In the world of polymer frame wonders and having the latest and greatest style, many hand are unaware of one of the greatest handguns of all time, the Walther P.38. The true P.38 was made from 1938 to 1946. This pistol featured all steel construction and brown or black Bakelite grips. This is a double action / single action design with a 9 round magazine. The pistol’s curved grip is one of the most comfortable ever made.
The P.38 is demonstrably very accurate, a tribute to the pistols design and workmanship. The P.38, designed by Walther and produced by Walther, Mauser, and Spreewerke during the war, was an advanced weapon design 70 years ago. It remains a classic one today. Capable of performing as well now as it did then. In jurisdictions where unconstitutional magazine limit gun laws still exist, the 9 round capacity of the pistol avoids this problem.
In summation, the P.38 is a viable weapon for self-defense, plus it will appreciate in value in the next years.