That's where I was. Somewhere around a grand plus or minus a bit was my thinking.Likewise, I would have bid on this one it if it was a “reasonable” price, but i quit considering it at around $1,000. The P230 is a great pistol, and one chambered in a 9 mm Police/9x18 Ultra is very seldom seen in the US, but damn...
Good observation Balogh.The P230 is a good example that demand and supply have a decisive influence on the price. In my region I can easily buy two or three P230s in 9mm Ultra for the price of one single Fort Smith PPK.
I had a PPK and a P230 in .380 and I agree completely. 9mm is definitely pushing the boundaries of a blowback design This is why most blowback pistols are chambered for small-caliber, low pressure cartridges. For a blowback gun to work with higher pressure cartridges the slide has to be huge (and ugly)Had a P230 in .380, and felt it had the same sort of recoil as a PPK in that caliber; have to believe one in 9 Police wouldn't be much fun.
I have three of the four production pistols that were chambered for 9mm Police. The PP Super is definitely the superior shooter compared to the SIG and Mauser Renato. GeoNole94 will have to report on how the Benelli performs, because, unlike Steve, I don’t have that one.Had a P230 in .380, and felt it had the same sort of recoil as a PPK in that caliber; have to believe one in 9 Police wouldn't be much fun. Is the frame still alloy on the 9 Police?
Currently have a .32 that was an overrun for the Japanese police, beautifully made and a doll baby to shoot. It has a decocker and a manual safety.
And it’s one of the Tokyo police contract over-runs. And it looks good, too. And right now it is a steal. Let’s see what 13 hours of bidding reveals.As most of you probably already know there is a P230 in .32 on GB right now.