I have always liked the ppk/s, but had very poor luck in finding one in .380 that was reliable (the .32 is great). I have gotten rid of several german ppk/s that all jammed for me. I now have 3 versions that I wanted to compare. I have a german ppk/s, an interarms ppk, and the s&w ppk/s, all in .380. I found the german one used and refinished. I was sceptical, but it was a good price and they let me try it before I bought it and it functioned well. I had the s&w refinished in black and all the sharp poorly finished edges smoothed over. I took all three to the range yesterday for a comparison. I shot winchester white box and remington golden sabers. The german and s&w both performed flawlessly with no jams. Both very accurate at 7 yards. The double action was much smoother with the s&w. The s/a was approximately the same. The interarms was bought used and supposedly had a trigger job and reliability work done by cylinder and slide. It had multiple failure to feeds with winchester white box. It handled the golden sabers without problems. The double action was smoother than the german version, but nothing great. I was not as accurate with it. It was the only one that wanted to "bite". I concluded that I felt very comfortable relying on the german or s&w version, but would not trust the interarms (at least not without extensive, expensive testing to find just the right ammo). The s&w has a much better trigger, especially in double action. The improvements in the feedramp design probably result in the better reliability. I don't like the looks of the extended tang, but it functions fine.