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    Default Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    I know I should get the Beretta Px4 because it is 9mm and has most of what I am looking for, but I really like that PPK. I am just trying to decide how much more I am going to spend in .380 ammo on the range and if it is worth it.

    Pros on the Beretta: I like the size. I like hammer fire over striker fire. I like the easy take down for cleaning. It is compact. I do like the rotating barrel. 9mm is cheaper and everywhere. Like the safety system on it.

    Pros on the Walther: Size, hammer over striker, blow back with the fixed barrel, more compact, safety is a lot like the beretta, great take down system-- hell, it is the James Bond pistol.

    I don't have the funds to buy both-- am I just being silly wanting the Walther?

    They are both reliable and shoot great-- but gonna need to practice regularly with whatever I get. I like to go to the range every or every other week when I am able. Deployed now.. so when i get home, I go about 3-4 times a week. So a couple boxes of ammo adds up.

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact


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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    Owned both ..sold the PPK/S years ago. Straight blowback nicked my hand a lot . Never really liked this pistol.

    My PX4 Storm Compact is one of my daily carry guns . I also have a a PX4 sub-Compact in .40 . I would strongly recommend the Beretta over the PPK. Again this is only based on my personal experiences with the Walther.
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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    Get the PX4 AND a PPK-s in 22lr for $250 to scratch your James Bond itch... https://gunprime.com/product/wal-ppk...d-sts-fs-copy/

    Also check out the Bersa Thunder Pro Compact... https://www.classicfirearms.com/bers...m-comp-325-13r

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    I've always wanted the PPK... right up until I shot one. Hell, I still want one just because of the coolness factor, but would I carry one ? nope.

    Don't have any experience with this particular Beretta, but I have several others and like them.

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    Orrrrrrr you could get a wanna be PPK the FEG P63 in 9mm Mak and still get the beretta . I've owned a few of the P63 pistols and all have been great .

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    I owned a PPK, cool looking gun with the whole James Bond Style and everything. Shot it a few times, never liked it. Like it was said above I always went away with a damaged hand from the slide. I sold it for more then I paid for it because someone just had to have it and made me an offer more then I paid so down the road it went . . . I warned him that it wasn't a shooter and that he wouldn't like it before he bought it but he just had to have it . . . . . Well, He sold it 2 months later for the same reasons I did..

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    PPK was a PITA for me. Really picky with ammo and most of the FT* acronyms.
    Just got a used PX4 Compact and love it.

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYABEAN View Post
    That is a great solution and I could still get the Beretta.

    So who is a good FFL in Pittsburgh, I can send a pistol to for transfer??

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    Default Re: Walther PPK or Beretta Px4 Compact

    Personally, I think that Beretta is ugly. PPK just looks good.
    380 is not that much more than 9mm, if at all.
    I've had no issues shooting the PPK, never bit me. Feels good in my hand. I like the DA/SA with the hammer drop safety.
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