Re: WTB Walther PPK .380acp
I had a PPK for a bit many years ago, it was a nice gun but someone wanted it more than me so I sold it and bought a Beretta 85 to replace it. Don't pass up a Kel-tec either if you are looking in the Bersa range. The 9mm is a pretty handy gun and I really like mine in .40 S&W. They can use various S&W mags, sometimes needing some simple mods, or I prefer factory ones as there are no problems with them. They also have a very active talk group whose site is full of info on the gun. Price is about the same as a Bersa and with the polymer frame seems a bit lighter and much more resistant to rust. Kel-tec has a lifetime warranty and is pretty customer oriented from what I hear. It also fits well in all my 1911 concealment holsters. They also have a .380 cal. but there seem to be some problems with them and even more as one goes down in caliber (this is not unique to Kel-tec and can be found in all mouse guns). You could also check out Beretta as they have some nice .380s. The .380 is not a bad defensive round, it saved my butt once, though there are other rounds I consider better. The Federal hollow points are about the best there is but the Gold Dots and others of similar ilk are pretty good too. I'd stay away from Corbon and the like in the small calibers, energy and momentum is low enough that a bullet that mushrooms well often does not penetrate deep enough to reliably reach vitals, especially if the aggressor is large bodied and/or muscular and/or wearing heavy clothing like leather vests or jackets. Best of luck in your search.