Walther PP Pistol Series

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The Walther PP and variants are used by the following actors in the following movies, television series, and video games:



Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol

Caliber: .22 LR, .25 ACP, .32 ACP, .380 ACP,

Capacity: 8 (.32 ACP), 7 (.380 ACP) round magazine (PP) / 7(.32 ACP), 6 (.380 ACP) round magazine (PPK)

Fire Modes: Semiautomatic

Walther PP

War Time Walther PP Pistol. The lesser-known, full-length barreled Walther PP is available in .22LR, 6.35mm auto (.25 ACP), 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP) Auto or 9x17mm (.380 ACP).
Post war Walther PP Pistol - 32 acp. Though most of the pistols built immediately after the war were made by Manurhin of France (under license), the guns are marked "Made in West Germany".
Walther PP Pistol in nickel finish - 32 acp.




Walther PPK

  • The Walther PPK was manufactured in 6.35mm auto (.25 ACP), 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP) Auto or 9x17mm (.380 ACP).
Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Early Nazi Mod. PPK. Note the differences: orange bakelite grips, lanyard ring, smaller rear sight, grooved top and irregular front - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Walther PPK .380 fitted with a sound suppressor. (black grips)
Walther PPK .380 with a sound suppressor. (Brown factory grips)
Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Gold plated Walther PPK with ivory grips

While the K would commonly stand for kurz, German for "Short", PPK means Polizei Pistole Kriminal, the Criminal Police Pistol, noted by its compact criminal size. The Walther PPK is a shortened version of the Walther PP. Since it was the most common compact pistol of WW2 (for the German forces) it is the most famous as well as being the weapon of choice for fictional British Intelligence (MI-6) officer 007 James Bond.

Note, the K does indeed stand for Kriminal, however, this term needs some fleshing out. It is referred to as Kriminal not because of any preferred usage of smaller guns by Criminals, but because this is the gun issued to the Criminal division, i.e. the people who investigate crimes, which would be termed 'Detectives Division' in most U.S. police forces. Just like most patrolmen in the USA carried a 4 inch revolver at the time, and the Detectives often carried a snub nose revolver (Colt specifically calling theirs the Detective Special) so to did the investigative branch of the German Police desire to carry a smaller version of the full sized patrolman's duty weapon.


  • A Crimson Jihad terrorist in True Lies (fitted with silencer)


  • Bugs (episode "Out Of The Hive")

Video Games

  • GoldenEye 007 (as the "PP7", available with and without a silencer)
  • 007: Nightfire (as the "Wolfram PP7", available with a removable silencer)
  • From Russia With Love (as "Wolfram PP7", fitted with silencer for single player and without for multiplayer).




Walther PPK/S

Walther PPK/S stainless - .380 ACP.
Walther PPK/S - stainless with Pachmayr rubber grips and factory flat bottom magazine - .380 ACP.
Walther PPK/S blued - .380 ACP

The PPK was too small for importation into America, so to fix the problem, Walther slapped a PPK slide on a PP frame and built the PPK/S. The most notable way to tell a PPK from a PPK/S is its finish (a PPK/S is far more common as a stainless gun than a PPK) and longer frame spur. Also, Walther did managed to sell more pistols that would otherwise be banned under the harsh rules of GCA-68 by building them domestically (Walther U.S.A.).




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