What is Overall Opinion of Walther 380 (new)

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by danf_fl, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Just wondering what you all think of a Walther PK380? Is it worth adding to the collection. (I've got a good stock pile of .380ACP)
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont care for how they feel or the location of the various controls. i REALLY like the bersa thunder plus 15 rounds of 380 in a walther ppks style gun.
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed, I am more inclined to go with the Bersa Thunder Plus as well, or the 6 round Sig P238. :cool:
     
  4. NGIB

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    I got my wife a PK380 to replace her PPK. She likes it a lot and shoots it well. I wasn't surprised as she loves her P22. I did get it very cheap, paid $200, so it was a great deal as well...
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I'm getting a "used" one that was not shot by the owner (who bought it new). While not as good of deal as NGIB's, it is still less than $265.00
     
  6. WDB

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    I expect that is a good price but I don't know. When it comes to .380 I look for something smooth, the PK380 looks like it has a lot of sharp angles (snag points). The only .380 I have is a Sig P230, I bought it so I could carry while in shorts and a tee shirt. All the same I paid a fair bit more than you can get this one for and expect it is a bit lighter.
     
  7. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    At $265 you will never regret buying it. New models in my store sell for $525 + tax (another 10.3%)
     
  8. patret

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    I like the Bersa, It is not a tack driver but within range, It will fire every time you pull the trigger.

    patret
     
  9. Biohazurd

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    I have a ppk/s .32 that is one of my favorite guns to shoot. But the only reason i chose walther over the bersa is because i wanted a .32 ppk type gun. (I have way to many .380s) and finding a firestorm .32 is a real bitch...




    edit: thought you were talking about ppks my bad... I NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION!
     
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  10. NGIB

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    My "other" .380 is an old blue PPK (short grip model) that still gets carried from time to time. It is accurate, reliable, and an old friend. The Sig 239 is carried more but the old Walther still does the duty on occasion...

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  11. KMO

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    The Walther might be fine, but I recently went with the Ruger LCP .380. The capacity is 6 + 1, and this pistol is extremely lightweight and concealable. I'm not certain if .380 is the best for a first line of defense, but it is at least a great back-up gun. The price at Bud's online was about $280...;)
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I carry .45's and 10mm's as handguns for defense. I was wondering if it would worth the effort to add to my "collection" as a fun gun.
     
  13. KMO

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    I wouldn't want to rely solely on .380 for personal defense, and I've found that most of the marketing for these lightweight .380 pistols describes them as backup pistols. I prefer a .45 acp or, believe it or not, .454 Casull, as my primary CCW caliber, but I kind of like the .380 along for the ride. With Golden Sabres loaded in the mag, it would certainly be effective in a defense situation. That said, the answer is yes, you'd better add one to your collection...Go for the LCP...:cool:
     
  14. JTJ

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    I shot the little 380 Sig yesterday and it is the best subcompact 380 I have fired or held. Good sights and decent trigger for a sub. I would have the trigger worked over since it has a safety. Pricey. Beats my P3AT by a mile. The LCP does not come up to point for me.
     
  15. BerettaMan

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    Might want to check out a Beretta 84Fs and a Browning BDA .380. I have and love both. Just my .02
     
  16. group17

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    Around my part of the north east they go for $300. $500 seems a bit steep.
     
  17. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Now Who's Full Of SH$T?
    You can buy a Brand New PPK or PPK/S for $300?
    I Call Shenanigans you liar:eek:
     
  18. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Bill, this is the PK380 (new style with a poly frame) not the PPK or PPK/s. The PK380 does not cost as much as the beloved PPK.
     
  19. hemiram

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    I agree, they are great guns, the top of the .380 heap, IMO. A much better gun than the Walther. Used ones can be found for a good price on Gunbroker.
     
  20. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Ooh, I forgot that one...:D