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I joined the Walther P5 club

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nwilliams, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

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    I decided to use some of my state tax return money to buy a new gun today. After much searching I finally found the deal I was looking for. The shop wanted $489 for it but I was able to negotiate them down to $450 so I think I got a pretty good deal. This Walther P5 was born in 1983 according to the date code and other than a little wear to the edges of the frame it's in great shape.

    The gun came with the original box, manual and two mags. I took it to the range after I bought it and put 100 rounds through it and had no issues with it at all.

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  2. gvf

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    How was the accuracy of your P5?
     
  3. Mizar

    Mizar Member

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    I have always admired those little Walthers. Congratulations on the purchase!

    Boris

    P.S. And yes - I do envy you!!;)
     
  4. Mad Magyar

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    They are a dream to fire...I know you hear this all the time on net about certain pistols have negligible recoil: this is one of them...Heavier than the P-1, but I can see why the W.German police used it so long in their inventory.
    Good shooting to you...I paid a little more than you, so a good purchase on your part...Oh yes, they will hit what you aim at...:)
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  5. thunder173

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    Congrats as well. A beautiful handgun,..and it should be an excellent shooter. I had occasion to shoot them a few times when working with some W. German Polizai types in 85-88 in Bavaria.....

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  6. mgmorden

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    $450 is an EXCELLENT deal for that gun. It's been hovering near the top of my want-list for a while, but it's darned hard for me to pay more than $500 for a gun, which P5's normally command. Enjoy it!
     
  7. modifiedbrowning

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    Congrats on the P5, I love mine. I paid $550 for mine years ago and thought that was a great deal.
    Now you need a P88, P88 Compact, P99, P1 and PPS (if you don't already have them that is).
     
  8. Old Scratch

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    Nice looking nug. Always liked P-5s...just never got around to buying one. Excellent shooters, and they have that "way cool" look to them that few others do. Congrats on your great deal, and enjoy.
     
  9. tekarra

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    Nice pistol for a very good price, well done.
     
  10. SharpsDressedMan

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    I stumbled into a P5 Compact last weekend for a price cheaper than I have seen them in a long time. I do need an extra mag or two. Anyone know a source for mags that are less than Earl's Repair? I'd even pay a finders fee. I need the late-style ones that work for both the heel AND the American style mag release (mag notched on the right side).
     
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