Walther PPK - Licensed by Smith & Wesson

The current Walther PPK still retains the classic lines of the 90 year old design.


Walther PPK manufactured by Smith & Wesson.

The Walther PPK or Polizie Pistol Kurz (Police Pistol Short) was a shortened version of the Walther PP, designed for concealed carry in the 1930s.  The PP and PPK were the first successful double action semi-automatic pistols.  With a fixed barrel design the PPK is extremely accurate for its size.  The compact size, accuracy, and double action made it an unbeatable combination in the 1930s and it remains popular to this day.

The Smith & Wesson version of the PPK is a licensed version of the original German design that was manufactured in the Houlton, ME from 2002 to 2013.  It had some minor changes like an enlarged beavertail to reduce the chance of the slide hitting ones hand on recoil.  The rear slide corners were also chamfered in case it did hit someones hand upon recoil.  Starting PPs and PPKs started shipping from Walther’s own U.S. based factory in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  These guns have to be made in the U.S. because pistols of its diminutive size are not allowed to be imported.

Specifications

Version - Smith & Wesson Manufactured Walther PPK.

Caliber - 9mm Short (.380” ACP)

Receiver - Steel.

Action - Double Action/Single Action Blowback

Grips - Plastic.

Barrel - 3.35”.

Overall Length - 6.1”.  

Weight - 1.2 lbs unloaded.

Magazines - 6 rd Detachable Box.

Sights - Notched Blade and Front Blade

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