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Old 02-09-2020, 07:20 AM   #11
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Ryder,

As I thought things picked up on your post. I know CLP is marketed as a "do all" product. However, there are better protective products on the market. In Florida you have humidity, possible salt air and heat. These are all rust producing conditions. Add to that carrying a pistol, and it could help to destroy the exterior and interior. Do some research on products to protect your pistol.

Pistols were made to shoot, as any other firearms. I have put several thousand rounds through numerous handguns and rifles. None show damage from shooting. My service revolver, that I carried daily during my time in LE, is still pristine, even after going through Hurricane Agnes, and is the same age as your PPK/S. Sensible shooting and cleaning will not damage it, if you do your job.

For a carry pistol, a stainless steel will be better. If you like the PP series handguns Interarms made them and they are out there for purchase. Remember, SS is not rust resistant and still needs care. There are also newer designs that would serve your needs. Even the new PP designs if you can get over the extended beaver tail.

Keep your pistol. Shoot it. Make it the start of your collection, but get something else for every day carry.

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:59 AM   #12
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Personally, I would not store it in the foam box, I would put it in a gun rug if you elect to not get a gun safe. If you still want to keep it in the box, I would suggest adding a desiccant packet or two.

The .380 just aren’t much fun as a range toy after a couple of magazines, but it will be fine for a CC or car gun if you like .380. Enjoy!
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:03 AM   #13
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i carry mine. It is after all what they’re made for.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:03 PM   #14
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Hey guys!

Sorry for the delay in pictures-- just now had a good time to snag some.

And thanks for all the other advice! Gun rug purchased. 🙂

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Old 02-13-2020, 08:52 AM   #15
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Good looking piece you have there. Just my opinion but, when funds allow, get a safe. IDK how many you have but in today's world where people don't mind a bit taking your stuff...get a safe...and bolt it to the floor if possible.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:50 AM   #16
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Concur. Not only is there money involved, but the notion of some dirtbag putz fooling with my guns (none are especially valuable, but they are valuable to me ) makes me angry.
Then there are kids, party drunks, your goofy brother-in-law...
Lock 'em up. It's just a good idea.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:10 AM   #17
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Just got this one last Friday. I just couldn't afford a $1,000 Liberty, Cannon, or the $2,000 Mossy Oak (which is the MAC-DADDY, I must say) safe. Plus, the weight of these things are crazy. This one weighs in at around 375 lbs. so bigger means much, much heavier. The research I did prior to purchase said much heavier than this and it should be on a concrete floor like in a slab house or garage. This one was on sale for $500 at the Tractor Supply and hopefully will keep my little bit of stuff which, like moon said, is valuable to me safe and out of the hands of some thieving d*#@$bag putz. For the price of a pistol and to keep things safe, IMO, it's a good investment.
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:06 AM   #18
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If it's value will go up, then you're right, Carry isn't for me. I was thinking if it wasn't too valuable then it might be a nice gun to have for carry.

I do want a ppk for Carry though, as I like the trigger and an all steel gun, and I absolutely love the ergonomics of the ppk. I can't stand the glocks. They just dont feel right in my hand.

I do have AC, and I generally have it around 74-77F°. Would that be okay in a foam case, or is a gun rig the better option there?
You should give some thought to one of the new stainless ones, or a clone, for carry.
A Bersa is pretty close, and fairly cheap.

You live in Florida, you'll need some periodic maintenance any way you slice it.

Edited to add: That's a beauty. No way would I take a chance on having it disappear into an evidence room.

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Old 02-19-2020, 10:03 PM   #19
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Thank you all for the responses! I greatly appreciate them. Unfortunately I can't afford a safe at the moment, but will get some in the future.

I did take the gun to the range and boy does it hurt to shoot, but it is fun! Odd thing though: the mag without the pinky exertion likes to drop out of the gun when fired, even after its fully seated with the distinctive 'click'. Any ideas on why that may be? The magazine with the pinky extension didn't give me any problems whatsoever.

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Unfortunately I can't afford a safe at the moment, r
The used market is often a good place to find a safe on the cheap.
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