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View Poll Results: Is a semi-auto with a top 8 rd capacity obsolete?

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  • Depends on the skills of the shooter.

    18 81.82%
  • Depends on the accuracy/build of the pistol.

    1 4.55%
  • More lethal ammo makes up for less ball/FMJ.

    3 13.64%
  • Walther is a fossil no matter what U do.

    1 4.55%
  • Plenty of back-up mags compensate.

    2 9.09%
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Thread: Walther PPK/S .380 Feedback Requested.

  1. #21
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    Cool ammo..

    don't get fancy with the ammo . shoot what it says on the weapon. southpaw is right about what he says , but i would not shoot 9mm kurz through a .380 except under the most extreme circumstance. and when you take your girl out..... don't forget the tux.......

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  3. I didn't think there was any diff between .380ACP and 9mmKurz...

    I'm here too late to do any good, but wanted to add a few comments. I own 2 PPK/s (a US-made blue, and a blue "German made" .22RF with adjustable sights). Both are fine pistols and have had a lot of use from me. I carried my .380 for many years until I replaced it with a S&W M342 .38 Spcl +P that weighs 13-ounces loaded. Nuff said.

    I wouldn't hesitate to carry the .380 again. Ammo changes have created some respectable SD loads for it. Someone earlier said they jam. Any gun will "jam." But I have to say that my .380 never has and that includes feeding it some pretty aggressive HPs.

    I would say you are well armed, and with STYLE to boot!

  4. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoots Running View Post
    I didn't think there was any diff between .380ACP and 9mmKurz...
    Correct. 9mm Kurz is the German designation for the .380, or perhaps it's the other way around! :) They are the same round.

    I've been using Win SilverTips in my Walther, I'm going ot put some Rem Golden Sabers though it, as I like that round in my Ruger LCP. It's about 10% heavier than other JHP rounds, and the .380 can use all the weight it can get.

  5. #24
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    4 Boris's ATTN:
    Hi B. Trying to figure out your words (not doubting them!) "be sure to charge the weapon and then top off the mag. that will give you 9 shots" I don't see how I can get more than 7 (.380) in a mag that will not go to 8 no can push 'em down after 7, one in the spout ='s 8 tops. How do U get 9? Drop to 9mm Luger/Federal maybe to up mag to an 8-rd load? Would love to up it by even 1 more round, I hope I get 2 keep the same MecGar mags I bought, or I just blew a Ben Franklin on pretty good 7-round clips.
    At your speed my friend....

    Canis-Lupus

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    hey,canis!!

    i am sorry. i thought i had read themagazine would hold 8 rds. i will recheck to make sure, but here is the gist of what i was trying to say. load the magazine,then chamber a round{ put on the safety!** and then replace the chambered round in the magazineand then load the magazine into the weapon. 8rds in the mag and 1 in the pipe shouldgive you 9 shots. unless i am missing something.... which as HK will tell you sometimes happens to ol' Boris....!!! hope this makes sense....

  7. #26
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    ok, ...

    ok, i think what i did was base my figureing on the makarov, but the same idea i think would apply, except you would have 8 shots instead of nine. and carry a extra mag or 2. or more if you go int a rough hood.

  8. #27
    That's o.k. boris a little sleep and all will be well
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  9. #28
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    yes indeed!!

    just hope i made sense!

  10. #29
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    ...This model says on the right: 'Smith & Wesson, Houlton, ME USA' (importers or producers?) on the left side it says: 'Under license of Carl Walther, Waffenfabrik, Ulm, DO, Modell PPK/S Cal 9mm, kurtz/380APC. ...
    If my information is correct what you actually have is a virtually brand new gun.

    It is not German in it US manufactured under the Walther license by Smith and Wesson. S&W only took over manufacture of the PPK/s in 2007 prior to that the slides would have carried the INTERARMS logo (actually manufactured by Ranger).

    The German version would have the location of manufacture on the slide. The Walther was never "imported" by S&W.

    If you send the serial number to [email protected] they can likely tell you when it was made.

    That noted, it is still a great gun. You could add Crimson Trace grips to it and have "Bond like" aim!
    Last edited by 2beararms; 08-11-2008 at 01:38 PM.

  11. #30
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    Totally Bitching!
    Thanks 2beararms, WILCO on that link and Crimson Trace too, must be Christmas!
    I'm on it.

    C-L

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