|12-29-2004, 05:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2001
I've heard it the other way.
As in all things, I think you'll have to take a look at one, and hopefully, shoot one before making a judgment.
|12-29-2004, 09:14 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: outback Ky
And Ive heard only the German one are worth having. Mine is old Interarms and it works perfect. Would I buy a new S&W no I'am happy with mine.
|12-29-2004, 09:40 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: SW Ohio
Haven't shot any of the S&W marked PPKs, but that reconfigured backstrap sure seems like an upgrade, if you had any trouble with the previous design "biting" you.
However the trigger pull on the S&W version seems extremely heavy, based on the three I've handled at the store.
|03-02-2010, 06:05 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2010
I bought a PPK by Interarms to see if I can see what the quality differences are compared to my S&W PPK/S. Externally I don't see many differences that matter to me, though many don't like the way the laser engraving of the S&W logo is, or the way the serial number was done.
Internally it appears to me that the Interarms has cast parts where the S&W has MIM parts. If I had a choice I'd personally choose cast over MIM, that's just me. The frames on both appear to be cast.
I haven't shot my PPK from Interarms, as it's NIB and I'll keep it that way.
The PPK/S works very well, is accurate and reliable, in short, everything I like in a gun.
S&W made some changes to the safety internally, I don't know if that was because of the change to MIM parts, but obviously they've had troubles.
I like the fact that they were both made here, and those who favor German or French made guns discount that. The whole concept of hammer drop safeties and double action are mistakes in my opinion, but it is what it is and seems to work well. If I didn't have a PPK/S I'd look for an Interarms one because it's stainless and has better parts than the S&W, but the price difference is getting out of hand. Apparently a NIB PPK/S by Interarms is around $800 if you can find one, and S&W's aren't that much worse.
|Search tags for this page|
interarms ppks 380 quality,
s&w walther ppks forged or cast parts,
smith and wesson made ppks,
smith and wesson ppk reliability,
smith wesson ppk reliability,
when was my walther ppk s smith & wesson manufactured,
when was my walther ppks made,
where were interarms walther ppk made,
who made interarms ppk
Click on a term to search for related topics.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Was my pistol made in Austria and Georgia? When was it firstname.lastname@example.org||Glock Pistols||9||12-27-2004 09:27 AM|
|When was my PPK/S made||michael t||Walther Pistols||1||09-28-2004 10:37 AM|
|Can a .40 1911 be made to run right?||triplem||Pistolsmiths||6||01-30-2003 09:53 AM|
|SIG 210 made 1957?||tezet||SIG Pistols||1||07-23-2002 07:13 AM|
|# Of 5926's Made||BeauBeaux||Smith & Wesson Pistols||0||12-14-2001 10:11 AM|