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    Unhappy I found a gun I don't care for!

    A week ago I bought a Walther PPK/S In 22 long rifle. It is a nice looking gun manufactured by a quality firearms company and I was really looking forward to enjoying it. That is not happening....

    I just don't like the gun. I fired one magazine load of 10 rounds and I decided I don't ever need to fire anymore out of this gun.I suffered slide bite 3 times in 10 rounds. The trigger is very heavy in double action and that by itself is OK. My problem with the trigger is that I have large hands with long fingers and when I try to shoot it double action I can't pull it back far enough to set it off.

    For a small gun it is heavy. It probably weighs as much as a glock 26. Once again, because of my large hands, the gun feels too thin and I just feel like I have no place to put all my fingers!

    Please don't take me wrong. I am not saying the gun is Junk Or that I would not recommend this particular gun to someone else. The problems I have with the gun are strictly my own and do not reflect on the quality of the firearm. The gun is LNIB And I think I am just going to put it all back in the Box, put it back into the bottom of safe, and yes leave it there for perpetuity. When I am gone it will just be another gun for my wife to sell.

    I am actually sorry I didn't like the gun, I was looking forward to shooting it!

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    Yeah, the Walther PP and family are sort of famous for slide bite. I don't have a problem but I have to be careful about my grip. I'll agree the DA is usually heavy on these. The reality is this is an old design and one of the reasons engineers have sought to improve things.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

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    I also had a PPK/S, but mine was in 380. Really nice gun but I didn't like it. It went away and turned into a Taurus 85 and boot.
    Later I found a used Walther PP in 7.65 (32 Auto). Now that I like, it's a keeper....
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    Back in the 80's I bought a Walther PPK/S in stainless (I had a sailboat at the time). It was a jam-o-matic. It went back to Interarms twice. Interarms offered to trade it for a blued PP. I took the offer. The PP was a beautiful pistol. I ended up trading it on a Colt Gold Cup National Match. I love my Gold Cup.

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    Mister Bond is not going to like this post one little bit!!!
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    Thanks for the insight.
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    I like mine, I'll give You a hundred bucks for it.
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    Next time I watch a classic 007 movie,I'm going to check Mr. Bond's hand for slide bite. Probably isn't there, but I'll do it, anyway.

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    Go get yourself a Bersa Thunder 22, or even better -- a Thunder 380.

    Once you get over the disappointment of paying a LOT less for basically the same gun, you'll have to deal with the idea that you've bought a cheaper gun that functions a whole lot better.
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    I've always liked the look of these classic Walthers, but I really dislike DA/SA action.

    No matter a gun's reputation, if it doesn't fit your hand the reputation doesn't matter. That's how Glocks are with me. They feel like they were designed by someone who'd never seen a hand.
    "It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

 

 
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