Beretta 84F or Walther PPK380?


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ruger1228
September 6, 2010, 10:45 PM
If you had your choice between the Beretta 84FS or the Walther PPK380, which would you choose?
Which is the most reliable and shooter friendly?

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barnett
September 6, 2010, 10:59 PM
I have never owned a PPK, but i did own an 84f. I sold it, and it is the one gun that I wish I had back. 100% reliable and deadly accurate.

bg226
September 6, 2010, 11:00 PM
The Beretta costs more, but is a superior gun.

WRGADog
September 6, 2010, 11:03 PM
Beretta 84F

jbkebert
September 6, 2010, 11:19 PM
I don't have the Berreta 84 but I do have a browning BDA pretty much the same gun. I like the Walther but no where near the gun that the browning/beretta is.

9mmepiphany
September 7, 2010, 05:12 AM
The two pistols really aren't comparable.

The Walther PPK was designed for discreet carry, it was a smaller version of the Walther PP was was designed as a Police duty weapon worn in a belt holster...both were chambered in .32ACP.

The Beretta 84 was also designed to be worn and carried in belt holster. It's nod to the American market was the chambering in .380 and the staggered magazine for higher capacity.

In feel and function, the Beretta, being a more modern design, is a better gun

usp9
September 7, 2010, 08:08 AM
The PPK is smaller, but yet weighs about the same as the Beretta. The Beretta holds 6+1, the Beretta holds 13+1. The PPK bites, the 84 doesn't. IMO the Beretta trigger is better. Both are quality guns, offer good accuracy, sights are similar, but I prefer the Beretta, especially if "shooter friendly" is a consideration.

Shipwreck
September 7, 2010, 08:28 AM
The Beretta, definetly.

thunder173
September 7, 2010, 09:07 AM
Have owned and carried both a Walther PP,..and a Beretta 84. I carried the Walther for almost 20 years and sold it when I acquired the Beretta. The Walther was a great gun. The Beretta was 84 was better. My 2 cents worth.

Pilot
September 7, 2010, 09:19 AM
The Beretta M85 would be a better comparison as it is single stack. The Beretta 84/85 series is superior to the Walther PP/PPK pistols. I have a Walther PP and a Beretta M85FS which I carry often. The Walther hasn't been out of my safe in years. The Beretta is one of the best .380's if not THE best out there.

Fastcast
September 7, 2010, 10:11 AM
Beretta 84.....What more is there to say.....Maybe a picture. :)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/fastcast/FS-84.jpg?t=1233959570

ruger1228
September 7, 2010, 07:01 PM
Well guys here is a picutre of what I picked up this afternoon. A two tone 84FS Beretta.

jbkebert
September 7, 2010, 10:11 PM
Congrats on the new Beretta you will not be disapointed. I use the same holster that fastcast uses above. I have purchased some so called better ones from DeSantis and Galco but i don't like them as well. Go figure

ruger1228
September 7, 2010, 10:15 PM
FastCast,
What is the name and model of the holster you have pictured with the Beretta?
Thanks for the information
thom

jbkebert
September 7, 2010, 10:17 PM
http://www.taguagunleather.com/new/inside-the-waist-holsters-p27
The main difference between the Browning and the Beretta is the Browning has a slide mounted safety insead of the frame mount on yours.
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww241/jbkebert/browningbda010.jpg

Mr.Davis
September 7, 2010, 10:21 PM
That's what I like to see...a man who asks a "what's best" question, then 24 hours later, posts pictures of his find. I love the Beretta 84's looks, but I really have no use for one. Someday, maybe...congratulations!

Fastcast
September 8, 2010, 01:11 AM
FastCast,
What is the name and model of the holster you have pictured with the Beretta?
Thanks for the information
thom

Here you go....Great choice with the 84! ;)

http://www.jbpholsters.com/servlet/the-39/Leather-gun-holster-ambidextrous/Detail

Pilot
September 8, 2010, 09:05 AM
I love the Beretta 84's looks, but I really have no use for one.


Any reason why? Just curious.

group17
September 8, 2010, 09:20 AM
84
http://a.imageshack.us/img710/5240/dscf1192.jpg

longhair75
September 8, 2010, 09:45 AM
My wife is looking for a .380. She did not like the Walther at all. She ended up comparing the Browning BDA to the 84FS and has decided on the 84fs.

Fastcast
September 8, 2010, 02:41 PM
My wife is looking for a .380. She did not like the Walther at all. She ended up comparing the Browning BDA to the 84FS and has decided on the 84fs.

The BDA is nice but the safety on the Beretta beats the BDA by a long shot.

The 84 safety is positioned perfectly on the frame, swipes down the way they should and is large enough to not miss a beat but unobtrusive all at the same time. Beretta did a fabulous job with it. If you miss swiping the safety on the draw with the 84, you must be missing your thumb. :rolleyes:

You can always knock the the safety off after decocking and it's just like a revolver but the safety on the 84 is so natural, you'd really have to be a dope to miss it or forget it. IMO

ruger1228
September 8, 2010, 03:05 PM
Does any company make a laser sight for either the BDA or the 84FS?

hemiram
September 9, 2010, 08:08 AM
I've had a German made PPK, and a US made one, and I've had three 84's and a BDA, and the 84 or BDA is much better, IMO. I think the 84/BDA is the best .380 out there, regardless of price. I would give a slight edge to the 84 because of the open slide, but I never had a single issue with my BDA that wasn't due to bad ammo..

I saw a guy shooting about a year ago at a local range, he had a blue 84, with a rail he made himself added to the front dust cover. It looked factory. He's one of those guys that makes all kinds of stuff himself when he can't buy it. I wish I had the ability to do something like that. I could make something that would work, but it wouldn't look perfect like that guy's stuff did. He had a small red laser on it and it looked like he had it sighted in just about perfectly. I wanted to ask him if he made more of them and to see how it was attached, but he got out the door and was gone before I realized it.

6x6pinz
September 9, 2010, 09:13 AM
Love my 84's but the PPK's is the go to CC pistol. My 84's are my range toys. Now you can start looking for a ppk's.

ruger1228
September 9, 2010, 10:17 AM
Love my 84's but the PPK's is the go to CC pistol. My 84's are my range toys. Now you can start looking for a ppk's.
I had a Sig P238 but had problems with it and returned it to Sig and they sent me a new one. It would be the ideal CC pistol if it was reliable. Haven't even had the new one out of box. May go to Cabela's tomorrow and see what kind of trade I can make.

ruger1228
September 9, 2010, 01:43 PM
I shot the new 84FS today and love this pistol. I also shot my Brown BDA 380. They are both great guns and so fun to shoot. I need to get busy on the reloading bench and get some more 380 ammo loaded.
I think the 84FS has a slight edge on the Browning BDA in accuracy only due to the different sights on the 84FS. But I feel comfortable with both guns.

searcher451
September 13, 2010, 10:51 PM
I own more than a handful of Walthers, so the choice for me is an easy one. If you are torn between the two, rent or borrow one of each and take them to the range; then run a number of rounds through each and select the one that best fits your hand and eye.

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