- “I've had a gun pointed at your balls since you sat down.”
- ―Archie Hicox
The Walther PP (police pistol) series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols.
Walther PPK handguns feature an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel which also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring. The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E.
During World War II, they were issued to the German military, including the Luftwaffe, and was also used by non-military organizations, like the police.
In Inglourious BasterdsEdit
When disguised as an SS-Hauptsturmführer in the Nazi-occupied France, Lt. Archie Hicox carries a Walther PPK. During the same part of Operation Kino, Hugo Stiglitz disguises himself as an SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant First Class) and packs his own PPK. Both men end up aiming their pistols at Gestapo Maj. Dieter Hellstrom after they get exposed. After the gunfight in the Nadine tavern, Bridget von Hammersmark picks up Hicox's PPK and fires it at Wilhelm.
- The use of a Walther PPK by Hicox, a British spy/undercover agent, is a reference to the James Bond franchise, where the titular character is a British spy whose iconic weapon is the Walther PPK.