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I gave up on the PPK/S. After (4) different magazines with FTF/FTE on each one, plus testing of (2) brands of Match ammo and (4) different High Velocity types of ammo, I never got through a magazine loaded with (8) cartridges without a FTF/FTE with any brand of ammo or any magazine within the 200 or so rounds fired.

Lack of reliability, plus the Zamac frame and poor trigger, just did not light my fire, sorry. I sold the PPK/S and bought another brand .22 pistol. As an engineer, the only thing that I ever used Zamac for was cheap, diecast drawer knobs!
 

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I still thank the Walther gods for making me stop at the local pawn shop while on my way to Shoot Straight to buy the then new PPK/S .22. That was where I found my real "steal" PPK/S .22. To this day it's the best shooting pistol I own.
 

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>>>... I sold the PPK/S and bought another brand .22 pistol...<<<

....and someone else got lucky and picked up a great, lightly-used PPK/S for a discounted price.

It ain't the pistol that's the problem....It's the ammo.
Hardly,if the pistol really was lemon.
 

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>>>...Hardly,if the pistol really was lemon...<<<

YUP....but only if someone agrees with your assessment. I've put at least 10-15,000 rounds through mine since I bought it back in 2013 and, except for the horrible DA trigger pull, have never had any complaints with mine.

But if you've got problems with your "..junker.."...I'll gladly take it off your hands at scrap metal prices and relieve you of your misery.
 

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Like the Yugo and Edsel, they will be someone's collected item. People have had less problems with them than some with the S&W run of the series.
Dispite all the internet talk.....no one has ever seen a posted pic of a broke slide....ever
 

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Seeing as Walther has chosen to quietly discontinue them in the manner which they have, the general public will likely remain ignorant to the discontinuation of the PPK/S ,22LR, and thus everything will go on exactly as it has.
No one here would likely have even noticed if I hadn't pointed out their absence on carl-walther.de and subsequently looked into it.

They're still widely available and there's no reason to expect the supply to drop to any notable degree anytime within the forseeable future.

It's highly unlikely that they'll ever become a collector's item, or that they'll ever even become rare enough to even be considered as such.

Seriously, they've been in production since 2013, yet I've never even encountered anyone who owned one that has been manufactured since 2013, (I bought mine in October of 2015 and it's dated 2013) so that right there should give you an idea of both their availability and desirability.
Hell, that's probably why they were discontinued in the first place. They were a flop which appealed to a niche market.
I've posted a review of my PPK/S.
It's a BH code, which makes it a 2017 gun, unless I'm mistaken.
 

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Are we sure it is death? I picked one up with date code BJ = 18
At the end of last year several PPK/S .22 with date code BH appeared on the market. I wonder about the serial number on your exemplar. Does it have a PL or WF prefix?
 

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I bought one last week for $240. Date code is BJ= 2019.
I'd say the 2019 rumor they were being discontinued was false!
After 50 rounds of cheap Remington Thunderbolt, only one fail-to-load. I shoot it as well or maybe a bit better than my other 22, a CZ P-07 with .22 kit.
 

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Took delivery of my new PPK/S yesterday; Date Code BK. Only had time for a few mags full, but so far it has been flawless with a mix of Federal, Remington and Winchester bulk. As this is only a plinker for me, I only shoot it single action, which feels fine. I will be painting the front site to help my old eyes find it, but would drop the coin in a heartbeat if a better sight set were available. I'll probably check grips4u.net periodically to see if I can catch their walnut grip panels in-stock.

If it is still running this well after a few hundred rounds, it will be hard not to a nickel-plated sister if current prices hold or drop (mince was $249 shipped; I seen some advertised at $219).
 

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Took delivery of my new PPK/S yesterday; Date Code BK.
It's nice to see that they were manufactured too in 2019. Until today, I had only ever heard of last year's models with a BJ coded proof. My PPK/S from 2013 is still very reliable when fired with the intended type of ammunition. I can't say that of all my .22lr pistols. The only real pain are its really hard to see sights if there are no optimal lighting conditions.

Do the sights of the BK models still look the same? Does anybody know if the guns from the second run (2017 and newer) feature any improvements?
 

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Took delivery of my new PPK/S yesterday; Date Code BK.
Do the sights of the BK models still look the same? Does anybody know if the guns from the second run (2017 and newer) feature any improvements?
Yes, the sights are still the plain, black plastic others have lamented over.

I can’t speak to any improvements, as this is the first I’ve seen in person. I do know mine is very tight-fitting, and everything but the sights look outstanding for the price paid.

I certainly understand the “authentic” mindset behind these, but this pistol would be amazing if it were dehorned and had better sights.
 

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You can improve the '..sight picture..' of the stock sights of the PPK/S by painting the rear slope of the front sight white/bright color...and painting narrow/fine vertical '..stripes..' on either side of the rear sight aperture (as you might expect, a fine artist's brush and a steady hand is required).

OR....SHARPIE manufactures '..Oil-Based Paint Markers..' in Fine and Extra-Fine tips in White and a few other high-visibility colors
 

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You can improve the '..sight picture..' of the stock sights of the PPK/S by painting the rear slope of the front sight white/bright color...and painting narrow/fine vertical '..stripes..' on either side of the rear sight aperture (as you might expect, a fine artist's brush and a steady hand is required).

OR....SHARPIE manufactures '..Oil-Based Paint Markers..' in Fine and Extra-Fine tips in White and a few other high-visibility colors
That is my plan (although I’ve got to figure out what I did with my paint, first 🤦🏼<img ) src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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>>>...I’ve got to figure out what I did with my paint..<<<

When ya' DON'T need it, the little bottles of the stuff are lying around all over the place, cluttering counters and cabinets....makin' annoying nuisances of themselves....When ya' DO need it...the !!**xx**!! things are NOWHERE to be found.
 

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P.S....

In the event that it has escaped notice...this thread was begun nearly FOUR(4) years ago, in April **2016**.

It's now January 2020 and the UMAREX/WALTHER PPK/S .22 is STILL in production.
 

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P.S....

In the event that it has escaped notice...this thread was begun nearly FOUR(4) years ago, in April **2016**.

It's now January 2020 and the UMAREX/WALTHER PPK/S .22 is STILL in production.
And sooner or later the premise will be true...
 
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