A few months ago, I decided to buy a new pistol. I have had a pistol in the past, a .44 Special, and the recoil was so extreme that it wasn’t enjoyable to shoot. I traded that pistol years ago and have never had the urge to get another one until last year. No, nothing happened to me to make me want a pistol, but I do find myself traveling alone or just alone in general quite a bit and felt that I need some extra protection, other than the knife I keep in my truck door or the shotgun by my bed.
After extensive research, I set my sights on the Walther Pistols, more specifically the Walther PK 380. The PK 380 is a medium framed pistol that is well balanced and easy to operate. The pistol grips are long enough to seat my medium-sized hand with no overhang, making for a very comfortable shoot. The PK 380 weighs in at 18 ounces unloaded and is small enough that it can be concealed on the body and in a purse without any bulkiness. The sights were “different”, only because I am used to shooting a single sight on my old pistol. The PK 380 has a three dot polymer sight that has to be lined up, which was taking my eye off the target at first. Although I am getting used to the sights, I still may buy the laser sight that easily attaches to the custom accessory rail under the barrel. The PK 380 is a Single/Double action; this means with the single action, I can pull the hammer back and shoot. The double-action uses a long pull of the trigger to cock the hammer, rotate the cylinder, and fire the weapon. The magazine can be emptied by repeatedly pulling the trigger until all rounds have been fired. Because the gun is of medium size, it holds one round in the chamber and eight rounds, single stacked in the magazine. The most attractive mechanism on this gun is the slide. It has a very easy slide; in fact, I can work the slide with two fingers! The recoil is minimal, which was another feature I was looking for in a pistol. When I brought the Walther PK 380 home, I shot a full box of ammo and had no soreness at all. The safety is manual, but again I am used to shooting a revolver, so that isn’t an issue with me. The gun is also geared for right or left hand operation, which helps me because sometimes I use both hands!
The downside to the Walther PK 380 is that I had a very hard time finding that gun. To make matters worse, I wanted the PK 380 in the Muddy Girl camo! After calling all the gun shops in my area I gave up and turned to the internet. I found a website that had the Walther PK 380 in several styles to choose from, including the Muddy Girl Camo!
I ended up paying $416.00 for this pistol at Guns4Gals, without shipping and transfer fees.
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