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Old July 25, 2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Walther PPK VS Colt Mustang

Which one of them would you choose for a .380 hideout semiautomatic handgun?. The Walther PPK or the Colt Mustang.

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Old July 25, 2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old July 25, 2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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Both are very good weapons. One thing to consider, it seems, for whatever reason that I see a lot of posts looking for the small Colt parts.
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Old July 25, 2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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Sig 232.

If I have to pick one of the two listed options -- PPK. But only for the not especially logical reason that the "good" James Bonds carried PPKs, making them uber cool.
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Old July 25, 2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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Depends on yourself , I have owned both , I still have the walther , i traded the colt . I had to make a choice on them due to $$ and i just felt better with the da as a hideout , both are awsome tho for the limitations of the cal .
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Old July 25, 2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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(Own both), and of the two, I choose the Mustang over the PPK, for handling and reliability reasons. However, outside the box I choose these:
1) Way outside the box with a Rohrbaugh 9mm
2) Seecamp .380
3) Colt Pony
Followed by the Mustang, PPK, & Sig(s)
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Old July 25, 2006, 05:35 PM   #7
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Sex in a holster: PPK

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Old July 25, 2006, 07:53 PM   #8
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1967 PPK W. German non import 380acp
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Old July 25, 2006, 08:01 PM   #9
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Old July 25, 2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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Mustang.

-Locked breech, less felt recoil and handles hot handloads.

-single action, better trigger pull

-smaller and lighter

-extremely reliable
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Old July 25, 2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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Star DK. It was the inspiration for the Colt .380s, is safer, smaller and lighter than the Colt. Much more ergonomic than the Walther, plus locked breech.
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Old July 26, 2006, 12:05 AM   #13
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My choice is a Mustang Pocketlite

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Old July 26, 2006, 06:30 AM   #14
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In all fairness I can't state

I prefer the Sig 232 over either. Have never carried or shot the colt and the Walther (which I own) is cool but not nearly as functional or good as the Sig.

If looking for a used Walther... I would make sure it is a PPK-S. You can get much better grips for the PPK-S... are limited to your choices on a standard PPK. Also, I think the newer 'S' have somewhat fixed the problem of the slide rubbing against the top of your hand when fireing. I have medium sized hands and the PPK is hard to shoot...it hurts after a few shots and you realize that the slide coming back is rubbing the top of your hand raw.

with that said... I like the comment above: Sex in a holster
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Old July 26, 2006, 09:03 AM   #15
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I owned a PPK-S and loved it.I also own a Bersa thunder 380 concealed carry, and like it just as much as the PPK-S(not to mention easier on the wallet)although the finish is not as nice.I think the Bersa is a little more snag free as a hide-out gun but that is just my opinion.If you are into Colt pocket guns,you might be able to find a Pony pocketlite out there for a decent price.
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Old July 26, 2006, 09:24 AM   #16
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+1 on the Bersa 380 Concealed Carry model - it is MUCH lighter than the Walther. I have the Walther PPK/S-1, and it is indeed a very reliable, quality made handgun in stainless steel, but it is heavy and the tang that protects your hand from the slide tends to stick in your gut when you carry IWB and bend over a little too much. Have not seen the Colt.
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Old July 26, 2006, 10:16 AM   #17
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The Walther PPK.
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Old July 26, 2006, 11:19 AM   #18
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Go with the PPK. I owned an FI Mod.D which was the same as the Colt Pony IIRC. After a few boxes of ammo the locking lugs on the barrel were noticeably peened. Have you considered a Mak?
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Old July 26, 2006, 11:28 AM   #19
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get two or three makarovs for the same price...

that way you have your hide out gun and the coolest freakin' bottle opener any one has seen.
(lock the slide back, put bottlecap between frame and barrel, and twist up. I dare you to show me a better bottle opener).
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Old July 26, 2006, 11:53 AM   #20
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Sig P230 chambered in 9x18 Ultra. Available loads in Hornady XTP 90 gr. going out at 1,100 fps. Could be had with Barnes X bullet.

Same size, same feel, stronger package. Wonderful feel with Hogue rubbers. No Walther bite nor Mustang recoil.
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Old July 26, 2006, 02:33 PM   #21
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I prefered the Colt Pony to the Mustang or PPK. Of the two you mentioned, I prefer the Mustang because the web of my hand gets bit by the PPK.
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Old July 26, 2006, 03:02 PM   #22
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I greatly prefer the Mustang. But ammunition also plays a part. I use Winchester SXT's and I can shoot all day with that.

As I was low on ammo, I used a box of Blazer aluminum cased ammo. VERY noticeable difference - not pleasant to shoot at all. Dont know why.

But I routinely carry my Mustang in front pocket with no problems. No one has ever made me yet and its super compact and easy to draw.
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Old July 26, 2006, 05:05 PM   #23
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I have a Walther PPK and I was thinking in trade it for a Colt Mustang, but I´m not complety sure it is a good idea.
I´ve been thinking in the Colt Mustang because it is probably more comfortable to carry it hideout.

Something I don´t like the Walther PPK is it bites the web of the hand like you said before.

Makarovs and Sigs are good handguns too, but they are a little more bigger than the PPK and the Mustang.
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Old July 26, 2006, 05:48 PM   #24
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If your goal is dependable self defence you will be using hollow point ammo of some sort or another.that being the case the PPK is hit and miss with anything but ball ammo ,some jam with hollow points some dont .you would be far better off with a compact 9mm. a H&K P7M8,PSP if you have the coin or a Glock 19 if you don't.any .380 is marginal for self defence.you would be better off with a Mak in 9x18 than a .380.don't know about the colt but I would not trust the PPK with hollow points as i value my life.why people want a .380 is beond me ,it is under powered .there a plenty of 9mm's at the same size that are far better for the job. James Bond is a fictonal person and could afford to be Kool with a sexy PPK/PPKS peashooter as his life never depended on anything except the auther.a 9 mm with good hollow point ammo will serve you far better than any .380. if you insist on a .380 a Sig 230 or 232 is a far better choice than a PPK.but it's your life and you have the choice .
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Old July 26, 2006, 07:29 PM   #25
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PPK without a 2nd thought. hpg
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