Traumatic gun Walther PP

Country producer Germany
Caliber (mm) 10
Year 2005
Fire Modes Single
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Cartridge 10x22T
Barrel length (mm) 121
Production Status
Foreign examples of traumatic weapons are not only similar in appearance to the models of high-grade pistols, there are also models among them that repeat the appearance and design of weapons with age. Of course, there are a minority of such models, but for obvious reasons they are more popular, even if they do not have high performance in terms of efficiency and reliability, because for many traumatists this is primarily an opportunity to get a shooting copy of the gun, and not to acquire a means of self-defense. A vivid proof of this is the Walther PP traumatic gun.
This model of weapons appeared in 2005, when small-caliber injuries had not yet managed to grow into many models, so at that time they didn’t particularly find fault with Walther PP, considering it primarily not as a means of self-defense, but as a traumatic copy of the eponymous combat pistol. It’s clear that the Walther PP traumatic gun is just a copy, and not the adaptation of a once-used combat pistol to traumatic cartridges, even if Walther PP is not picked up. This is especially noticeable if a traumatic gun has already been used, since it is immediately clear that it is made of non-steel. However, this did little to stop lovers of traumatic weapons, because, firstly, other foreign models did not differ much in quality, and secondly, it was not the Walther PP, but the weapon version was very similar to it. For these reasons, if Walther PP did not disperse in bags, then there was a certain interest in him, although he could not even be on the list of popularity next to the domestic IZH-79-9T, it was a different story.
It’s quite difficult to talk about whether this traumatic gun is bad or good, especially from the height of a modern traumatic weapon, which even being made of an alloy can not be inferior to steel models in its resource due to the fact that at least a minimum number of man-hours have been spent on its development, rather than just replacing the barrel in a gas pistol. Nevertheless, one should not miss the fact that the Walther PP traumatic pistol worked quite well for its ammunition, but the fact that a year later more powerful cartridges appeared that it could not withstand was no longer the fault of the manufacturer. In the end, no one will blame the manufacturers of traumatic weapons for the fact that their weapons can’t withstand firing live ammunition if in the near future a full-fledged short-barreled weapon replaces the trauma.