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Walther
Model: PPK
Gun Dimensions Width:0.98-in
Length:6.1-in Height:3.8-in
Barrel:3.35-in Weight:22.3-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor58954
  • Recoil Factor1.08 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealibilityGood
  • Defense Factor57%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1964 -
Caliber:.32 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:fixed blade and notch
Notes:
Manufacturer
Carl Walther GmbH
More Info
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: .32 Automatic
Alias: 7.65mm Browning
MV: From 800 to 980 ft/sec
ME: From 100 to 130 ft-lb
WT: From 60 to 71 grains
About the Cartridge

Initially introduced in europe, this semi-rimmed centerfire cartridge came to the United States when Colt introduced its 'Pocket Model' semiautomatic pistol. Like the .25 ACP, the .32 ACP is considered by many as too weak to be an effective self-defense round. But it has been an extremely popular caliber, notably by the fact that practically all minor and major manufacturers of autoloading handguns in the world have built millions of small pocket autoloaders in .32 Auto.

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