The PPK failed the "Import Points" test of the GCA68 by a single point.
665 g (23.5 oz) (PP 9×17mm Short/.380 ACP) 660 g (23 oz) (PP 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 675 g (23.8 oz) (PP .22 LR) 590 g (21 oz) (PPK 9×17mm Short/.380 ACP) 590 g (21 oz) (PPK 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 560 g (20 oz) (PPK .22 LR) 635 g (22.4 oz) (PPK/S 9×17mm Short/.380 ACP) 630 g (22 oz) (PPK/S 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 645 g (22.8 oz) (PPK/S .22 LR) 480 g (17 oz) (PPK-L 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 450 g (16 oz) (PPK-L .22 LR) 780 g (28 oz) (PP-Super)256 m/s (840 ft/s) (PP 9×17mm Short/.380 ACP) 320 m/s (1,049.9 ft/s) (PP 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 305 m/s (1,000.7 ft/s) (PP .22 LR) 244 m/s (800.5 ft/s) (PPK/PPK/S 9×17mm Short/.380 ACP) 308 m/s (1,010.5 ft/s) (PPK/PPK/S/PPK-L 7.65×17mm Browning SR/.32 ACP) 280 m/s (918.6 ft/s) (PPK/PPK/S/PPK-L .22 LR) 325 m/s (1,066.3 ft/s) (PP-Super) a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel that also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring.
The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E.
Various PP series are manufactured in either Germany, France, or the United States.
Since 2002, the PPK variant is solely manufactured by Smith & Wesson in Houlton, Maine, United States, under license from Carl Walther Gmb H Sportwaffen.
During World War II, they were issued to the German military, including the Luftwaffe, as well as the police.The most common variant is the Walther PPK, a smaller version of the PP with a shorter grip, barrel, frame and reduced magazine capacity.