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    Need help w/German P's

    Hello all,

    I own a Walther P5 and an H&K P7, and about to get a Walther P1 just because, well... I've always liked them. From what I can gather, the German "P" designation is used to denote pistols used by various governmental agencies. Is this true? And if so, was there a P2, 3, 4, 8 and 9? I know there is a P6 that is a Sig model, but I can't remember which Sig it is.

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    PhilR.

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    Interesting question. I tried Googling around for about 10 minutes, and this is all I could find online:

    P-1 = Walther P-38 9mm

    P-4 = Walther P38K 9mm (really short barrel)

    P-5 = Redesigned Walther P-38 9mm with an enclosed slide

    P-6 = SIG 225 (single-stack 9mm)

    P-7 = H&K PSP 9mm (squeeze-cocker)

    P-8 = Heckler & Koch 9mm (USP variant?)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P8_pistol

    P-9 = Another H&K 9mm? (perhaps the H&K P9S? Not sure about this one...)

    P-10 = Another H&K 9mm; seems to be a compact version of P-8

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    Hey DJ9'er,

    Thanks for the info. I purchased a P6 yesterday, and shot it earlier today. It's a really nice pistol and very accurate pistol, especially when one considers that it's several decades old. For $349, I would rather have a used Sig than a new Taurus or Sigma. Hopefully I'll be able to type up a range report later this week....

    regards,
    PhilR.

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    I agree with you 100% on the used SIG rather than the other choices you listed. They are fine guns, and I think they are a good deal at that price, even though the ones I've seen were a bit rubbed/holster worn.

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    More info on the P series designation here:
    http://handgunforum.proboards3.com/i...ead=1189601275

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    More info on the P series designation here:
    http://handgunforum.proboards3.com/i...ead=1189601275
    Wow - that's a bit wierd. That guy could be me!

    thanks for the link,

    PhilR.

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