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Walther
Model: PPK/S
Gun Dimensions Width:0.98-in
Length:6.1-in Height:4.3-in
Barrel:3.35-in Weight:23.9-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor97090
  • Recoil Factor2.68 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealibilityGood
  • Defense Factor61%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1969 -
Caliber:.380 Automatic
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted decock lever
Magazine:7-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black plastic
Sights:red dot front, red line rear
Notes:
Manufacturer
Carl Walther GmbH
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Gun Value
MSRP:$699.00Used Est:$475.00
Last Update:11/21/2017
About the Gun

The PPK is a compact version of the Walther PP. The history of the post-war PPK is similar to that of the PP. Licensed to Manurhin during the post-war ban, it was made in France until 1964. Dimensional restrictions introduced by the US Gun Control Act of 1968 required imported pistols to have a minimum height of 4 inches, halting the importation of the 3.9 inch PPK. Walther introduced the PPK/S variant that was 4.1 inches high, allowing importation to continue. Ultimately, the problem resolved by licensing production of the PPK to a US company, avoiding the size problem altogether. PPK/S production stopped in Germany when production began in the US.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
MV: From 900 to 1050 ft/sec
ME: From 168 to 220 ft-lb
WT: From 88 to 115 grains
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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