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Old 11-27-2018, 06:35 AM   #11
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I'll be surprised to see them, but if they arrive don't be surprised to be bitterly disappointed. I love Walthers and own 6 PP series pistols but if I were to buy a new pistol of this type today it would be a Bersa.
Hello Mike. Interesting comment on a PPK forum. Why do you feel the Bersa is the better choice?

Once again, I am not new to handgunning but am a neophyte in the Walther PP world.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:45 AM   #12
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I'll be surprised to see them, but if they arrive don't be surprised to be bitterly disappointed. I love Walthers and own 6 PP series pistols but if I were to buy a new pistol of this type today it would be a Bersa.
Hello Mike. I thought your comment interesting on a PP/PPK forum.

Why do you feel the Bersa is a better choice than a PPK?

Once again, I am hardly new to handgunning but am an admitted neophyte in the world of PPKs.

My forays into the world of .380s consisted of a Sip P230, a couple of Sig P232s and a Colt Mustang back in the day. Seems like I should own a PPK before I'm through so I'm trying to get educated in the topic.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:48 AM   #13
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Sorry for the double post guys. Internet connectivity issues this morning.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:49 PM   #14
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I had a stainless Smith & Walther made post recall. I did not mind the "Beak" and the gun was flawless in it's function. I rue the decision to sell it.
I would give one of the new PPK/S a chance if there is a way to convert it to 7.65 caliber.
Wonder how feasible it might be?
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a way to convert it to 7.65 caliber.
Wonder how feasible it might be?

You'd probably have better luck ordering a new Chevy truck, but requesting that it come with a Ford EcoBoost engine instead.

I'll own a PPK someday...but it's gonna have to be a ZM gun, and in .32...

To me, the .380 is like a new Camaro. All flash and show and noise, and no power.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:57 PM   #16
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You'd probably have better luck ordering a new Chevy truck, but requesting that it come with a Ford EcoBoost engine instead.

I'll own a PPK someday...but it's gonna have to be a ZM gun, and in .32...

To me, the .380 is like a new Camaro. All flash and show and noise, and no power.
With all due respect Thunderbird, how is the .32 more powerful? I'd guess it's more pleasant to shoot? Maybe more reliable as they gun was designed for that round???
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What is this secret way of gripping the PPK you speak of? I am assuming it's about gripping the gun low rather than trying to use the technique of gripping the gun as high as possible with the shooting hand. Is there more to it than that?
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:23 PM   #18
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Please excuse the missing photographs. I really should try to fix that post because it could save a lot of tender flesh.

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Thanks Pilotsteve. I can't see the pictures but the descriptions in your previous post were inciteful. The
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:56 PM   #19
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I have a S&W 'blue' PPK, which has been very reliable. But I really dislike the "extended beavertail" or "beak." I would trade the Smith immediately for this if it had the original look. As it is, I'm probably going to sit it out. Glad that they're going to be sold again, but am fairly perplexed as to why they kept the beak with all the chat about "returning to original" etc.
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Jimmo, the Bersa Thunder 380 has some advantages over the Walther 380.
1) It has a firing pin safety, which makes it safe to carry with the manual safety off.
2) It was designed with the 380 in mind. The PPK was designed for the 32, with the 380 being "shoe horned" in.
3) It is radically less expensive than the PPK.

4) It has a larger grip which makes it more comfortable to shoot.
5) It is currently in production. Perhaps the PPK will start shipping soon - perhaps not.
BTW: I carry a revolver.
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