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Old 12-01-2014, 09:09 AM   #11
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"For a lower cost, excellent quality alternative for the Seecamp, look at the NAA Guardian".
Thanks for the tip Gonzo, I was not aware of this line.

Here's my one & only .32. (It kind of) resembles a PPK.
(Beretta Model 70) I bought it in 1968 and it's still a pleasure to plink with.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #12
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You want a less expensive "substitute look-a-like"?.

There really is no substitute for the real article. If you can be satisfied with something else - I don't think you are serious in the first place. There are lots of factors that go into buying a pistol. Looks are one of the least important.

If you're liking just the looks ... get an airsoft. They look great in the mirror.

I would avoid the Seecamp, and it's imitations, they are small and not intended to be shot a lot. I have one in .32 and it's a nasty little buggar to shoot. It's also just designed for one or two commercially available rounds.

Save you $$$$ for the real article, or as suggested get the Model PP ex-police pistol.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:58 AM   #13
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Well, obviously everyone here will never agree. I for one thought the original post made sense. I think there were some good suggestions made as alternatives too, which is what was requested.

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If you are not going with a Walther PP or a PP Super, I would look for an East German Military Makarov in 9X18 Mak.

It has the same blow-back system & looks close to a Walther PP, is as accurate as anything you have seen, is an all steel weapon that does not jam, mags are very cheep and has more power than the 32acp and 380acp.

Recoil is very light too!

There is a guy here in Georgia that is selling one for under $ 400. I will send you a link if you need it! I would buy it but have two already.

True Military Makarov's are very underrated by collectors for some reason but they are probably the best preforming pistol dollar for dollar than anything I have seen!
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"For a lower cost, excellent quality alternative for the Seecamp, look at the NAA Guardian".

Thanks for the tip Gonzo, I was not aware of this line.

Here's my one & only .32. (It kind of) resembles a PPK.
(Beretta Model 70) I bought it in 1968 and it's still a pleasure to plink with.

I like those old Berettas.

I'm not saying to buy the Guardian instead of a PP. But if you look at pocket guns it's a better choice than the Seecamp and not nearly as ammo sensitive.

As mentioned above by Milspec, an older PP can be reasonably priced and is an excellent choice, as sweet as it gets in a .32. Manurhin-made guns are under-valued and I think the gold standard for post-war PPs.
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Thanks for the input guys. I already have a Makarov (see below) ... which I'll need to sell to buy a .32 PPK. I wouldn't go the PP route because I want to stick with the PPK size. When I said "look-alike" it wasn't looks I was after, it was more a question of another make that was basically modeled after the PPK. In the end I'll probably do what Searcher suggested.
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The only substitute for a PPK 32 is a PPK 7.65....
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RevRay, Like milspec said , a PP either a Walther or Manurhin. Here is a Manurhin I got on GB about a year ago.





They are out there & they are beautiful.This one hardly looked like it had been shot.
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The PP is about 1/4" longer in the grip than a PPK and not much more in length. The PP has a solid back strap ... I don't think you would be deviating much with a PP. Actually the older PP is a more practical piece.

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Thanks for the input guys. I already have a Makarov (see below) ... which I'll need to sell to buy a .32 PPK. I wouldn't go the PP route because I want to stick with the PPK size. When I said "look-alike" it wasn't looks I was after, it was more a question of another make that was basically modeled after the PPK. In the end I'll probably do what Searcher suggested.
FEG made some PPK size guns. These are very close in looks and function to the PPK and are typically available from $200 to $400. They take down like the PPK and use a hammer dropping safety. I have a .22 and I like it a lot. They made the same pistol in .380 and also 9mm Makarov. I don't think they made a .32.

The FEG pistols were the SMC 380, SMC 22 and SMC 9. These pistols have alloy frames. They also made a model called the AP 22 which is the same size but with a steel frame.
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