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Flush Magazines for the PPK/S.22

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Several months I purchased a PPK/S in 380 and am very pleased with it. It is a simple uncomplicated gun that shoots very well. I quickly realized that I did not like the extended finger grip and changed both magazines to flat floor plates.

Shortly after that the American Rifleman had an add for the PPK/S.22 and it intrigued me. My local gun dealer ordered one for me which came with one magazine with a finger extension. Of course I did not like the finger extension. I called Walther to see if they made a magazine for the PPK/S.22 with a flat floor plate even if it only held eight or seven rounds. They informed me that they did not.

Question. Does anyone know where a magazine for the PPK/S.22 with a flat floor plate can be obtained?

As a side line. During my last contact with Walther concerning parts for the 380 magazines they informed me that they did not carry parts for the magazines any more. This means that if you lose a small part of the magazine you will have to buy a whole net magazine. Great work!
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Funny that....several years ago I was at a range in lower Manhattan that a lot of foreign consular personnel used for practice. Several of them used .22 pistols as 'back-up' and saw no problem with the .22....but then, most of them could 'drive nails' with these pistols at 50 feet. 10 rounds of .22, within a few seconds, within a 1"-2" 'pattern' will do a whole lot more than make someone mad.
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>>>...I am befuddled as to why most manufactures think that a .22LR pistol must have a ten round mag...<<<

If ya' can't have as big a '..bang..' for the buck...then have as many littl-er '..bang-s..' as ya' can get. I'm sure that there are at least a few owners out there that wish there was a 'drum' mag option.
>>...Not because it’s a .22 but because it is inconsistent in reliability..<<<
Given the the nature of the .22LR cartridge and the way they 'stack' in a semi-auto magazine...feeding into the chamber may become problematic. This tends to be true will a great many .22LR semi-auto platforms. So for critical defense '..reliability..' is an issue.
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There is a pistol range in lower Manhattan that is frequented by various members of the Israeli embassy and consular staff...not just security personnel. but clerks, cooks, maintenance, etc. Many of them will carry small/compact .22 LR semi-auto pistols for personal protection (Walther PP, Beretta Bobcat, etc), . Many of them work long and hard to become VERY proficient at marksmanship...obliterating a 1" bullseye with 7 or 8 rounds from a .22 magazine at 25 yards...in only a few seconds of rapid fire. .22 bullets may be small but...put enough of 'em in the same spot and they'll do a whole lotta' damage..

The '...catch..' is that ya' gotta' spend a whole lotta' time and effort gettin' that good...and then be tested on your marksmanship proficiency on a regular basis....something that relatively FEW civilians are willing to take the time or make the effort to do. Goin' out to the range every few/several months or so and shootin' a couple of boxes of ammo and punchin' holes in a Diet Pepsi can ain't gonna' do it.So, NO. A .22 pistol really ain't an adequate concealed carry weapon for most people...no matter how creative a manufacturer's catalog marketing staffer wants to be.
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>>...I think Walther products are good quality, especially in the PP/ Ppk series. If it fits in the pocket, it will be carried no matter what the caliber...<<<
I think that there may be some confusion between older, all-steel, Walther-produced PPs and PPK's chambered for .22LR and the newer (2013), Zamek zinc-alloy Walther/UMAREX PPK/S .22LR
The newer Walther/Umarex Zamex zinc alloy PPK/S may '..look..' similar to the older all-steel PP and PPK...but they're essentially different pistols.
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