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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pwillie, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. DPris

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    PPQ2, one of Walther's best ever designs.
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  2. lsudave

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    So I can own lots of guns, but just one Walther... to me, that screams "classics". I can have 'other' guns to fill roles.
    I suppose I would go

    1) PP/PPK in .32 acp. Classic Bond styling. Even though I own lots of other blowbacks, any time I see that shape, my first thought is "Is that a Walther?"
    2) P-38. Another classic pistol, one I strongly considered bumping up to the top. I'd rather have a Luger or Broomhandle if I could choose any WW2 German gun, so that's why I drop it below the PP's
    3) P-88, because I hear that it's the absolute bestest Wonder Nine, and I like those.
     
  3. JTQ

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    Just an interesting tidbit - I had some official mail I recently sent out, and the address included a "mail code" (whatever that is) that was PPK32. I immediately thought of the Walther.
     
  4. Shipwreck

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    Walther P99 A/S for sure.
     
  5. DesertVet

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    Only one left.
    Tried a PPK or two as on duty backup weapons over the years.
    Keep one for the Bond factor and it happens to be a good shooter as well.
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  6. slick6

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    I have only one Walther pistol that is a NIB P5 (version #6) and I only bought it to collect it. At the time I had purchased it I didn't know that a friend of mine also had a NIB P5 as well as a NIB P99 AS.
     
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  7. tarosean

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    P88 compact for sure.

    Although the only one I own is a PPK.
     
  8. tactikel

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    PPK in .380. Just because.
     
  9. Boattale

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    I had a .380 PPK/S. Sold it. Have a TPH and a P22. The TPH will outshoot the P22. It's a very handy little gun. You do need to watch the web of your hand as it will bite if you do not. And mine is totally reliable - likes CCI mini-mag or Winchester Super X. So for only one Walther for me it would be the TPH.
     
  10. jar

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    P38.
     
  11. priler

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    P99 AS. last gen, extended mag release.

    PPQ to P99 - "i'm the coolest kid on the block, plus you killed my father".

    P99 to PPQ - 'NO, I AM your father".

    Glock and Steyr M/A1/A2 - "we're your cousins".
     
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  12. bc1023

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    One of the P88 models. Fortunately I have a few...


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  13. Deanimator

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    PPK in .380. Now try to find a new one...
     
  14. bc1023

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    32 was the caliber for that gun.

    Why buy a classic gun in the wrong caliber?
     
  15. Good Ol' Boy

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    The only Walther experience I have is with my wife's EDC PPS M2.

    Based on that experience alone I'd be more than happy to have it as my one and only Walther.
     
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  16. Deanimator

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    Because if I buy one it'll be to carry and I have precisely ZERO confidence in the stopping power of. 32acp.
     
  17. bc1023

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    You realize almost none of the 380 models were actually built by Walther, right?
     
  18. bc1023

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    After the P88 Series, I love the P5...


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    I’m not a huge Walther guy outside those two. I do own a P38K that’s cool.
     
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  19. Deanimator

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    Those are legit Walthers, sold under the Walther name. I used to own a "St Etienne" marked PPK/S.

    I'm more concerned with effectiveness than geographical place of manufacture.
     
  20. bc1023

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    Yeah, but made by others.

    When it comes to 380, the Sig P230/232 is far superior, in my opinion. Not saying the PPK is bad. I just find it a much better gun in its original caliber.

    Good luck either way. :cool:
     
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  21. priler

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    anybody here remember those Interarms catalogs? perhaps collect them?
     
  22. RodII

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    I have a PPQ M1 that I like, I carry it in cooler months when I wear a jacket. I wanted a PPK/s but bought a LNIB Sig P230 instead. I have a Iver Johnston TP 22, a cheap copy but a good gun, that is accurate in spite of its sights.
    If I only had one, as if you are going to give it to me, I would want the steel frame Q5.
     
  23. SCgman

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    Excellent thread...……..great history lesson. Only own one Walther, a PPS 40 I picked up as they were being discontinued. Really like it.
     
  24. CoalTrain49

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    None of the new ones.

    I had a P-38 one time. Now I know how the Germans lost WW2.

    Always thought an Ultra would be nice but the ammo would be hell to find. Still tempted to buy one just so I can say I bet you've never seen one of these before. I've actually had one in my hand and almost bought it until I looked at the 9x18 stamped on the slide. Price was right, should have bought it. Been regretting that ever since.
     
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  25. AlexanderA
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    Same here. That gun is greatly overrated. Horrible trigger pull.

    I now have a couple of P1's, and they're not bad, considering their well-known design drawbacks (limited magazine capacity, decocking safety).
     
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