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View Poll Results: Which Walther for EDC
PPK 10 52.63%
PK380 1 5.26%
PPS 1 5.26%
P99 0 0%
XD Sub Compact 7 36.84%
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Walther EDC

Since the Bond Era began, I wanted a Walther.

I acquired a P22, and rapidly became disillusioned with the brand. Inaccurate, expensive, and a monster to reassemble.

I offer these choices, for EDC, please give reasons for your selection, and if I'm wrong on any of this, tell me.

PPK- Seems like a natural, but pricey, and subject of a recall a couple years ago. So did the ones in the shops also make it to the recall?

PPS- I've heard nothing about this, beyond slim and sexy. I need a little more than that.

PK380- Price is right, I can respect the caliber given ammo advancements, but I understand it is essentially a big P22.

P99- I see alot of mixed reviews on this one, and it's pricey, but seems like a natural.

XD Sub Compact- I have complete faith in this platform, should I relinquish my Walther fascination and go here instead?

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I own (or have owned) most on your list. I currently have 2 PPKs, both pre-S&W vintage. One is a short grip PPK and the other is a long grip PPK/S. The PPK/S came about to meet import requirements and what they did was put a PPK slide on a PP frame. These are extremely reliable and great shooting guns. The only drawback is the really heavy DA pull for the first shot.

Wife has a PK380 and she really likes it. It is a "grown-up" P22 - but it is made of steel. Haven't had it long enough to know whether it will pass the test of time.

I've had a couple of P99s (as well as a couple of S&W99s). Very nice poly guns with a unique decocker and adjustable sights. One of my favorite poly hi-cap pistols.

PPS, never owned one but never heard anything really bad about them.

Hope this has been helpful. Oh yeah, I voted PPK...

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Being a big Bond fan myself, I voted PPK.

Although the XD is really nice.

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This is the one you need BB...



Or this one...

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I picked XD I win.

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I am a fan of the PPK/S and the XD sub, but since you really want a Walther then get the PPK/S. The DA pull is a beast (at least on mine) but one that I have become accustomed to with practice the SA is crisp though. Once you can adjust from the DA first shot to the SA subsequent shots, your golden.

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NGIB, them is some PFG's.....

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I voted for the PPK. Although I'm not a fan of the .380 round I think it's a nice carry gun. The P99 would be my next carry choice.

I like xd's too, but they are just too wide and bulky to conceal well.

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Having owned an XDSC and knowing how bulking they are I had to go with a PPK. I still love my XD but it's tough to hide.

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I've owned a couple of XDSC's as well and though I'm a fan of the XD platform, they are a bit "chunky". The PPKs are elegant little guns and great shooters to boot. I still carry the old blue beater occasionally as it sits on the coffee table in an IWB ready to go generally. I had the PPK/S listed locally for a while but it appears nobody has cash anymore...

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