If you don’t recognize the Walther PPK or PPK/S, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Competitive shooter James Tarr joins retired police chief and current Firearm Instructor Jeff Chudwin to review Walther’s new variant of the PPK. Released in 1930, the PPK is still remarkably relevant as a defensive and concealed-carry handgun for modern times.
The new PPK/S is made of all-steel construction, and quite accurate with credit to its fixed-barrel design. The PPK/S is smooth and sleek, making it ideal to for quickly employing from concealment. While some parts are manufactured in Germany, final manufacturing is now completed in the U.S.
This pistol’s effectiveness is also enhanced compared to the original thanks to advancements in modern ammunition. To realize its improved defensive performance, Guns & Ammo recommends Black Hills’ 60-grain HoneyBadger load for the .380 ACP. The result is a timeless classic that rivals the modern capabilities of any single-stack auto. Whether for self-defense or its sheer cool factor at the range, the Walther PPK/s will provide confidence when carried and accuracy on demand.
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