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Old 01-29-2020, 10:15 AM   #1
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Picked up a new Fort Smith PPK.

I just brought home a new Fort Smith PPK. I bought the blackened version.

Overall, fit and finish is good. Trigger pulls are better than expected.

It's fit together tightly. Should be nice after a bit of break-in.

My one complaint are sharp edges. It's not the worst steel gun I've owned. That honor goes to an early Smith 3rd Gen that could double as a hide skinner.

The safety level has sharp edges. The slide has sharp edges. Annoying. Wish Walther would spend a couple of minutes and break the sharp edges on these things before shipping them.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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Which is the advantage of bare stainless.
You can break those edges yourself.
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Which is the advantage of bare stainless.
You can break those edges yourself.
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Yep. If I did it again I'd get the bare stainless.
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Nice. I've been weighing my options between the black and the stainless. Going to post any pics?
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:46 PM   #5
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You'd think that Walther would spend just a bit more time with the black models to smooth out those edges considering that the Melonite finish they're using apparently has a Rockwell Hardness Rating similar to Diamond.

Charge a bit extra if you must, but don't leave the buyer with razor-sharp edges that are nearly as hard as Diamond.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:12 AM   #6
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Not to hijack your post Jimmo, but here's a new PPK in black I picked up this week. Haven't got to fire it yet, but I love the way it looks and feels out of the box. I'll post more later on.
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Not to hijack your post Jimmo, but here's a new PPK in black I picked up this week. Haven't got to fire it yet, but I love the way it looks and feels out of the box. I'll post more later on.
No worries. It's the same theme. How you liking it so far?
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:11 PM   #8
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I'd pay a little more for a version of the PPK that's dehorned, has a wider rear sight and a dovetailed high visibility front sight.

They could call it the "special carry edition" or some such.



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Not to hijack your post Jimmo, but here's a new PPK in black I picked up this week. Haven't got to fire it yet, but I love the way it looks and feels out of the box. I'll post more later on.
No worries. It's the same theme. How you liking it so far?
I like the look and feel, anxious to finally shoot it this weekend. I did a field strip and oiled it up tonight. The slide is still pretty tight but you can tell it's well crafted and engineered.
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I like the look and feel, anxious to finally shoot it this weekend. I did a field strip and oiled it up tonight. The slide is still pretty tight but you can tell it's well crafted and engineered.
Thanks jtmont. Let's us know how it shoots. I'm guessing it will shoot fine.
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