Having been a victim of "slide bite" I am fine with the new pistols. Do not look as good but I can live with it. Trust me, if you are going to fire one of the older 380s, make sure your grip is perfect.
Top Row, (left to right):
1. 1975 West German, PPK/S, Blue, .380ACP
2. 1998 Ranger, PPK, Stainless, .380ACP
3. 1985 Manurhin, (French) PPK/S, Blue, .22LR
4. 1974 West German, PPK/S, High-Polish Blue, .380ACP
5. 1998 Ranger, PPK/S, Stainless, .380ACP
6. 1998 Ranger, PPK/S, Stainless, .32ACP
7. 1968 West German, PPK-L, .22LR
8. 1980 West German, Two-Tone (Blue over Hard Chrome) PPK/S, .22LR
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Arriving soon: (not pictured)
9. 1966 West German, PPK-L, Blue, .32ACP
Aww c'mon Rick; it's just a couple of 1/4" deep bloody slits in the web of your hand; shake it off! It happens to pretty much everyone the first time they shoot one of these unless you really school 'em. What's even worse is if they are unfamiliar with pistols and stick their non-shooting hand thumb back there. When that slide comes back, it will darn sure get their attention...if they still have that thumb, it's for sure the last time it will be back there! (That is, if they even shoot one of these meat grinders again).