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Well this forum is a little slow so how about a rollcall of P88 or P88 Compact owners.
I have both and prefer the P88C, except for the slide mounted safety/decocker. I much prefer the P88's frame mounted lever.
 

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I have the p88compact. It is as good as anything else I own and better than most. I recently purchased a high cap mag, but have yet to test it. I wish they were not so expensive (anyone have a good source?). I like the size of the p5compact better, but I do not like the two stage trigger on it. Has anyone ever had the trigger on the p5 modified?
 

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Quote[/b] (zonadrill @ Sep. 20 2006,5:48)]I like the size of the p5compact better, but I do not like the two stage trigger on it.  Has anyone ever had the trigger on the p5 modified?
I picked up a P5 with a trigger job. Unfortunately, I don't know who did it. But is as smooth as butter!
 

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2 P88s both full size and 7000 serial range. 1 P5 compact and 1 P38 an AC from 1942 that's all matching including the mag.
 

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P88 Compact - 2 10 rd mags and 5 14 rd mags. I found a source in Germany for hi cap mags a few years ago and paid around $30 each for them. It is one of my favorite pistols - very accurate. I would love to find a reasonably priced full sized P88.
 

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I have had my p88 for about 1 week.

I shot with it once. I like it. I am not sure it is worth the money I spent on it. The trigger is not as good as my P7M8 or my P9S. But it hold twice as much ammo.

 

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Quote[/b] (P88 @ Oct. 15 2006,5:25)]gokyo,

How does your P88 compare, shooting wise, with the P7M8 and the P9S?

Devin
On the HK P9S
I have a target sear and trigger overtravel stop. When it shoots in SA all you have to do is think about pulling the trigger and that is enough to have a very sweet crisp break. The recoil is buffered and very smooth. The barrel does not is fixed to the frame and as a result is very accurate.

THe DA mode on the P9S is heavier than the the P88's but for the most part it is smooth and the break is very clean at the end. Their is some overtravel in DA mode.

The grip angle and grip width and reach is very comfortable for. The Balance on the P9S is the best of any weapon I have ever held. A grip and mag well are very close to the center of balance for the weapon.


The P7M8 has a SA trigger that is very similar to the P88's SA. I really love the manual of arms. The Squeeze cocker is wonderful. It serves as a method of cocking the striker. The weapon decocks just by release your grip on the weapon.

The barrel is also fixed. The it has a very low barrel axis. Think low like a PPK. It is so low that the slide can bite if you grip to high.

The recoil is about the same as other weapons but it cycle very fast. As a result it feels a little violent. It has the same recoil as most other 9mm it just happens in 1/2 the time so it feels different. Their is very little muzzle flip and follow up shots feel very natural for me.

I will also describe the P88 for comparison and to provide reference point.

The P88 points very nicely for me. The grip is a little to wide for me and my strong and thumb on top grip does not feel quite right. The back strap seems to me to be to low. as a result my usual very high grip is not possible.

The double action is smooth and has little overtravel. The SA feels a little mushy/springy. In SA their is no overtravel and really it is pretty sweet.

The frame to slide fit is very tight. So tight that their is little if any precevied barrel or slide movement in any direction when locked up in battery.

I get better groups with the 2 HK's and probably better groups with my 1st glock or Hi-Power. then I currently get with the P88. However I have owned the other weapons longer and have trained with them a lot.

I hope this helps.
 

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I don't think it is underrated....most people know the P88 is one smooth reliable service pistol,
but as with many guns that go over $1000, not many want to spend thant kind of money....
The reason I do it on the P7 is simple...... all steel......
If the P88 would not have a aluminum frame I would had long gotten one....
 
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