Walther PPK – Testing James Bond's Gun (Goldeneye in Real Life?) + History of the PPK
Walther PPK – Testing James Bond's Gun (Goldeneye in Real Life?) + History of the PPK
Walther PPK vs. Goldeneye PP7 – history of the Walther PPk and Real World Review, comparing it to the PP7 in the legendary game Goldeneye 007 for N64.
Great video! Really enjoyed it and of course, I’m pining for a Walther PPK.
I love the Walther PPK but to me it doesn’t make any sense that Bond still carries it as a primary side-arm anymore, it’s only nostalgia keeping it here. As we see in Dr. No, MI6 has a policy to force it’s 00 agents to upgrade to more powerful weaponry over time, it has never made any sense that they allowed Bond to carry the PPK, a 7 shot .32 or 380 this long, when there’s 15-20 shot 9mms around. It always struck me as odd that the Craig films, which claim to be realistic, returned Bond to the PPK instead of carrying on with the P99 or using any of the newer Walthers.
If I were writing a Bond film I would have Bond carrying a Walther PDP as his main sidearm with the PPK as his backup or for situations where concealed carry is necessary, which, I think, is what they ended up doing in some of the later (non-Fleming) books.
Also, Bond also replaced the PPK with a Walther P5 in Octopussy, at the behest of Walther, as they wanted to promote the then-new pistol, but this only lasted one film and he was back to the PPK for A View to a Kill.
This is James Bond trademark gun. I like it
.380 not .38
8 months late but it’s still made for civilian carry and I really want one of my own in .380
There’s a big difference between the ppk and the ppk/s
Currently shopping around, and these beauties are anywhere from 600 to 1000 dollars. Makarov 4-500, and the cz50 or 70 for about 300. But the style of these era of guns just isn’t beat.
These days, you would think that 007 would be using a modern striker fire 9mm handgun. There are just so many better choices out there now, rather then back then 50+ years ago. That doesn’t do much for the credibility of him or the agency. Then again, it’s just a movie…
Actually, ppk stood for polizie (hope i spelt that right…) pistole kurz. Or short police pistol. Kurz being the kraut word for short, it’s also used in other gun names the mauser kar 98kurz or the mp5k (machinen pistole 5 kurz) for example.
I think the only thing I was disappointed about the PPK was it doesn’t sound anything like that iconic sound effect they used in all the old bond films in the 60s and 70s. I LOVE that sound. I wonder what actually made that sound?
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I love your video as I am a huge James Bond fan but I need to correct your statement on Bond’s usage of the Walther P99 because you said he only used that pistol in 3 movies when it actually was 5. Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace
Wouldn’t it make sense that the PP7 share ammo with the Klobb though? The Klobb is based on the CZ VZ 61 which also uses .32 ACP.
The p99 was in 4 films not three
The love of my life.
Ppk with silencer looks beautiful
While I am a fan of the ppk, I love the p99 which I also own. Other than being easier to conceal I don’t understand why they switched from the p99 back to the ppk in the bond series.
Great video. One comment someone probably has already mentioned.
The P99AS was used in 4 films, the first time being the second part of Tomorrow Never Dies. Then TWINE and Die Another Day. The last time was in Casino Royale and was fitted with a suppressor in Bond’s Aston Martin.
Goldeneye N64 was probably the best game ever made.
wrong watch strap. 007 wore a NATO type
Bond had no trigger discipline whatsoever jaja
What caliber ppk did they use in the movies?
Love the looks of the Walther PPK and the feel of it, but the safety decocker is one thing I’ve never really been a fan of. Not that it’s bad, it’s just not what I’m used to, not having a background with European pistol designs. Most of the guns I’ve handled have been those that have the "Thumb-Sweep-Dow" safety feature-such as 1911s and Browning Buckmarks. I still love the PPK, though! And am glad that each Bond movie has brought about a revival of interest in the tried-and-true Walther design.
The Sig Sauer P232 is probably the best PPK copy. Beautiful gun.
Muggle Harry Potter? 4:00
Hitler died of old age in Argentina!!
Dope vid. They mess up the silencers in N64 cause they go by what gun 007 has in the scene of the movie. The frigate scene (kinda haha), he has a mop and a PPK. Still kicks ass
The Walther PPK in 380ACP, is my edc gun.
James Bond was a big part of my childhood I remember this video game. Goldeneye was a fun video game. From Russia with Love also
Armorer from Dr No – "Forget the berretta Bond – Nice and light. A ladies gun fits nicely in a handbag but no stopping power. The Walther PPK 7.62mm, the CIA swear by them".
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2:34 Yes, in the novel "Dr. No" 007 is issued a Walther PPK as his carry gun. However, in the film the gun handed to Bond by Major Boothroyd is actually a Walther PP. Later, in the scene involving 007’s ambush of villainous Professor Dent, Bond uses an FN Model 1910 fitted with a silencer, the "Brausch" model presumably. As this was 007’s film début, Eon Productions invested as little money as possible, all the actors were relative unknowns at the time, there were no expensive cars used and abused like the Aston-Martin DB5 in "Goldfinger", and evidently the prop department’s budget decreed a make-do attitude regarding firearms — consequently, the substitution of the FN in place of the expected Walther. The same goes for the other gun in the scene. Professor Dent fires six shots into what he thinks is a sleeping 007 using a silenced semi-auto. The unharmed James Bond gets the drop on him and proceeds to interrogate his prisoner, but Dent retrieves his gun from the floor and tries once more to kill the secret agent. However, the gun goes "click" rather than "bang". It’s empty, prompting Bond to give out another black-humoured quip: "That’s a Smith and Wesson, and you’ve had your six."
Huh? I’m no firearms expert, but in 1962 there were few S&W semi-autos to choose from, the most prolific being the Model 39, a SA/DA 9mm with an 8+1 capacity — that’s a Smith and Wesson, and you haven’t had your eight, or maybe nine. There was a very rare S&W semi-auto available in 1962 with a 5+1 capacity, the Model 52, but that was a competition target pistol — not exactly the ideal choice for a murder weapon. In fact, whatever Dent uses in the scene, it’s no sort of Smith and Wesson product. It’s most likely nothing more exotic than a Colt M1911 fitted with a fake silencer. Having puzzled over that "had your six" line I’ve come to the conclusion that the scriptwriter had pictured Dent using a .38 revolver, perhaps a S&W Model 14, but the property list for the scene just specified "silenced gun for Dent", which the prop master duly provided, evidently reasoning a gun is a gun. So it comes time to shoot the scene — the actors are ready, the set’s ready, the camera, lights, and sound are ready — but the gun is wrong. Hell, there little money to waste, go ahead and shoot it, and we’ll keep the line. Who’s going to notice?
I love this video. I can’t wait to have my very own ppk. 🙂
Are you using a teacup grip due to the size of the ppk, or is that just how you learned to shoot?
Not judging, everyone is entitled to shoot how they please, just curious .
Just got a .22 LR version a few days ago. I have the Bersa knockoff in .380 but will buy the real Walther in .380 soon. It’s just small, rugged, and stylish. Especially in the era of these ugly polymer guns.
I first saw it in Goldeneye 007 for N64 then saw the movie
goldenguns for bond after no time to die
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But did he shoot a .9 or .380
The P99 actually served 3.5 films – counting towards end of TND and Casino Royale
Too bad you don’t know how to grip a handgun. Quit teacupping it, and get some training.
Yet the guy who invented the silencer said it’s called a silencer and not a suppressor and it is patented under silencer also they have created new silencers that actually work like in the movies just saying 🤷🏻♂️😎💯
It’s chambered in .380 not “38”
What do you think of the p99
"Hitler’s" gun is actually a Walther PP, not a PPK.
Awesome video!! Subbed. Can I ask is the music from the game copyright free?? I wouldn’t mind using some myself.
Hitler escaped to a u-boat and lived in Argentina with his family until his death, he shaved his mustache, it worked lol
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