Suppressing the PPK


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giggitygiggity
September 29, 2010, 06:57 PM
I know that suppressed Walther PPK pistols exist. However, who sells the threaded barrel PPK pistols? I am going to assume that you can't just buy the barrel since the barrel is a fixed barrel. Does anyone have any info or pictures? Thanks.

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The Wiry Irishman
September 29, 2010, 07:22 PM
You can buy extended and threaded PPK barrels. A lot of the usual subjects make them, I'd link you but I don't have the time to do a search right now. The barrels are pressed in, so you'll have to find a gunsmith with the knowledge and equipment to press your new one in.

Ranb
September 29, 2010, 08:12 PM
I suppressed my Makarov by making an adaptor to fit my 9mm silencer. It is similar to the PPK and operates exactly the same way. The blowback operation of the Mak made it louder than my Browning HP even though the 9mm had nearly double the powder charge. I still needed hearing protection when shooting it suppressed.

I have read that putting in a stiffer spring or tailoring the load to minimize slide speed helps a little bit in lowering noise. I have also heard of some people machining a groove in the barrel to make the brass stay in a bit longer to reduce ejection port pop.

Ranb

gun&knifecountry
October 2, 2010, 08:01 PM
Unless you already have a 9mm suppressor and just have to have the James Bond look don't do it. Have shot a couple of PPK's with several different cans. Always have a lot of ejection port pop as well as a bunch or unburnt powder and grit seems to come back into the face. Shooting the same cans on other 9mm's and a 380 colt mustang they were all much quieter and no grit coming out of the port. The PPK has been the worst suppressed pistol that I have shot. Just do a little more research before doing this.

irishelcid
October 2, 2010, 11:09 PM
Ok, I'm going there:neener:. Have you called Q Branch about it yet?

SharpsDressedMan
October 3, 2010, 05:05 PM
Bond's PPK was 7.65, not a 9mmK. A lot less bark and gas with the smaller cartridge.

WardenWolf
October 3, 2010, 08:30 PM
Generally speaking, if someone is going to spend a lot of money on a suppressor, they'd at least fit it to a GOOD gun. It's exceedingly hard to find PPK's that aren't jam-o-matics.

SharpsDressedMan
October 3, 2010, 09:56 PM
PLEASE! Don't trash the German made PPK's, unless you have a fair amount of experience with them. Bring lots of .32 ammo, and we'll see if you can get mine to jam. Be prepared for it to give your Glock, Sig, Colt, Beretta, etc, a run for it's money on head shots at 50 yards. There are good PPk's, and some that have tarnished the name. They are usually easy to tell apart. Even many of the bad ones can be made better. Same with 1911's. And, if you can afford it, a Walther PPK in .22 is a FINE weapon for a suppressed platform.

gun&knifecountry
October 19, 2010, 07:32 PM
Should have made mentioned that this applied to the .380. The .22 PPK's I have shot did well. I have never shot a .32 suppressed.

Yes the quality has really changed. I had a "crown over N" proofed .32 PPK that would run anything including my cast bullet reloads. The German guns were not junk. I guess that design did not translate over to CNC machines.

PRM
October 19, 2010, 08:05 PM
OK, I'll weigh in with my PP series experiences. Been shooting them for well over 30 years now. I currently own two. One is Manurhin Walther (French) PP in .32 ACP. Its round count is now into the thousands with no weapons malfunctions. My latest and newest EDC gun is an Interarms PPK/S SS in .32 ACP. So far I have fired right at 500 rounds through it with flawless results. Both of these guns have performed with several brands of FMJ as well as HP ammunition.

MaggiesPapaw
October 19, 2010, 11:12 PM
>>>Generally speaking, if someone is going to spend a lot of money on a suppressor, they'd at least fit it to a GOOD gun. It's exceedingly hard to find PPK's that aren't jam-o-matics. <<<<

Then I must be exceedingly lucky - I'm two for two.
Two PPK owned, and not one jam. Both .380
Hmmm... a trip to a casino? ;)

Jim K
October 20, 2010, 02:30 PM
You could do it the way James Bond did. After all the talk about the PPK, when he was attacked in his hotel room he ducked behind the couch and came up with a "suppressed" Browning Model 1910!

Jim

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