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Help me decide which to trade for!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SgtCuts, Aug 29, 2010.


Which would you trade for?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2010.
  1. Walther PPK/S

  2. S&W Model 638

  3. Other/ Please tell me what in this price range of 400-600 would you pick if not one of the above

  1. SgtCuts

    SgtCuts Member

    Ok I am going to trade my LGS my M&P9c for a 380 or 38 I am looking at either the walther PPK/s or the smith and wesson model 638 for a good carry gun what do you guys think which one would you go with. If you pick the other category please post what other small $400-$600 dollar gun you would consider! Thanks for the input guys and gals!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  2. Tenacious B

    Tenacious B Well-Known Member

    What do you consider small and how do you plan to carry the gun?

    For pocket carry, I'd go with a J-frame (like the 638) or the Ruger LCR.

    For something slightly larger there are plenty of options from the small Glocks, SR9c, Kahr. For a small auto loader you can take a look at some of the 9x18mm Communist block surplus guns like the CZ 82, P64 etc, they're reliable, accurate, and cheap.
  3. SgtCuts

    SgtCuts Member

    I like something that is SA/DA I have tried all the subcompacts from all the major manufacturers like Glock, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, as well as the pk380 which was closer to what I am looking for something single stack thin and no larger than say the pk380 I had shot. If I were to get the 638 I would def add the hogue monogrip seen here--[​IMG]Because I want something that I can fit my pinky finger on I hate when that finger hangs off.
  4. madwell

    madwell Well-Known Member

    I carry a 638 so thats what I voted for. I havn't had any problem with mine. Not the easiest gunt to shoot i would say shoot them both if you can.
  5. PX15

    PX15 Well-Known Member


    I've had a pile of snubby's over the years, and the wide smooth target that comes on the S&W 638 Airweight Bodyguard is the best of 'em by a mile. :)

    My 638 has a Crimson Trace Lasergrip, and it's awesomely accurate at any reasonable self defense range..

    It's just:

    "Place the red dot where you would like a hole to appear, pull the trigger 1-5 times, and like magic an equal number of holes will appear at that location. :D

    Best Wishes,


  6. handloader357

    handloader357 Well-Known Member

    I've always liked the wheel guns, and I'm actually selling a PPK/s tomorrow. I've already got plenty of wheel guns so will probably be picking up a XD 45 to replace the PPK/s. I always had a thing for PPKs, but once I actually had one it really didn't do anything for me.
  7. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I have owned a PPK/S and a PPK over the years and while they are very well made pistols and fairly accurate, the PPK and S are much too heavy for caliber and do not carry comfortable for complete concealment. I traded them both odd and finally ended up with a Ruger LCP for every day carry. No comments on the other two firearms since I have not carried or shot them.

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