Walther Pistols

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by NDMarksman, May 23, 2018.

  1. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    That's a mod 1 you should get the mod 2 I love mine.
     
  2. NDMarksman

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    I do love my CCP for warm weather carry. Now that cooler weather is here my cc is a Walther PPQ 9mm SC.
    Walther PPQ 9MM SC - Left View.jpg
     
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  3. AgedWarrior

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    I have yet to own a Walther, but I am mildly interested in the Q4. Mildly because I do not typically go for striker fired guns...
     
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  4. sheepdawg

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    A PPK/S was an early carry but it turned into a jamomatic. Luckily I managed to trade it for a Smith model 15 snubby. I have a P22 and it's a fine little pistol.
     
  5. RJF22553

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    Only Walther I ever owned was a German Polizei P-38 trade-in, imported by Interarms. Great pistol, accurate, and reliable. Also a great feel. A few years ago, I noticed a slight crack on the left-hand side of the slide and stopped shooting it for safety concerns. Had it micro-welded by a gunsmith a few years back but still hesitate to shoot it a bunch. Eventually, I'll get a replacement slide.

    Nephew has a PPK in .380. As sheepdawg mentioned, he had frequent jams with it. He loved my Bersa Thunder .380 Combat, which has been 100% since I got it several years ago. From a distance, one could not tell the difference between it and a PPK, but the Bersa is far easier to take down and reassemble for cleaning.

    Like AgedWarrior, I dislike striker-fired pistols.
     
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  6. Pasquanel

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    I surely don't see how as the disassembly is virtually identical, the PPK uses the trigger guard as the slide release and the Bersa uses a small lever that you must hold with your right hand, making it more difficult for lefties. On both you simply pull the slide back and lift it off.
     
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  7. Mercator

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    I like Walther. Had a 9mm PPQ, very good trigger, traded for a similar Steyr with an even better trigger.

    Had a PPK-S, a new production beauty, nothing wrong, bought on an impulse, traded quickly. The DA trigger on it was better than on the older PPK but still too stiff, old school. Leave it to collectors.

    Shot the steel frame Q5. Good pistol, terrible value.
     
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  8. RJF22553

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    Well, I'm left handed and have zero problems using my right index finger for the lever (actually prefer it).
    PPK disassembly instructions:
    Highlighted above is the part I hated. Personal preference, of course.
     
  9. Mercator

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    In fairness the classic 1911 manual is no better. You can’t complain because it’s the holy cow.
     
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  10. Pasquanel

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    OK, sorry I forget we aren't all right handed....:rolleyes:. Mine is SS if it has a light film of oil it's a bear to hold onto.

    When I was young in grade school I thought I was left handed but Sister Alice Claire of the Angels convinced me I was not, resistance was futile and painful. These were Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the habit they wore looked exactly like this.


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    If you were going to run away always run into the wind! :p
     
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  11. RJF22553

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    Pas, I didn't go to a Catholic school, but a Virginia public school for 2nd-3rd grade. Same deal, with punishment including a nasty wooden ruler and a very tight squeeze to the jaw. I still thank my late Mom for setting things straight. She could be a real "momma bear"! And got me moved to another teacher that had gotten "the message".
     
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  12. NDMarksman

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    Have you called Walther CS team ?? They're extremely good !!
     
  13. NDMarksman

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    The two latest members of my Walther Family. A PPQ SC and a P99C AS.

    Walther PPQ 9MM SC - Left View.jpg

    Walther P99C AS - Left View.jpg
     
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