Years ago my dad told me never to be embarrassed about seeking advise on subjects you are not an expert in; that's how you learn. Well, holding to dad's good advice I am asking the "experts" on this forum for their advise. I have read a lot about the PPK/S and the original PPK. (both in .380) From what I can gather they are both top-notch firearms that operate flawlessly. Furthermore, the only difference I can see is the "S" can hold one more round in the magazine and offers a magazine with an extension to rest your finger on. Also, I understand the history about the PPK being too light to import into the U.S. years ago. That's really all I can see. Like with all firearms, there are idiosyncrasies which may or may not be published about them. And that's what I'm asking of the experts here. Can one definitively say which firearm is the "better" of the two? Perhaps not. But that's what I am trying to find out. Thanks in advance for your help and expertise.