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Old April 16th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #16
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If you want a good gun of the same ilk, cheap, look at a good surplus polish p64. Great little gun, plus 9mm makarov is a bit of a step up from a 380. I carried one for a while before I got my lc9s.

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Old April 16th, 2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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For many years my EDC gun was a Makarov that had been re-barreled to 380. Makarov very similar to PPK.

It was heavy and harder to conceal especially in summer shorts and tee shirts. If you don't want polymer and also want a semi-auto you are going to have to deal with weight. One neat thing about the Mak was that the Mak mags could hold 9 rounds of 380 since the Mak round had a slightly larger casing diameter than the 380.

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For many years my EDC gun was a Makarov that had been re-barreled to 380. Makarov very similar to PPK.

It was heavy and harder to conceal especially in summer shorts and tee shirts. If you don't want polymer and also want a semi-auto you are going to have to deal with weight. One neat thing about the Mak was that the Mak mags could hold 9 rounds of 380 since the Mak round had a slightly larger casing diameter than the 380.

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Very interesting I didn't know they made 380 barrels for them..

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The first DA trigger pull is about 11lbs.

And you'll need to watch out for slide bite on the web of your hand. I owned a PP in 380 in the mid 1980s.

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If you want a good gun of the same ilk, cheap, look at a good surplus polish p64. Great little gun, plus 9mm makarov is a bit of a step up from a 380. I carried one for a while before I got my lc9s.

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This is exactly what I was going to suggest. These are great little guns, in a peppier round, accurate and reliable and much less bucks than a Walther which I also have, but I feel the P64 is a better CC pistol.

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Old April 17th, 2017, 06:40 AM   #21
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The PPK is a sweet little pistol. I've only shot a few rounds through one, but hit what I wanted. It's a great gun with weight being the only Con. And that's debatable. Weight has some advantages. Like you, I prefer DA/Sa, and a decocker is nice. If you don't like a gun you won't carry it, so what's the point.
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Maybe even a compact Sig

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Kahr PM9

I really enjoy carrying my Kahr PM9. It lacks on magazine capacity but I can carry it in my front pocket of my jeans or in a shoulder rig quite comfortably.

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Very interesting I didn't know they made 380 barrels for them..
I don't think they make them that way anymore. I bought my Makarov around '94. I know I have not seen any in 380 in a long time. The real kicker is that I bought it with my C&R license. It functioned flawlessly. I sold it with a couple of other guns to buy my M1A.

Also bought a Tokarev rebarreled for 9mm on my C&R around that time. Never liked that gun much.

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And you'll need to watch out for slide bite on the web of your hand. I owned a PP in 380 in the mid 1980s.
With a proper hold it will never be an issue.

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Very interesting I didn't know they made 380 barrels for them..
I just bought a new chrome lined German Makarov barrel in .380acp from Numrich for $39.95 I don't plan on re barreling now, but may in the future and wanted to get a barrel before they dry up.

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buy something you like but can afford to lose in case it is confiscated by the cops, if you have to use it for self defense
https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/top...tack-glock-43/

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With a proper hold it will never be an issue.
Yeah with a couple thousand hours of practice you'll be certain to get that proper hold in a self-defense situation.

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Old April 17th, 2017, 09:06 AM   #28
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I have been carrying my Interarms PPK/S for about a year and a half now as my CCW, loaded with Federal Hydrashocks. I have never worried about it being "enough" despite other larger caliber options being available.

... of course I, after having numerous conversations with my EMT and emergency room nurse friends, have developed my muscle reflex / draw habit of aiming for the liver first, the heart / lungs second, the head third when it comes to my CCW practice with that pistol. 2-3 shots with those rounds perforating the liver,... they're going down from pain and they're basically dead and they don't know it. They've got MAYBE 20 minutes, probably less if you have more than one perforation. And it won't be a fun 20 minutes for them either.

I considered a 3" 1911, a few others, but that PPK/S just fit so nicely all around. I would definitely say give it a chance!

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Yeah with a couple thousand hours of practice you'll be certain to get that proper hold in a self-defense situation.
by the same token I'm sure that in a self defense situation a bit of slide bite will be your primary concern...

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I think slide and hammer bite only affect those with very large or fleshy hand shooters that don't pay attention to their fleshy web and allow it to engulf the tang. The only gun I ever had that pinched me from the hammer was a Star BKS 9mm. I had two of them, but oddly only one bit me, got rid of both of them and have a Star BM, all steel and a much better pistol than the alloy models and it has never bit me.

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