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Post by Reverend Herc » 13 Sep 2008, 15:50

My brother was looking into getting the PPS for concealed carrying on hot Miami days when clothing is minimal. Has anyone had a chance to shoot one? and Is it worth the price? For some reason when I asked about Walther pistols at my local gun shop, he told me that they were crap... Just looking for some advice...

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Post by jmz5 » 13 Sep 2008, 15:54

I have handled a few Walthers, they are far from crap.
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Post by Llagoud » 13 Sep 2008, 16:02

I have the PPS First Edition in 9mm.
I love it. It's my warm weather carry.
The slimness requires loss of capacity though.
I carry with the 7 rd mag and the 8 rd mag on the side.
The finger rest on the 8 rd snags my shirt on retrieval, the 7 rd doesn't.
I've heard they released a .40 but I haven't seen one.

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Post by ArtosDracon » 13 Sep 2008, 23:42

If he wants 9mm then the PP series is the way to go, if he is ok with .380, I have a Sig Sauer P230 and my girlfriend carries a P232, they are essentially the same gun and comparable in size to the PP series. It's a GREAT gun, zero problems through about 6K rounds in mine and zero problems through about 1.5K rounds in hers.

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Post by Reverend Herc » 14 Sep 2008, 12:57

Thanks guy.... I am going to see if i can rent one at the range next time i go.

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Post by Ariac » 14 Sep 2008, 18:59

I can't comment on there pistols, but my G22 and I have a love hate relationship. I love it when it works, but unfortunatly that is not very often. This personally has put a damper on me purchasing another of their products.

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Post by Cyberfly » 15 Sep 2008, 06:24

Won't go wrong with a PPK. I had one in .380 and it was one of the sweetest 'little' pistols I've ever had. I'd have another, too given the chance.
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Post by amc31b » 15 Sep 2008, 14:59

CZ makes a walther type pistol called the model 83 chambered in 380. That would also be a great choice.

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Post by panzermk2 » 15 Sep 2008, 18:19

Well my Walther in not new. It is an all number matching AC coded (Walther made not Mauser) 1944 P-38.
It's sights are tinny but it's a tack driver, amazingly accurate made more so by the fact our B-17s were bombing the Walther plant every day by 44. It has never failed to go bang.
I have wanted a JB 32acp PPK for as long as I can remember.
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Post by dtask » 15 Sep 2008, 19:59

I just purchased a PPS in .40 cal and despite what I heard prior to purchasing it, it has made it through it's initial paces without so much as a hiccup. I've fired approx. 500 rounds and have nothing but good to speak about it so far. Bought it from Tanners by the way...

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Post by stg2ahn » 15 Sep 2008, 20:07

bersa thunder 380 is awesome and comparable to the walthers.
They also have a CC model and a new double stack magazine model that hold 15 rounds, I think.

For the price and quality, Bersa is hard to beat.

Don't like the price and brand name fool you. It is a gun you can trust you life with.
If I had money to throw around then I would get the sig232.

It also comes with a dandy gun lock, the key looks kinda like an allen wrench. A great feature if you have kids around the home.

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Post by dtask » 16 Sep 2008, 01:36

I've heard good things about Bersa pistols...but I went with the PPS because it's a .40 in a tight little package. I figure that if I can't defend myself effectively with the number of rounds I have....then what the hell am I wasting all my time and money practicing for?! I guess that'd be a decent argument for the .380 shooter though too - and then you get 15 rounds!! :guns:

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Post by jmz5 » 16 Sep 2008, 05:21

I have a Bersa .380, they are very nice pistols for the money.
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Post by Wollychop » 16 Sep 2008, 05:44

I have a little Colt Mustang series 80 MK IV in .380. The wife gave named it like it's a pet mouse or something. Great little gun! Suprisingly accurate, and comfortable to hold with the extended grip magazine.

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Post by User42 » 12 Oct 2008, 00:18

My friend bought an old unfired .380 PPKS today. It is one of the German made ones in the original box (not the S&W/Walther collaboration), with the original test fired target. Real easy to fire, we put 100 rounds through it at the range today trying to break it in. Sweet looking little pistol, and yes it is accurate as can be if you don't limp wrist it. All different ranges (at the little indoor range we went too) I could quickly empty it keeping within 3-4 inches (and I haven't shot a pistol in years).

Poor guy that bought it was lucky to hit the target, the last gun he fired was a 50AE Desert Eagle and he is still anticipating the shot (even with that little .380). A few problems feeding (around 5 of the first 100), but most of them were my fault trying to baby the slide back in position (probably 3 out of 5). Can't do that with a new gun, gotta let it wear in some first. Once the mag actually fed two rounds into the chamber! Obviously that didn't work, but it was easy to drop the mag and let them come tumbling out. Only one jam took more than a few seconds to clear, as it wedged in crooked and sort of held the mag in place. All was well in the last 30 rounds or so, so I suspect it should be fine from now on. Didn't try anything but FMJ, but we will probably put some different rounds through it sometime soon so I will give you an update on reliability and such.

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Post by ArtosDracon » 12 Oct 2008, 01:03

I've found .380 to be rediculously accurate inside ~50ft. My P230 and now my P232 are both 5 of 5 10 pointers on a silouette to that distance with ease. I can do it with anything I fire regularly but, for the size/weight and relative compactness of the round, it's pretty impressive. Terminal ballistics for the round aren't that impressive but, good enough for most people. I've had a pretty hard time justifying carrying a 9mm since I got my P230 a couple years ago and am just as accurate with it. Limited capacity was the only real reason I carried a G17, that and suppressor options. The 230/232 have a fixed barrel just like the PP series so I'd have to do internal threads and that's prett out of the question for me.

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