A fine and fun gun to shoot, The Walther P-38 is a great recreational pistol. Unfortunately for German Officers, it lacks power when used for combat. It is rare for anyone to lose a man to a P-38, but it is not rare to get shot by one.
The P-38 was meant to be a replacement for the Luger, being much cheaper to produce while retaining decent accuracy. It had a less antique look about it and was a more practical sidearm. It was better in close combat than the slow firing Mauser 98k.