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2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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After going to the range for work today a fellow officer and I stopped at a local gun shop so he could look at something in a small 9mm. While I was there I saw what I thought was a Walther PPK, but upon further inspection was actually a PPK/S. The price isn't bad, the gun feels good in my hands, so I'm thinking it over. Any of you guys have opinions on this particular model? Or maybe experience with it?

2 years 13 weeks ago, 4:57 PM

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A couple of years back I was seriously considering buying one, partly because of the PPK's rep from way back. But being the frugal bastard that I am I researched reviews on line and found many complaints on the newer ones, enough so that I never bought one. Can't talk from first hand experience, never shot one, but I would advise you to see what folks are saying about them now, maybe they fixed the problems

2 years 13 weeks ago, 8:10 PM

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Mine works fine. However, I don't shoot it like my other guns. After a couple of mags, you feel it. It's a good concealed carry gun for summer time. Some people don't like the ones from intrarms or smith and wesson, but I haven't had a problem. It took a little bit to get used to, but I can shoot it pretty good. At 7 yards or less, I'm accurate with it. Beyond that, the short sight radius and small sights can be a challenge. It's a neat gun, but for the money, I would not buy it today. If I replace it, I would probably go with a Ruger LC9.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:21 AM

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any pic's?

sounds like a belly gun very kool...

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 7:29 AM

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2 years 13 weeks ago, 11:53 AM

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PPK/S I'm looking at

It's not one of the Smith and Wesson ones, it's an older one. I've got a Taurus .380, but this one just sort of catches my eyes. As for the Ruger, the trigger guard is so small for me. I looked at that before I bought the Taurus.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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The PPK/S is a cool gun and I don't think I will sell it. Sometimes you just have a gun you want because you want it. If you like it, get it and enjoy. I just wanted to share my experience with mine. Like most guns, it has its trade offs.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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2nd look

Went back and had another look at it today, and it IS one of the S&W ones. The owner of the store checked on the serial number and on what has been said about the S&W PPK/S in an effort to make me comfortable with it. In doing so he found out that gun was one of the batch subject to recall and pulled it from the shelf until he could get some information from Smith & Wesson re: the recall. His honesty and his customer service skill was just awesome! If you ever get a chance to pass through Sebring, Florida check out All Star Gun & Pawn. If it comes back okay now, I'm going to get it.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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Mine is from intrarms and I haven't had any issues. I got it when my father died so I don't know when or where he got it. A lot of people don't like the safety that has a decock, but it works like safety on my 92fs so it doesn't bother me. I'm glad the store is checking it out before selling it. Too many would just try and push it out the door buyer beware. You should see if they will let you shoot it before you buy it just to be sure you like it and that it functions right. Good luck with it.

2 years 13 weeks ago, 2:59 PM

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The gentleman who owns the place is a retired Deputy Sheriff, and he's not even going to discuss selling the gun until he knows it's fully functional, so if it comes back clean, I've got no worries.Hopefully I'll enjoy it as much as you enjoy your's, coppertop.

2 years 12 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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Matty, did it work out with the PPK/S?

2 years 11 weeks ago, 9:55 PM

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Dunno

He left me a message to tell me the recall work had already been done, but I haven't had a chance to get back there due to work. I've also got a friend of mine who's an FFL dealer who's told me that it's not worth the price he's asking, so I'm going to have to go and talk to him before we do anything else. Hopefully I'll know something this weekend.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:28 PM

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Maybe y'all can help

Anyone got any idea of the approximate value of a used S&W Walther PPK/S/ It comes with two mags, one with and one without the finger rest, and the original box, but nothing else. It's stainless steel and looks to be in like 95% condition or better. What would be the fair price for that item? Maybe that way I'll know what to offer, etc or at least have a idea for a starting point in my negotiations.

2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:49 AM

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the PPK/S in question, is a 9mm? I am asking, because in consulting the "Blue Book of Gun Values", I cannot seem to find one listed for 9mm.

I have nothing against the Ruger LC9, and I know I am going to suffer verbal abuse, or worse, but I must say, having shot the Ruger, I liked the Taurus 709 Slim much better, mostly because of trigger pull differences, and ergonomics. Because of these characteristics , my accuracy was significantly better. The 709 Slim is my carry 9, and very easy to carry concealed.

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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LLE,
From the little I know, the Walther PPK/S can be called a 9mm, but not a 9mm luger or parebellum. The bullets used for 9mm and .380 are the same (.355"). The size of the case and somewhat the weight of the bullet is what differentiates the nomenclature.

clint

edit: after checking Smith and Wesson website, I see that the PPK/S also comes in .32 ACP which is .314"

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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I don't believe Matty mentioned it was a 9mm. He brought up the LC9 as a comparison in size, I believe.

But Clint is correct, the .380 (designed by JMB) is A 9mm. It is also known as:

9mm Browning
9mm Corto
9mm Kurz
9mm Short
9×17mm

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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Thank you for setting me straight. Yes, re .380 where I came from, they called it the 9mmShort. I introduced my wife to handguns with the Walthers P22, and she became immediately addicted. The P22 was perfect for her small hands, and when I suggested a higher caliber experience, we talked about more noise and more recoil. She said that would not bother her, as long as the pistol felt as good as the P22. I let her try the PK380 [almost identical to the P22], and the rest, as they say is history. That was several years ago, and now she is a shooting veteran and a graduate of the Front Site 4 day Defensive Handgun course. She shoots everything from .22 to .40S&W with no problems, but still loves the PK.380.
My favorite for a BUG is our little .380 Colt Mustang+II. I think we are fortunate that the ammo has been well improved.

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 7:53 AM

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Matty, Walther

500 would be good. Could be up to 650. In that range. BTW, nice call. Like walthers. This is 007s choice.

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2 years 11 weeks ago, 10:53 AM

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Don't know how prices are in your area, but here you can buy a new PPK/S for less than $525.00 not including tax. All day long. I'd have to pay considerably less for a used one not knowing what problems it might have. Probably less than $400

2 years 11 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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Thanks, Guys

Now I know where to start my negotiations. And, no, I never said it was a 9mm, it's a .380 and I think someone else brought up the 9mm for comparison,. Either way, I'm happy to have had your help.

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