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Well here is my collecction of what I consider the best of the best.


 

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Please try to give me details on your impressions of the recoil of a .380 PPK. One of my neighbors wants to buy one for his tiny little 90 pound wife. I have no experience with that model, but have read that recoil is fairly significant in .380. How does recoil compare to a M-36 S&W with 158gr. LRNs?

I had recommended a M-36 for the lady - who has absolutely no experience with an autopistol - but I believe he has this 007 thing working in his head.....

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xtimberman said:
Please try to give me details on your impressions of the recoil of a .380 PPK. One of my neighbors wants to buy one for his tiny little 90 pound wife. I have no experience with that model, but have read that recoil is fairly significant in .380. How does recoil compare to a M-36 S&W with 158gr. LRNs?

I had recommended a M-36 for the lady - who has absolutely no experience with an autopistol - but I believe he has this 007 thing working in his head.....

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90lbs soaking wet, unless she is some kind of bruiser for her size, if I was going to recommend a Walther PPK type pistol it would be in .32 instead of .380. One for the recoil issue, and the ability to withdraw the slide. Even the model 36 for her may have more recoil than she wants to deal with, its not a beginners gun. Even though some on here will down play the effectivness of the little .32acp, it will do the job, and in the pp/ppk platform is usually very accurate, and most have shown to be very reliable with HP's.
 

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I have a PPS and a P22, but lately I've been considering a PPK in .380 possibility, simply because I like the way they look.
 
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Don't get me wrong, I love the PPK, but I wouldn't recommend it for a lady until after they tried it.

I had a 32acp. Blowback was manageable, but you felt it. I have less recoil off a k frame snub. Also, the slide was stiff. Had to mean it when you pulled it back to rack one in.

Having said that, I believe it is a solid design and love it. Just not for everyone.

And make sure they keep their thumb knuckle down. I never had it bloody my hand, but have seen pictures of others.
 

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There are some handsome looking Walthers posted here! Here are mine in chronological order.

Zella Mehlis PPK with Eagle over N proofs .32:



1966 PPK .380:



1988 Interarms PPK .380 engraved by Michael Gouse:



2008 PPS 9mm:

 

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I think you meant PPS on the last one, but still some great lookers!
 

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DOH! That's two goofs in one day on my part. I must type s l o w e r !
 
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