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Walther Model PK380

Variant 1 of 3

Type:Pistol
Produced:2009 Only
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted hammer block
Magazine:8-round
Frame:black polymer
Grips:integrated polymer
Sights:3-dot adjustable
Notes:limited First Edition
Barrel Length:3.66 in.
Overall Length:6.5 in.
Height:5.2 in.
Width:1.2 in.
Weight:19.4 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Carl Walther GmbH+49 0 731 153 9109
P.O. Box 2740Website:
Arnsberg Germany www.carl-walther.de
Importer:Phone Number:
Walther America800-372-6454
2100 Roosevelt AvenueWebsite:
Springfield MA 01102www.waltheramerica.com
MSRP:$425
Used Est.:$345
Last Update: 7/11/2013

Caliber:.380 Automatic
Alias:9mm Browning Short
Muzzle Velocities - from900to1050ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from168to220ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from88to115gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:97850- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:3.35 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:9 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Good
Defense Factor:62%

About the Handgun:
The PK380 was specifically designed to offer consumers a lightweight yet durable pistol that is equipped with all of the features needed for personal defense situations. The design of the PK380 is engineered on one of Walther’s most popular platforms, the P22. The new Walther semi-automatic pistol delivers the power of a .380 in a lightweight, ambidextrous firearm.
About the Manufacturer:
Founded in 1886 by Carl Walther, this German company originally manufactured hunting and target rifles. It was not until 1908 that, under the initiative of Fritz Walther, the oldest son of Carl Walther, they began to make pistols. In 1929 they began to make the popular 'police pistols' or PP models. This was followed in 1931 by the first of the PPKs (Polizeipistole, Kriminalmodell). In 1938 the German Reich awarded Walther the contract to produce the 9mm P38 service pistol. After World War II, Walther was reduced to just a collection of designs and patents. But Fritz Walther started anew and began manufacturing in Ulm in southern Germany. The company resumed production of the P38 (renamed as the P1) in 1957 in order to equip the new West German Army, the Bundeswehr, with sidearms. In 1993 the Walther firm was acquired by Umarex of Arnsberg, who continued to manufacture under the Walther name in Ulm and Arnsberg. In 1999, Smith & Wesson and Walther announced a joint plan to distribute Walther branded firearms and accessories in the United States under the name Walther America.
About the Cartridge:
Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.
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