When Smith & Wesson's name showed up on Walther PPK and PPK/s pistols, many were shocked, but what does that mean for build quality and performance? Follow along with Wiley Clapp and his investigation of S&W-made Walther pistols.
Classic lines, timeless style and reliable features have defined the legendary PPK as the quintessential concealed-carry semi-automatic pistol for nearly 90 years. Now the gun, a cultural icon in its own right, is being made in Arkansas.
While Walther’s P38 may have lacked the “fineness” and graceful lines of its predecessor the P08, nor the legendary thump of the .45-caliber 1911, it marks the starting point of the modern day service pistol.