Gear: Walther PP

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Walther PP

Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen, Ulm, Germany
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: ~$700 (I bought new at my AFBase Rod & Gun Club for $125 in '75!
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Description:

9mm Short (.380 ACP. VERY accurate, VERY comfortable to fire.

Member Reviews

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    Rich5150, Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:10:27 UTC.
    1st review

    I bought this fine weapon at the Neubruecke Rod & Gun Club, a 3-hour drive from the factory in Ulm, Germany. I paid $125 for it in 1975. Appraised value in 1977 at ~$475. Value now is ~$700.

    I left the USAF in 76 and in 77 became a municipal police officer. For the next 23.5 years I carried this weapon as my BUG (back-up gun). As a matter of fact, I carried this on my last day in uniform (as I was having my career-ending heart attack!). Still have it and carry it on a daily basis.

    Very fine weapon to fire. I was more accurate with the PP than my S&W Mod 686 .357 Magnum or my S&W Sigma 40 (.40 cal semi-auto). Very little recoil. After firing a shot, you re-gain your sight picture immediately. Weapon is VERY easy to break diwn, clean and re-assemble. Very concealable. Can be carried in front or back pocket of loose pants or in pocket of a jacket. comfortable carried in a shoulder rig and belt holster. I haven't tried it in an ankle holster.

    Again, very fine weapon which will be passed down to my son when I go EOW.

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    Hoop740, Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:41:05 UTC.

    No kick = no kinetic energy = no stopping power = dead good guy. Sorry to harp on you. I've shot the PPK in the past. It's a nice little gun, but has no stopping power. I guess it all depends on what you use it for. As for personal protection, I'd give it a low rating. It does, however, fit nicely into anyone's private collection.

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    Tony172649, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 02:43:08 UTC.

    Great UC weapon. comfortable, and accurate. Carried one for years. Would recommend, but it is expensive new.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 05:23:46 UTC.

    I have a similar story. I bought mine at the HQ USEUCOM Rod & Gun Club in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, West Germany in 1984 for $270. It is the original Polizei Pistole (PP). The German made version functions so smoothly.

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    GriffinsGunShop, Sun, 01 Apr 2012 04:48:01 UTC.

    I have this gun in stainless steel and almost always have it placed in my ankle holster, great little pocket gun but it is a little heavier than most pocket or backup guns, however it handles hollow points extremely well and I've never had it jam on me at all liike some of the other small 380's or 32's when using hollow points. With that said, if I could get the $700 that it is listed for here i'd have to let it go, lol.

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