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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM   #1
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PPK/S .380 9mm Kurz (updated with pictures)

New member here on the forum (just joined) and looking forward to going out to the shooting range and try out my "new to me" Walther PPK/S .380 that I just purchased....BRAND NEW!

First and foremost, the best source of info for any firearm would definitely be the manufacturer's owners/user manual of course (or contacting the manufacturer directly) but also looking forward to reading up on all the info, reviews, opinions, suggestions, best types of ammo, etc. on the PPK/S as well.

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Search ebay for “PPK/S manual”. There are loads of them there for $5-6 with free shipping. That’s a great place to start if you don’t have a manual.

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What version of the PPK/s do you have?
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What version of the PPK/s do you have?

Version?

Hmmmm....really don't know exactly what specific info that you are referring to as far as version (but then again I'm new to this particular model/manufacturer).

It's a Walther PPK/S .380 ACP 9mm Kurz semi-automatic, in black is exactly what it is?....manufacturer ref. # 4796006, new 2020 production made in Fort Smith, Arkansas and purchased brand new from a gun dealer.

Came in a nice little white box along with a nice hard storage black case with two 7 round magazines and shoots .380 ammo (I mentioned the ammo type in my first post above).

Is there anything else that I should know about as far as "version"?......are there different versions of the PPK/S?

If so please indicate and point them out....I'd appreciate it and thanks in advance.

I'll re-check the owners/user manual about "version".

The only difference that I am aware of is that the PPK/S can also come in a .22 vs .380?

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Different makers/importers. I believe that's what's meant. The last iteration was made by S&W, who lengthened the tang to what it is now.

As for ammo, I shoot hardball in my PPs. It's reliable and cheaper to shoot/practice with, and that's what the pistols were designed to shoot. . Some people like hollow points for SD, but I'd try them first for feeding. The Ft Smiths are reported to be more reliable with HP, but I'd still try them before I brought them on the street.

There are better choices for self defense than the .380, and certainly smaller, lighter, and more powerful carry handguns. But I carry my PPK anyway. It's not perfect but I think it's good enough.
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Search ebay for “PPK/S manual”. There are loads of them there for $5-6 with free shipping. That’s a great place to start if you don’t have a manual.

Welcome to the club!

No need for a manufacturer's owner/user manual since the one I purchased came with one.
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Gene L, thanks for the info on ammo!

I appreciate it very much!

Yes I am sure the PPK/S .380 (or PPK in general) is not for everyone (then again what particular handgun is?...to each their own) but still I wanted one for myself.

I also have a Sig Sauer P938 Legion 9mm that I use for CCW (but may end up just switching to the PPK/S) as well as a Mossberg 590 Shockwave for home defense.

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When some one says they have a “New to me” PPK/S without any other info I assume it could be from one of many manufacturers from the beginning of time till now. New to me implies used.
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The last iteration was made by S&W

Technically starting last year Walther was making them again. Posted said its a Fort Smith model which is no longer S&W. Same one I just recently purchased.
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Yes. The iteration BEFORE the current issue was S&W. Should have said the "previous" iteration.
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