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Walther PPK .380 ACP

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Clean lines, aura you can cut with a knife, and (now) perfect function are attributes of the S&W-made Walther PPK. Finish was superb. We felt the Bersa was a slightly better buy, but you won’t go wrong with this one. We suspect the PPK will really shine in resale value over time.

Walther PPK .380 ACP

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The PPK is also available in stainless for the same list price. S&W now makes this in .32 ACP as well as our test .380. Though a classic, and with a modern overhang to protect the web from the slide, the Walther is not without its questionable habits, like the absence of a slide lock. The gun can be fired with the magazine removed, unlike the other two.
The sights on the PPK were smaller than on the other two guns, but were perfectly proportioned. However, the front side of the rear blade will cut you. We would prefer white or tritium dots on the sights instead of red. The single rear dot is visible below the notch.

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