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Just wanted to share some pics of how I carry my PK380 now that I'm in a wheelchair.
Using a holster has become a problem since I've been in a wheelchair, so I tried the clipdraw and I love it. Now I can carry in ways that are easier. I also added an aftermarket green laser/flashlight combo that doest come on all the time and doesnt add to much bulk. I also added grip tape. For now I'm very satisfied with the feel and handling. I used my .380 laser bore sighter to sight the laser and it was off by less than 1/2 inch at 20 yards. Please feel free to ask what you like.
 

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Just an update
I got the Galloway Precision capture guide rod and mag extension.
No problems with the guide rod at all.
I have read how sloppy the fit of the mag extension is and found out a quick fix for it. I moved the set scew hole to the other side and moved it 1/8 of an inch toward the front of the extension. I used a 1/32 drill bit to start and finished with a slightly tapered diamond dremel bit for a precise fit of the set screw. Now it's nice and tight with no wiggle at all.
 

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My wife had a PK380. She sold it to a neighbor because she thought it was to heavy/large for her purse. I personally think it was the sweetest shoot gun that I have ever fired. I've tried to buy it back from our friend, but she loves it.
 

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I have tried several other pistols, but y PK380 remains my preferred carry pistol. It ticks most of the boxes that interest me: DA/SA, Hammer fired, Paddle Magazine release (I prefer this due to arthritis in my thumb), and no "safe trigger" (putting a safety on the face of the trigger).

Yes, I would like a real decocking lever, a slide release, a takedown lever, and, of course, a double-stack magazine. However, perfect doesn't exist. With all of that, it comes the closest to what I want.

The HK P30 is close, but having one, I find it a bit too heavy for a carry pistol.
 

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Just wanted to share some pics of how I carry my PK380 now that I'm in a wheelchair.
Using a holster has become a problem since I've been in a wheelchair, so I tried the clipdraw and I love it. Now I can carry in ways that are easier. I also added an aftermarket green laser/flashlight combo that doest come on all the time and doesnt add to much bulk. I also added grip tape. For now I'm very satisfied with the feel and handling. I used my .380 laser bore sighter to sight the laser and it was off by less than 1/2 inch at 20 yards. Please feel free to ask what you like.
Nightdragon,
Did you attach the ClipDraw to the frame or to the slide?
And, has the adhesive been durable?
 

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I attached it to the slide, its held with out any problems or peeling. Even over the slide grip serrations it's not bonded but still holds nice and firm. I've added a few pics so you can see just how it's on the slide.
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I have tried several other pistols, but y PK380 remains my preferred carry pistol. It ticks most of the boxes that interest me: DA/SA, Hammer fired, Paddle Magazine release (I prefer this due to arthritis in my thumb), and no "safe trigger" (putting a safety on the face of the trigger).

Yes, I would like a real decocking lever, a slide release, a takedown lever, and, of course, a double-stack magazine. However, perfect doesn't exist. With all of that, it comes the closest to what I want.

The HK P30 is close, but having one, I find it a bit too heavy for a carry pistol.
Try a Bersa firestorm 380. It has everything except the paddle mag release and the double stack mag. It even includes combat grips.
 

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Try a Bersa firestorm 380. It has everything except the paddle mag release and the double stack mag. It even includes combat grips.
Bersa used to make a doublestack version. They might still..

It should very close to the wish list.

Yes, you give up the paddle mag release but with the doublestack mag, mag changes come with less frequently.
 

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Bersa used to make a doublestack version. They might still..

It should very close to the wish list.

Yes, you give up the paddle mag release but with the doublestack mag, mag changes come with less frequently.
That I think is the Thunder plus. And I don't know if it is available. If it is it would show up on GunBroker.
 

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Anyone on this thread know what kind of finish is on the PK380 with nickel slide. The slides in some pictures look like they might be shinny and on others it looks dull.
 

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Yes the Bersa thunder plus does have the double stack mag and shoots great, wish I never sold mine. I'm still trying to get another one.
 

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Just an update
I got the Galloway Precision capture guide rod and mag extension.
No problems with the guide rod at all.
I have read how sloppy the fit of the mag extension is and found out a quick fix for it. I moved the set scew hole to the other side and moved it 1/8 of an inch toward the front of the extension. I used a 1/32 drill bit to start and finished with a slightly tapered diamond dremel bit for a precise fit of the set screw. Now it's nice and tight with no wiggle at all.
I got a 5th mag fo my PK380 and I'll be adding the Galloway extension to this one as well I've had 0 problems with the other 4 after doing the small fix.
 

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I attached it to the slide, its held with out any problems or peeling. Even over the slide grip serrations it's not bonded but still holds nice and firm. I've added a few pics so you can see just how it's on the slide. View attachment 92421 View attachment 92422
I put one of the clip draws on a Bersa Thunder 380. Only problem is the tang cuts into my side when I sit down. Getting a new PK380 and going to try it on it. It might be a bit more comfortable.
 

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I put one of the clip draws on a Bersa Thunder 380. Only problem is the tang cuts into my side when I sit down. Getting a new PK380 and going to try it on it. It might be a bit more comfortable.
I just got my PK380 today. I ordered it off of GunBroker and it is used. First impression, I have never seen a Walther with this much slop. The slide rocks back and forth from left to right. I didn't get a takedown key with it so I am waiting for Walther service to send me one before I take it apart to assess the inside. This gun looks like it has been shot a lot but barrel looks clean and brite inside. Has lots of wear on the breach block which tells me it has seen lots of use. Hope the slide play isn't an indication of it being junk.
 

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I got a 5th mag fo my PK380 and I'll be adding the Galloway extension to this one as well I've had 0 problems with the other 4 after doing the small fix.
Just finished the mag extension on my 5th mag. Just the small fix I described in an earlier post, there all nice and tight and no problems with any of them.
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I talked to Walther yesterday and they said that this play in slide is normal. I measured the play at .007 on both sides and they said that is within specs. Haven't shot it yet as I am waiting for Sunday. Couldn't shoot it cause I have my own range and it is still hunting season here. Will post after with my results.
 
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