Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pwillie, Apr 6, 2017.
PPQ2, one of Walther's best ever designs.
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.
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.
Walther P99 A/S for sure.
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.
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.
P88 compact for sure.
Although the only one I own is a PPK.
PPK in .380. Just because.
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.
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".
One of the P88 models. Fortunately I have a few...
PPK in .380. Now try to find a new one...
32 was the caliber for that gun.
Why buy a classic gun in the wrong caliber?
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.
Because if I buy one it'll be to carry and I have precisely ZERO confidence in the stopping power of. 32acp.
You realize almost none of the 380 models were actually built by Walther, right?
After the P88 Series, I love the P5...
I’m not a huge Walther guy outside those two. I do own a P38K that’s cool.
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.
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.
anybody here remember those Interarms catalogs? perhaps collect them?
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.
Excellent thread...……..great history lesson. Only own one Walther, a PPS 40 I picked up as they were being discontinued. Really like it.
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.
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).
Separate names with a comma.