Thanks for that clarification. I know a .380 ACP is referred to as a 9mm Shot in the USA, but was not familiar with the German description.9mm???????
the new PPK, if it ever makes it's appearance will be in .380 ACP, now I know that some call it 9mm Kurz, or 9mm Browning, but today when you say 9mm it is generally taken to mean 9x19.
I'm soaking my pillow in tears.... the gentleman that answered the phone there said that U.S. production was/is prohibited by law, and that it could not proceed here in the future until they (the Walther/Arkansas folks) receive some sort of legal release (or authorization) from the German government, which has apparently been pending for years.
Licensed production elsewhere still counts as small arms exports in the eyes of the German government.Still can't figure out what the German government has to do with the US production of the PPK. Being the gun isn't being produced in Germany or imported into the US it should just be a business decision by Walther/ Umerex or am I missing something?
I agree. Its hard to understand just what's going on with the whole German government thing, or whether the information you're being provided is even credible from one moment to the next, but I will say this much . . . the guy that I spoke with there at Fort Smith wasn't ambiguous in any way. He was quite clear. His position was as follows:Licensed production elsewhere still counts as small arms exports in the eyes of the German government.
Although by now IDK anymore if the Walther Arkansas guys saying the same thing I said means I was right all along, or if they're now just repeating what they read here on the forums, LOL.