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I've been researching getting a PPK or PPK/S, but I don't have a local gun store that has one available for me to look at.

When you grip the two, what are your impressions as far as what happens to your pinky?

Let me know any other impressions you have of the two if you've fired or at least held them both.

Thank you.
 

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I have shot several hundred rounds through PPK pistols and several thousand through PP and PPK/S pistols. I don't care for the PPK grip. It is too small (for me) and leaves my pinky finger dangling. The PP and PPK/S are far better for my hands.
 

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The PPK only offers enough grip for all fingers if you're using the magazine with the finger extension. The PPK/S grip is a bit longer and you can get all your fingers on it with the flush magazine.
 

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It's going to depend on how big your hands are and which magazine you're using. A PPK with a finger rest magazine gives me more to hold on to than a PP with a flush bottom magazine. I think the most challenging combination for most people would be a PPK .380 with a flush bottom. I can get almost my entire hand on mine and while it's not my favorite to shoot I can do so without too much difficulty.
 

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I've been researching getting a PPK or PPK/S, but I don't have a local gun store that has one available for me to look at.

When you grip the two, what are your impressions as far as what happens to your pinky?

Let me know any other impressions you have of the two if you've fired or at least held them both.

Thank you.
In short,the 1968 gun control act made the PPK too small to be imported,so they fixed it by combining the PP frame to PPK slide.So the PPK/S was born.
PPK/S grip is longer,holds one more round.Also a little heavier,back-strap is metal.
 

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I've been researching getting a PPK or PPK/S, but I don't have a local gun store that has one available for me to look at.

When you grip the two, what are your impressions as far as what happens to your pinky?

Let me know any other impressions you have of the two if you've fired or at least held them both.

Thank you.
The PPK does not allow all fingers to be on the grip for me if I use a flat bottom magazine.

The PPK/S does allow all fingers on the grip even with a flat bottom magazine.

Although I used to think differently, my current thinking, subject to change, is that the preferred pistol is the steel backstrap PPK/S with flat bottom magazine as it is about the same height as the PPK with the finger rest magazine and it holds one more cartridge.

For maximum concealment, however, the PPK with flat bottom magazine is better. For me, however, it is just barely better for concealment.
 

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The number one complaint I get in the shop is about the dangling finger. As a guy who loves mousers, I personally never gave it a seconds thought. I have extra large hands and my pinky just curls under the grip and feels quite comfortable. I have multiples of both and prefer the PPK. I don't like finger rests on either one.
 

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Sheep', it all comes down to hand size. And, since neither one is currently in production (the good Lord knows what they are doing in Ft. Smith), you are shopping for used.
The chance of finding both in a given shop aren't especially high; you are going to have to handle whichever you find first and make a decision.
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Sheep', it all comes down to hand size. And, since neither one is currently in production (the good Lord knows what they are doing in Ft. Smith), you are shopping for used.
The chance of finding both in a given shop aren't especially high; you are going to have to handle whichever you find first and make a decision.
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It just went back into production and they're shipping now. The PPK and PPK/S are now manufactured by Walther in Arkansas, and they are allegedly doing away with some or all mimed parts according to a Walther rep.
 

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It just went back into production and they're shipping now. The PPK and PPK/S are now manufactured by Walther in Arkansas, and they are allegedly doing away with some or all mimed parts according to a Walther rep.
If they make them now,they will be much more uniform,because of the CNC machines.
 

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Sheep', when you have a Ft Smith pistole in your hands, let us know.
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I'll let you know too,because I'll have one too.And what's better than one?Well of course two of them.:D
Good night.

On the subject of new PPK production, let us say that we've all become like Charlie Brown kicking the football.


For you fellers waiting for the new guns, may your dreams come true, and may you be happy with the acquisition(s).


Do keep us posted.
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