfer's golf bag....what club should I use in this situation? Don't need the driver when the putter will do!
    I've got a S&W 9mm that I will most likely augment very soon with a "driver", or at least a "fairway wood", so to speak. I would really love to have a Colt Combat Commander .45, because that's the weapon I fired thousands of rounds thru in the service. Too expensive, though.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I have a Kaltec as its only a backup. I just don't carry anymore anyway and seldom have a weapon in the vehicle although I suspect that's a mistake. I don't like the 380 but its better than me trying to run which I can't seem to do anymore. You just have to put the round(s) where they need to go. And that's not so easy with that light of a gun. It's more difficult for me to be accurate with that than my Commander or 9mm.

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