Walther P38 [Automatic Pistol]:
The Walther P38 is without a doubt one of the best known guns in the world, and when it was introduced in the German army in 1940, it was one of the most advanced guns of its age. Not only was it the first combat pistol in a major caliber that had a double action trigger, it even featured a combined safety/decocking lever on its slide. The gun is still build today, and although it is not a top-of-the-line gun any more, many of its features can be found in other combat guns. Many of the Berretta and Taurus guns are little more than upscaled P38`s. Quality and finish are excellent, although the trigger needs some tuning.
Various versions have been available, but currently only the base version is made. Although the P38 is not currently a duty gun for major organizations, some undercover agents like to carry one as their primary gun: it has reasonable payload and power, is reliable and accurate, and does not have recognizable links to the inventory of any law-enforcement agencies.
The magazine holds eight rounds in 9 mm.
Weight: 1.76 lbs (0.8 kg)
Caliber: 9 mm
Barrel: 5 inch (12.5 cm)
Action: Double Action
Range: 165 ft (50 m)
Payload: 8 + 1
Cost: $ 700
Made in: Germany
Special: Good quality and finish, several versions and finishes available.
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