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sputnik1988 06-08-2013 04:15 PM

Walther PPK vs PPK/s
Been thinking a lot lately that my G19 is just too big for comfortable IWB edc, so I've been thinking about the PPK, I like the historic point of them, they just look cool and James Bond carries one.:p

Anyway, I'm not sure which model to go with, I realize that the standard model is more original, but this is after all a carry gun so performance is much more important. It will be the .380

The PPK/s has a slightly longer grip and holds one more round but is a bit heavier also, not that either are too heavy.

Obviously I'll go with the one that feels best, but I'm just asking in case it's a deadlock. I'm going to check some out this afternoon, just want y'all's opinions.


msup752 06-08-2013 04:19 PM

I had a PPK in stainless. I couldn't resist the deal when it came up. It was a novelty to shoot but I sold it. It was heavy and that made it more difficult to carry than the G19.

sputnik1988 06-08-2013 04:24 PM

Yeah, as small as they are, they still outweigh the Glock, but I carried a full size 1911 and the weight was never an issue, granted it was an aluminum frame, but it still came in at around 30 ounces empty.

msup752 06-08-2013 04:48 PM

It is kind off odd I ditched it over weight. When summer arrives, I often carry my H&K P7 which is a smaller single stack pistol but is all metal and weighs as much as a loaded G17.

druryj 06-08-2013 05:21 PM

I own and still carry an awesome Interarms PPK/S I bought in 1995. I have other, newer guns but that PPK/S is just so accurate and a dream to carry.

CarmelPaneristi 06-13-2013 12:22 AM

I bought a black ppk after Skyfall came out last year. Always wanted one and am a huge James Bond fan. Was hard to find but found one at a local gun show. Please shoot one before you buy it. I sold mine after 50 rounds at the range. I have owned many .380s. I thought the ppk would be a dream to shoot based on the weight. I couldn't have been more wrong. Maybe it has something to do with my hands but the recoil really stung the webbing to the point I couldn't shoot it. The fixed barrel doesn't help absorb recoil either. I was really disappointed because it was comfortable (and cool) to carry IWB. It wasn't worth it though to me, especially for a .380. My two cents.

sputnik1988 06-14-2013 12:07 AM

After a ton of research, I'm starting to lean more along the lines of a S&W M&P shield 40. From a practically standpoint, its hard to beat I think.

The PPK is more of a novelty gun with so many better ccw options available.

danf_fl 06-14-2013 10:27 AM

I have a PPK/s in .380 and .22lr.

I have no problems with shooting either, but the weight of all day carry is the one thing I hate.

With the large number of "pocket" .380s available, I would look there. My Kel-Tec P3AT can be worn without the weight effects of the Walther.

drvsafe 06-14-2013 11:22 AM

I love my Nano for EDC when I'm carrying. If you like the design of the PPK, SIG makes a similar pistol, the P232. I am willing to bet you it's got a bit less snap than the ppk and is more fun to shoot as well. It's got a decocker and no manual safety, which I prefer and it weighs less than the ppk also, about 19oz.

hardluk1 06-16-2013 11:15 AM

Not as prurrdy but maybe you should also look at the bersa tunder line. The CC and combat are 16oz and tend to run better than ppk's. We have two of them and both have been great pistol and are CC by family.

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