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View Poll Results: If you could only have one PPK variant, what would it be?
PPK in .32 ACP 21 58.33%
PPK in .380 ACP 8 22.22%
PPK/S in .32 ACP 2 5.56%
PPK/S in .380 ACP 3 8.33%
PPK/S .22 2 5.56%
Other 0 0%
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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If you could only have one PPK variant...

If you could only have one PPK variant, what would it be and why?
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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Since I don't carry a PPK variant, I would pick the one I have owned for 45 years. That would be the PPK/S in 22. If I was going to carry it, I'd pick the 32.
BTW: I carry a revolver.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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I carry the PPK when I want to travel light and since I can comfortably handle it, it is in .380.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:32 AM   #4
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This is why I prefer .380 ACP over .22LR and .32 ACP. Look at the failure to incapacitate rates: https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/alte...stopping-power
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:15 PM   #5
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The 380 should serve you well.



Interesting chart. I found the category below particularly interesting.



22 rimfire: Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.38
32 Auto: Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.52
357: Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.7
40 S&W: Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 2.36
44 Magnum: Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.71


I tend to take "database" results with a grain or two of salt - especially if I do not know precisely how the raw data was collected.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:12 PM   #6
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-- For fun at the range; pocket carry on rare occasion; to marvel at it as the ultimate combination of art and science, it would be the PPK.
-- For more routine pocket carry it would be a PPKS with a flat bottom mag. (Viewed from any any angle that does not expose the backstrap, the PPKS is hard to distinguish, on first glance, from a PPK.)
-- However, for me, the most modern epitome of a PPK like weapon is the Glock 42. (A Glock 42 in .32 ACP would be pretty neat.)
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #7
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You forgot the PPs and the .22 PPK. Out of the guns listed I would pick the .32 PPK.
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A minty pre war PPK.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:25 PM   #9
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The .22 iteration is fun, the .380 is little fun, and the .32 is like baby bear's porridge. It's just right, and it still isn't like kissing your sister.
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I lament the day I traded my "minty pre war PPK."
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