Bought another gun (sleeper)

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Dearhunter, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I bought another "why not" gun today. A vintage Walther P1 9mm surplus gun.

    Took it to the range and it performed way beyond my expectations. It shoots very accurately. Shot 50 rounds of Rem. and had no FTF or jams.

    I know people that have had one for a long time, but I never thought about the P1. To me, it is a sleeper, you could not have a better shooting 9mm semi auto for $325 that shoots and good as this gun.

    Field stripping and cleaning is very easy and fast.

    Other than the mag release, I can see not drawbacks.

    Parts if needed are easy to come by.

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  2. Judge

    Judge New Member

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    Nice looking handgun. Where did you get it?
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    That's not a P-38? I have had my eye on one for a little while now.
     
  4. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    P1 and P38 are alike, but the P38 was a forerunner to the P1

    The original P38 was made with steel frame, then Walther shifted to alloy frame after WWII.

    I bought mine from a LEO friend of mine, but they are still available online in the $350-400 range
     
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  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Got it. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You wont accidentally release or drop a mag with the bottom release so it is not that big a drawback. One reason why I carry butt forward. I have had the mag release accidentally get bumped a few times with the butt back. Not good if you are in a hurry.
     
  7. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I've had mine a little over a year. Very fun gun. Paid just a little over $300.00 shipped to my door. SOG
     

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  8. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    You can't find one for $300 right now unless it's a private party. J&G has Walthers but they are expensive. I can mess around and find a nice modern pistol for the same money. The ones at J&G have capture marks and all the german markings are struck through.
     
  9. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Interesting gun. Congrats!