Walter PP or Police Pistol

The Walter PP or the Polizeipistol or Police Pistol was designed and manufactured by the German gun manufacturer named Walter. The Police Pistol is a blow back operated and semi-automatic series of pistols. It is one of the most successful double action and semi-automatic pistols copied today. The Police Pistol is reliable and easy to hide for safety purposes, so that other people won’t see it.Pic8

Design and Specification

The Police Pistol is furnished with an exposed hammer. Other special features of the PP or Police Pistol are: the traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine and a fixed barrel feature. The fixed barrel serves as a guide rod for the recoil spring. The pistol, uses a simple blow back action. Some safety features like firing pin block and loaded chamber indicator is furnished in this PP series. The weight and length of the pistol vary according to its design. The average muzzle velocity of the straight blow back PP is 256 m/s. The iron sights with rear notch and blade in front are fixed. The magazine feed capacity differs based on the kind and variety of the gun. It usually ranges from 7 to 10. The cartridge used 0.32 ACP, 0.380 CP and 0.25 ACP.

The Police Pistol has five variants: the PPK, PPK-L, PPKS, PP-Super and PPK/E. Among the 5 variants, the most popular is the PPK. For instance, Adolf Hitler used the PPK when he committed suicide in Berlin. The PPK was also used by James Bond films and also Ian Fleming’s novel. The most advanced version among other variants is the PPK/E. However, one disadvantage in using this version is that the magazine cannot be interchanged with the other PP versions. The latest version of the PP and the new PPK/ series is the Smith and Wesson.

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