The P88 was a really nice gun, but was "overtaken by events" when so many OTHER really nice 9mm's hit the market.
The problem was, the Walther P88 was outrageously expensive, and didn't have enough to offer to justify the price.
Worse, back when the P88 was being imported, a new magazine cost $75.00!!!!!!!
THAT was simply out of line when you could by a new S&W 16 round mag for $15.00.
Today, the P88 is more a high dollar collectors or "gun snob" model.
It's "probably" not really any better than the Beretta.
This will probably be my only post in this forum besides thanking members for their advice. I'm not a gun guy, so I won't be hanging out.
I have this gun gathering dust (only figuratively) and thought I'd ask the enthusiasts here the best way to sell it. It's a Walther P88 and I ran like a box of ammo through it about 20 years ago and put it away. Not the wisest purchase ever, but I was young. I know nothing about guns -- but I do know something about forums such as this so anyone that pm's me asking me to sell it to them I will NOT respond. I'm really only looking for advice, or I would have tried to list in the for sale section right off the bat.
What I would like to know are things like reputable dealers who specialize in Walthers, the best site to sell privately, if it's better to sell privately or to a dealer, if there's a good guide to pricing out there... that kind of stuff. Heck, I barely know enough to ask the right questions, so if there's something I'm missing let me know. Thanks in advance for any help.
So what is my impression of Walther P88? Think of a handgun that combines practicality of Sig P226, an elegance and accuracy of Sig P210, and an ambidexterious user friendly feature that is not found on any other pistol. Do I think P88 is better than Sig P226? Yes. Are they as smooth and accurate as P210? No, but P88 comes close and holds 15 rounds, does not hammer bite, and has better passive safety features.
If you can find one and if you got a grand to spare, I strongly recommend Walther P88.