I have always loved this little Walter ever since I saw Agent 007 with his. I’ve heard from the trivia geeks that Bond was forced by the management to carry it, and that his preference was actually for the little Berrettas. It’s plausible I suppose - I’ve heard that even with the diminutive 32 ACP chambering… they are rude little pistols to shoot, and the sights are crappy.
I don’t care, I am old, rude and have crappy sight too…so if I needed a pocket pistol I’d be hard pressed to pass it up. These guns have soul… which is a commodity virtually ignored y modern makers today.
If you have hands like hams, the slide cuts grooves in the web of your hand.ReplyDelete
I do love mine in 22lr. built in 1972, it is just as good today as it was back then, to be honest, it is a safe queen. I take it out maybe 2 timesReplyDelete
a year to the range, and it gets cleaned and oil before it goes back in the safe. never liked shooting the 380 version of it though.
had a old mauser hsc I wished I never sold, but my sig 230 replaced it as my pocket gun.
on the 22lr version, it is very accurate, and easy to shoot.
my grandson might get it when I done with it. as he loves it as well
besides, they just look cool as hell. and they not really a target weapon, more of a point and shoot one. and at 20 feet, I still can put the entire magazine in a 9 inch paper plate, that works for me.
Looks very much like my Makarov. It's an East German Mak from when the Berlin Wall came down . Very accurate and highly dependable little 9mm.ReplyDelete
I have a 22lr version. I have always loved the look.ReplyDelete
Who can pass one up? I found a broken one years ago at a pawn shop. Price was right and the repair was easy. I guess everyone has a story about the "one that got away...."ReplyDelete
Never had one but I did buy the Daewoo version called DH380. It was my favorite. Shot Win Silver Tips dead on target. A young lady I taught to shoot had a serious need (crazy stalker ex boyfriend) but could not afford her own purchase so I gifted it to her. I missed that pistol a lot until I bought a Bersa knock off. Not the finest quality, but it has been good enough. Shoots well if kept clean (about 75-100 rounds between cleaning). Points so well hitting a target is too easy. Only 1500 DH 380s were imported. You just don't find them in the wild. I would buy another in a heart beat.ReplyDelete
Also, the 380 is the smallest bore I would carry. I even get nervous with that. I much prefer a caliber starting with "4". Alas, old age prevents that.
Some years back, AIM and SOG imported some West German police surplus .32 ACP chambered models for sale at a great price (< $300). In a factory case, bore rod and instructions I am so glad to have purchased one of them - wish I had the resources to buy another, but that would have been greedy. Pleasant to shoot and good plinking accuracy.ReplyDelete
Forgot to mention above - Do not count on .32ACP FMJ penetration. Gun was used on 'coup de grace' skull shot on wild hog at range less than 3 feet. Bullet did not penetrated skull at all - bullet base was seen where hit. So not a powerhouse at all. Anon 9:40Delete
"These guns have soul… which is a commodity virtually ignored by modern makers today." Mine in this category is the Star BM - 9MM Spanish police pistol. Mine were made in 1976, like the fellow above, surplus purchase. It is my 'Mrs. Jones' - just feels right, accurate, balanced, and gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I have a cheaper version, a Bersa Thunder .380 that shoots very nicely.ReplyDelete