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The PK380 markets itself as “the grandson of the PPK”. So what is the “son” of the PPK?


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Don't overthink it, druryj. Marketing hyperbole. ;)
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They didn't make many in .380 but the PP Super would be a good candidate.
 

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The PK380 markets itself as “the grandson of the PPK”.
I know that the description of the PK380 subforum mentions the PK380 to be the "grandson of legendary PPK". I have always wondered where this strange term comes from. But I can't remember ever having noticed this expression for the Pistole Kompakt on an advertisement by Walther. Where did you find it?
 

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So...the poor PK-380 doesn't know for sure who his daddy is...
 

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By the way, some other sub-forum descriptions are also misleading or grammatically wrong, because there are no PP/S or TP/H models for instance.
 

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But I can't remember ever having noticed this expression for the Pistole Kompakt on an advertisement by Walther. Where did you find it?
The K in PPK stands for Kriminal, for Kriminalpolizei, the criminal investigation agency within German police forces, what we would call plainclothes police or detectives.

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The PK380 has none of the DNA of the PP/PPK. The only thing of any significance that they have in common is the name, Walther.

Although it seems that some PK380s were manufactured and proofed in Ulm (member Balogh presented a picture of two such examples in an August 2018 thread), the PK380 is made in Arnsberg by Umarex, a company whose products are fondly referred to by some users as “Umar-Wrecks”.

While we’re on the subject, here is a very interesting little story from the world of Umar-Wrecks. For those who don’t read German, the articles are worth a session on Google Translate:

Mitarbeiter von Sauerländer Firma lässt jahrelang Waffenteile mitgehen - Details zur Vorgehensweise

…….and the day of reckoning:

Waffenteile aus Fabrik im Sauerland gestohlen: Pistolen für 250 Euro verkauft

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By the way, did the spelling of "Pistol Kompact" seem strange to me only? Did Walther's marketing department once again let the apprentice do all the work?
 

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The daddy is known... This is a page from the Walther's 2011 catalogue:
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Now THAT I can believe. The PK380 has no similarity to the PPK. The PPK is a quality firearm, the PPK is more of a toy in my experience. Mine has serious issues with the slide actually wearing grooves in the top of the barrel. Fit and finish are also nothing like the PPK.
 
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