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Old 08-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hopefully this topic doesn't spark too much controversy.
From what I understand there are three types of popular PPKs, a German made Walther (which I can't find anywhere on the net,) Interarms PPK, and S&W PPK variant.
I can't find much info on the original German made walther, but from the little I've seen it has the best rep. Interarms seems to have a lot of criticism, and S&W apparently had a recall a while back.
I'm partial to the S&W PPK due to American engineering. I'm not in a position to purchase this weapon but I am very interested in it, and would like to know peoples opinions on which PPK you have and how it has performed for you.
Also, anyone know of a website that discusses the German made PPK? How do you identify a German made PPK from a S&W PPK?

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German, French (Manurhin) and S&W. "Made in Germany" will give a hint. Walther had the Mannurhin produce some of his pistols during and after WWII.

http://www.waltherarms.com/

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Hopefully this topic doesn't spark too much controversy.
From what I understand there are three types of popular PPKs, a German made Walther (which I can't find anywhere on the net,) Interarms PPK, and S&W PPK variant.
I can't find much info on the original German made walther, but from the little I've seen it has the best rep. Interarms seems to have a lot of criticism, and S&W apparently had a recall a while back.
I'm partial to the S&W PPK due to American engineering. I'm not in a position to purchase this weapon but I am very interested in it, and would like to know peoples opinions on which PPK you have and how it has performed for you.
Also, anyone know of a website that discusses the German made PPK? How do you identify a German made PPK from a S&W PPK?
I have a SS PPK that I have put about 300 rounds through. Bought it when I was totally clueless, and I am only half clueless now. It had a couple FTE during the first 50 rounds. Probably because I did not clean and lube the weapon before its first use. Since then it has been flawless even when using cheap, crappy ammo. I wasn't informed enough to be worried about where it was made when I got it. It is accurate for me up to about 10 yards. At 15 my shooting starts becoming a little more scattered with the PPK. It was made in the USA and has been good for me. I really enjoy it, and it feels very well made.
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I have 2 PPK/s'.
One in .380, the other in.22lr.
Both are Manurhin manufacture.
I have excellent accuracy out to 25 yrds. The .22 runs sweet on HV ammo.

Walther is touchy about who makes their firearms under license.

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