View Full Version : Texas Swat ..last night!

08-30-2006, 06:56 PM
I watched the show "Texas Swat" lastnight. :soap: I may not be a "police officer" or even "TEXAS SWAT" ! But ,I'm not sure , i believe that a Walter PPK is not a "Automatic Pistol" This is from the negotiator(SP) The same man that before the last commercial break . Was talking about His Team..and all the experiance they all had. THIS is the problem!!!!!
The problem i see here is the un-educated people that watch these shows.... think.......AUTO PISTOL..BG..STANDOFF... !!! Get rid of guns! I understand Texas being pretty good ...but this is broadcasted everywhere!!!!

Sorry had to spew!

08-30-2006, 07:07 PM
But ,I'm not sure , i believe that a Walter PPK is not a "Automatic Pistol"
A PPK is not an automatic pistol. It is a semi-automatic pistol. You have to pull the trigger once for each shot. There is a big difference between and automatic and a semi-auto. :)

08-30-2006, 07:44 PM
very true

08-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Did they even EVER offer the PPK in a Full auto????

08-30-2006, 07:59 PM
Not to my knowledge..and I have a collector book about them from Germany that covers from the beginning to east german PP copies to P99's

08-30-2006, 08:01 PM
i dont even think i could imagine a ppk in full auto, wait, maybe i can :D

08-30-2006, 09:46 PM
WOW..full auto PP..that is scaring me...and i aint scared of much! ! ! ! :machinegu

08-30-2006, 10:27 PM
I am a police officer too, have been for 18 years. Sometime they say auto knowing it is semi auto. We do it all the time. When is it full auto, then we call it full auto to differentiate the difference. Most citizen don't know the difference between semi and auto. When interviewing victims, the distinction in auto or revolver.

08-30-2006, 10:40 PM
The term "automatic pistol" is a carry over from many years ago. It was used to differentiate the weapon from a revolver in a printed discription. Many ads from the early to mid 1900's used it for 1911 ,Luger and broomhandle descriptions. It is only among gun people and the more informed general public that semi or full automatic is used. Remember what .45ACP stands for.

08-31-2006, 11:09 AM
I didn't see the show lastnight, but that statement probably would have went right by me. Ever since I can remember, everyone refered to a revolver has been a "revolver or pistol" and a semi-auto pistol has been called an automatic. Granted it is not fully true, but it's the current accepted "phrasing".

08-31-2006, 11:38 AM
My favorite is "High Powered AK47 Assault Rifle" :rolleyes: