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I've been wanting to get a PPK for a while now but every gun shop I go to has the stainless steel version
I like to get the black one
I know I'm a sucker for James Bond!!! LoL!
I know he uses a PPK but I can settle for either the PPK or the PPK/s
Is there an advantage to the stainless steel version?
Is the black version cheaper or more expensive?
Please give me your opinions on the difference between the two
Thanks
 

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I recently purchased a PPK/s .22lr in black. I looked at both and just liked the black better. I decided that if I really like the .22lr, I'll purchase the .380 in stainless.
 

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I found a PPK in Black at a local gun shop. It was the only one in stock and I immediately bought it. I've only put 100 rounds through it so far, but I absolutely love it.
 

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Did you see any stainless steel version?
If so what was the price difference if any?
 

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Did you see any stainless steel version?
If so what was the price difference if any?
Not at the same store. I saw a stainless at Sheels. I think they were about the same price. Frankly, I didn’t care about the price for the black PPK. I’ve wanted one for a long time, so I just bought it. $799
 

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Is it a black coating or blued?
It's not blued. It's a melonite based coating over stainless steel.

More durable and corrosion resistant than the bluing of old.

How it compares looks wise is in the eye of the beholder.
 

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Please give me your opinions on the difference between the two
Since the black one is a coating over stainless it should be even more corrosion resistant than plain stainless. That might be useful if your sweat is particularly acidic. However over time that coating will wear off.

If they ever make one in .32 ACP I'd get the plain stainless as my first choice.
 

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Since the black one is a coating over stainless it should be even more corrosion resistant than plain stainless. That might be useful if your sweat is particularly acidic. However over time that coating will wear off.

If they ever make one in .32 ACP I'd get the plain stainless as my first choice.
It's the same process, as far as I know, that Smith uses on the M&P series. Its very similar to the process Glock used to use.

It may eventually come off, but it won't be any time soon.
 

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I put another 150 rounds through my black PPK today. No failures. It shot great. I still need to work with the DA, but I shot well with the SA trigger . It’s a great gun. I’m very happy with my purchase
 

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Hello all,
Just brought my new ppks 22lr, in nickel, to the range today.
Absolutely flawless!! Ran a couple of hundred rounds through
it without any issues at all. This is Walther #4 for me, and I
can’t say enough good things about them all.
The SS version in 22lr, I believe, is really nickel. That is what
the box says anyway. In the 380 version, my box does say SS.
I also read that parts of both the black & nickel in, 22lr, are made of
Zamax, a zinc alloy. Just sayin’.....
 

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Hello there
I've been wanting to get a PPK for a while now but every gun shop I go to has the stainless steel version
I like to get the black one
I know I'm a sucker for James Bond!!! LoL!
I know he uses a PPK but I can settle for either the PPK or the PPK/s
Is there an advantage to the stainless steel version?
Is the black version cheaper or more expensive?
Please give me your opinions on the difference between the two
Thanks
You can check this site. They had black ones in stock - Walther PPK For Sale | Walther PPK Price - Omaha Outdoors
 

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I put another 150 rounds through my black PPK today. No failures. It shot great. I still need to work with the DA, but I shot well with the SA trigger . It’s a great gun. I’m very happy with my purchase
How is the trigger pull? That is, ease of pull in DA. BTW, I have a PPK/s SS in .22 and a PPK Black in .380. The .22 needs more rounds to break-in.
 

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Did you see any stainless steel version?
If so what was the price difference if any?
Back in the 80's I managed to buy a new, in the box never been fired Walther PPK/S made by Interarms. A friends wife called me and asked me to come over to see if there were any of his guns I would like to buy. His collection was mostly military stuff but, she opened a drawer and, there sat the little PPK/S!

I've carried the sister pistol since the mid 70's so I didn't really need it. So, there it sat in the back of the safe. If anyone is interested . . . email me and we can work something out.
 

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Blued is cooler. I have both. Hope they make the PPK in .32. Are you listening out there Walther America???
Doubt if they will return to the 32’s (my favorite shooting caliber). You
would have to look for an older production piece. I believe they did
make them post war, but they are a little pricy.
Everything is 380 today in the carry compacts, unfortunately.
32’s “not enough stopping power”. How about us shooters?!!!
Take a look at Gunbroker &/or Cabelas gun library, they should have some.
I’m looking for one myself. Good hunting!!
 
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