Pistol Review: Walther's PPK 90th Anniversary - A True German Icon!

When it comes to cultural icons, you don't get much better than the infamous Walther PPK. Having been one of the trailblazers in conceal carry handguns, the PPK has been and is still being featured till this day in spy movies and has become a highly sought after piece by collectors.


Few guns have withstood the test of time like the brilliantly designed PPK and the perfect testament to that is the PPK 90th Anniversary Special Edition!

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Before getting into the unique features of the 90th Anniversary Edition let's dive into the design of the PPK itself.


At the time of its conception, the PPK is what inspired a new and now massive category of the firearm industry which has now become known as the concealed carry pistol. As such, the Police Pistol Kriminal took all the gunmaking advancements of the time and pooled into a compact package that offers the shooter a true double-action/single-action trigger that decocks when rotating the safety down into the safe position, another feature first introduced by Walther.

Chambered in.380 ACP, the PPK essentially provides all the power needed in a self-defense pistol without sacrificing on critical functionalities.


Now for the PPK 90th Anniversary, this handgun is part of limited production run of only ninety pistols and is outfitted with a plethora of heavily embellished aesthetics and features. Most notable is the German Oak Leaf Engravings that cover nearly everything. What's truly pleasing about the engravings is while they do cover nearly the entirety of the pistol, it still does not seem like "overkill" but simply an elegant work of art.

Towards the muzzle, Walther outfitted it with a classic 24K Gold Walther Ribbon inlay. Topping it all off are Pau Ferro wood grips, which feature cut checkering for a superior grip, with further Oak Leaf engravings on the wood.


In addition, the PPK 90th Anniversary Special Edition ships with a exquisite embroidered leather case as well as two 6 round magazines.


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