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Old 06-18-2019, 11:37 AM   #1
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Redesigning the long tang on ppk

I’m considering removing that long tang, which beats the crap out of my knuckle and blisters the web on my hand. I have an older ppk without that long tang and it’s not a problem. Anyone done this? I was so hoping that walther would have gone back to the original design and I would have bought a new one, but it’s obviously not what they did. I either have to try and find an interarms gun or try and remove the tang on my s&w ppk.

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Old 06-18-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
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I think Cylinder and Slide does this modification. If it were me though, I would look for one pre S&W/AR.
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The gun shoots fine but that tang just beats my hand up. I wonder if Walther would make some original frame guns.
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My standard advice for standard frames is 'wear a bike glove'. It would work with the tang as well.
It is a mystery why Walther didn't tone it down a little.
Cylinder and Slide is an alternative.
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And by bike glove, I got my wife on the basic, original Mechanixs gloves. Just the basic, cheap non tactical black and red ones...

Helps her a lot with her grip, and prevents skin abrasion 😉
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The gun shoots fine but that tang just beats my hand up. I wonder if Walther would make some original frame guns.

I'm in agreement. I'm actually surprised that they haven't chosen a middle ground like adopting the frame and tang design of the Umarex .22 PPK/S that slightly changed the grip angle to prevent slide bite without the overly obnoxious beaver tail.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:35 PM   #7
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Kar', the advantages of an actual bike glove are the padded palm and the bare fingers. You want to keep the sensitivity of finger/trigger.
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You want to keep the sensitivity of finger/trigger.
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A partial amputation followed by a spinal injury took care of that for me. Wouldn't recommend it.
I'll second that. A spinal chord injury is the hard way to deal with hammer bite.
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I was rather surprised that they chose to use the extended beaver tail too, but such is life.

When the price goes down I may very well buy one myself and have our armorer remove it. With the exception of the beavertail it does seen to be a well made weapon.

I wasn't aware of Cylinder and Slide but I'm glad there are other options out there as well.

Personally a glove isn't a solution it is just a "work around" until you solve the problem.
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