Walther PPS?

Walther PPS?

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    Walther PPS?

    I remember reading that the walther pps had an issue with the interchangeable back straps popping off randomly or if the gun were to be dropped.

    This in turn would cause the mainspring to go flying and render the gun useless. To me this seems a bit odd and hard to believe that walther would design a gun with such a flaw in it.

    So being I've never shot or owned on of these guns,I'd appreciate it if anyone could confirm this or debunk it. For the pps owners here how reliable are these guns,and do they have any issues or bugs that have been worked out by now?
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    Hi,

    I really considered a PPS, but I just could not risk my life on a gun that seemed to have a few problems. I was not take the back strap too serious though, as that is pretty much a non issue. The odds of it coming off seem pretty rare.
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    I also heard of this on the ppstalk site, and from what I remember a forum member went into great detail to disprove this.

    As a PPS owner, I have never had any issues with my backstrap coming loose or falling off. The quality of this pistol is top tier and accuracy is outstanding.

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    I've had no problems with my PPS. To me the worst thing is the magazine release which is part of the trigger guard. Ambidextrous? Yes ! Easy to use in tense reload? I'd say NO

    The trigger seems great, IMHO less travel than a Glock.

    It's thin and that's a positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I've had no problems with my PPS. To me the worst thing is the magazine release which is part of the trigger guard. Ambidextrous? Yes ! Easy to use in tense reload? I'd say NO

    The trigger seems great, IMHO less travel than a Glock.

    It's thin and that's a positive.
    I don't own a PPS, but the mag release is not an issue for me. I have shot thousands of rounds through my P22!
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    I would also suggest to check this site out if your considering a pps purchase. Before I purchased mine, I would spend time on this site and glad that I did.

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    I purchased a PPS 9mm for a slim summer ccw carry pistol. I liked the gun, but did not like the mag release at all. Too many years of training/using a regular release for me (25 yrs).

    I ended up trading it in on a Springfield EMP two weeks ago. Then decided to trade the EMP to a friend for a couple of Glocks, a 19 and 17.

    I am planning on sending the 19 to Bowie Tactical Concepts in the next couple of weeks.

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    I have a PPS in 40...love it, no backstrap issues and frankly think it is silly what I read about the straps 'potentially' coming off. I had some ejection issues at first and sent it in for warranty repair, and since then -0- issues at all. I carry it and trust it and love the mag release....the only gun I own where I can drop the mag without changing my grip!
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    You could always wrap some duct tape or put a Houge grip on it to ensure the backstrap won't come off. Or a piece of bike inner tube rubber.

    I fondled one at a gun store. While thin, it was almost the same overall size as my Glock 19. Didn't seem all that "small" to me, other than being thinner.

    The mag release would require significant re-training for me. Also, the large base plate on the spare mags would seem to make carrying a spare mag a bit problematic.

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    I've had my PPS9 for about a year now. It is my EDC and I have around 1000 rounds through it. Zero issues and the backstrap has never popped off. I will admit that I have never dropped it, don't intend to test the theory either. I was a little worried about how usable the mag release would be. Turned out to be a non-issue, fingers are easily trained; even this old dog's. Very pleased with the PPS.

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    Ive only had mine a few weeks, but so far I love it. The thin-ness of the gun is the main advertising point and the reason I bought it. Im thinking its like .312" thinner than my xd9sc. I thought the mag release would be an issue, but its just as fast as any other once you practice. I did some research on the strap falling off. I didnt find anything other than a report that the very first built had a report of this problem. I really could not find anything on it, so I went for it. Just be sure to get a gun made in 2009 or sooner...just to be safe.
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    Again, I think you have to take the internet fodder with a grain of salt.....I cannot imagine it falling off....and mine hasnt in all the range time/carrying I have used it....or in practising drawing for that matter.
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    I have a PPS 40, and love it.
    If you are in a a SD situation and drop your weapon you are going to be in a world of hurt. It would be a good thing if the backstrap came off that way the BG could not use it on you.

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    I have over 800 rounds in my PPS 9 and love it. The Back Strap cannot come off with the magazine in. If your concerned about it at all just use a houge grip on it.

    PPS is a great conceal gun.

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    I'm glad to read this. I looked at one at a local range this week and really wanted to get one. I have a pt111pro not and really thought it was more comfortable in the holster.

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