Walther PPK Holster Options To Fit Your Walther PPK
Walther PPK - What You Need To Know
If you want to buy a holster for your Walther PPK, you need to know how you plan to use the weapon. Do you want to carry concealed? Do you need to wear the holster for long periods of time? To be able to make an informed decision, you need to know the key dimensions of the Walther PPK.
Weapon Size and Weight:
The Walther PPK has the following measurements:
- Length: 6.1″
- Barrel Length: 3.3″
- Width: 1.0″
- Height: 3.9″
- Weight: 20/21 oz
The measurements of the Walther PPK tells us that the PPK is a small to medium sized gun. This gives you a lot of holster options to choose from. Due to the size of the PPK, concealed carry is a popular option, so you can look at inside the waistband (IWB) holsters, shoulder holsters, etc.
5 Walther PPK HOLSTERs Reviewed
To figure out which holster is really the best choice for the Walther PPK, we need to take a detailed look at each Walther PPK holster option. For each holster we want to find out how good the value for money is, does it fit the Walther PPK really well and is the holster well suited for everyday carry.
DeSantis Sof-Tuck PPK/PPKS Right Hand Tan
We start off our review with this leather holster from Desantis. Desantis is one of the better known holster brands and are known for making quality holsters.
This particular Walther PPK holster option is made from a nice suede leather. The top of the holster is made from reinforced saddle leather to enable a smooth and easy draw.
This is a really good option to consider if you are thinking of carrying concealed, as the holster sits close to your body and does not have a significant print. Do not worry about an uncomfortable carry, as the soft suede leather ensures that there is no skin irritation or chaffing from the holster sitting so snug against your body. Just keep in mind that the suede leather will absorb moisture, so if you sweat a lot it could get a little smelly.
You can adjust the cant of the holster to suit your carrying preference, so the holster sits just right for your draw technique.
The downside of having a suede leather holster is that maintenance and cleaning is not so easy. You cannot exactly just wipe it clean with some soap and water!
Another thing that we are not crazy about is the fact that the holster does not have a thumb-break or retention system to keep the gun secured in the holster. If you are carrying inside-the-waistband, then this should not be much of a problem.
Fobus Standard Holster RH Paddle PPKE2 Walther PPK WALTHER PPK/S FIREARMS
If you want a hard shell holster that is designed to be worn comfortably for long periods of time, then you should have a look at this holster from Fobus. Fobus is an Israeli company that manufactures holsters for military and law-enforcement use.
As is typical from Fobus, this is a holster made from high density injection molded plastics. While the Desantis suede leather holster above is difficult to clean, this holster just needs some soap and water to get rid of dirt! You also do not need to spend any time breaking in the holster, like you would need to with a leather holster.
Thanks to the paddle that the holster comes with, this is a very comfortable holster to wear if you need to carry for a long period of time. It is also very light, so it won't feel like you are dragging around a rock on your hip.
This is an over the waistband (OWB) holster and has a distinct print, which means this holster is not ideal for concealed carry.
Another common feature of Fobus holsters is their retention screw system, which you can use to adjust the retention of the holster to your liking. Just be aware that the holster comes from the factory with the retention screw already a little stiff, so you will need to adjust it once you receive your holster.
Holster for Walther PPK & PPK/S with built-in Magazine Pouch
Looking for a simple holster that can take a beating, but that does not cost you an arm and a leg? Then this holster might be the option that you are looking for. It is made from Nylon, so it is durable but affordable.
It does not have many fancy features, basically it has an extra magazine pouch and a thumb-break to keep your gun secured in. The thumb-break is positioned to be over the hammer, rather than the grip. This makes for a better and easier draw.
The holster has a multi-layer Nylon construction, which is intended to mold itself to the shape of your gun. The soft lining also means you do not have to worry about your gun getting scratches when you holster it.
This is a simple work-horse type of Walther PPK holster option. It is ideal if you just want a holster to carry your gun in when you go to the gun range, but want a holster that you can rely on to get the job done.
OUTBAGS LOB3S-PPK Black Genuine Leather IWB Conceal Carry Gun Holster for Walther PPK 380 & PPK/s 22LR
This holster from Outbags is a handcrafted from quality leather, and made in the USA. Unlike the Desantis suede leather holster, this holster's leather is hardened and cured so that the holster keeps its shape. It is also easier to clean as it is not suede and has a coating applied to it.
This is a inside the waistband holster, so if you are looking for a good concealed carry option then this is definitely a holster you should consider.
Overall this is a well made holster that will give you value for your money. If you look after it, it will serve you well.
Some folks have pointed out that the steel clip of the holster is very stiff, making it quite difficult to easily and quickly take the holster off if needed.
If you are left-handed, you will be glad to know that his holster is also available in a left-hand option.
Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard Holster
This holster is probably one of the nicer holsters on our list of Walther PPK holster options. It is made from top quality leather and has double stitching, which means this holster should last a really long time and serve you well.
Thanks to its adjust cant and how high it rides, draw for this holster is really good. Thanks to the molding of the holster and its retention system, your gun will stay nice and sure when it is holstered.
If you want a top quality holster for everyday carry that is comfortable, then this is definitely a holster you should consider. It is not the cheapest holster on our list, however it is affordable when you keep in mind the quality of the holster that you will be receiving.
OUR TOP Walther PPK HOLSTER CHOICE
As we can see from our detailed look at the Walther PPK holster options, there are some great options to pick from. But how do they compare to each other?
The DeSantis holster is a well made holster constructed from nice suede leather. Carry is comfortable thanks to the suede, but that the suede also makes maintenance and cleaning a bit more difficult than would be with the other holsters on our list.
The Fobus Standard Holster is a over the waistband holster, so not ideal if you want to carry concealed. It is made from high density plastics, which makes it rugged and tough. It also means that it is very easy to clean with some soap and water. Fit for the Walther PPK is really good as the holster is specifically molded for the shape. The adjustable retention screw allows you to adjust the holster to your liking. The paddle it comes with allows for comfortable carry.
The Federal Holsterworks holster is a no-frills holster with not too much fancy features. It has an extra pouch for a magazine. It is made from Nylon, which makes it durable but also affordable. If you just want a regular holster to carry your holster in when you go to the gun range, this is perhaps a really good option to look at.
The Outbags leather holster is a nice little leather holster that is designed for inside the waistband carry. It is well made and should give you excellent value for money if you look after it.
The Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard holster looks good, smells good (when it is new of course) and is well made. It is constructed from quality leather and has double stitching to ensure durability
Which Walther PPK holster option would we choose?
For us, we would want to carry the Walther PPK concealed. For that reason it would probably be between the DeSantis Sof-Tuck or the Outbags leather holster. Both are well made quality holsters that are designed to be IWB holsters. But if we had to choose between the two, the DeSantis Sof-Tuck would be our choice due to the soft suede leather for the extra comfort, and the adjustable cant options.
Wrapping Up - The BEST Walther PPK HOLSTER OPTION
Did the review of the holsters help you to find a holster for your Walther PPK? We know we all have different preferences and needs when it comes to holsters, so we know that what we think is great might not be so great in your opinion. But that is okay, because that is just how things work. If you want to tell us what you think of any of the holsters, drop us a note in the comments section below.