I found a good deal today on what looks to be a pretty lightly used PPS in a local pawn shop, and I plan on picking it up first thing in the morning. I rented this gun at my range recently and fell in love.
But, on very short notice, I have a couple of concerns I hope someone can help me with first:
(1) I'm not familiar with the overall history of the PPS line. Have there been any major changes or upgrades that I should know about? Is there some period of manufacture to avoid for this gun? (Color-wise, this gun looked like the new ones, not the ones with the light gray frame.)
(2) I'm a little nervous about having zero warranty. Do the folks at S&W/WaltherAmerica do any favors to accommodate PPS owners post-warranty (dreaming, I know), or are you left to foot every last cent of the bill for any problem the gun has?
(3) What are your sincere thoughts on the reliability and durability of this gun? Is this gun going to last as long as a Sig, Glock, or Beretta?
I really want to take the plunge and get this gun -- I just don't want to do something rash I will regret later. I can't afford a new PPS right now, and I had all but resigned myself to buying the Taurus 709 Slim instead, but then I stumbled upon this deal. Browsing internet forums, it does seem the PPS has more technical issues than I had hoped, but not nearly as many as the 709. Just hope I don't wind up with a lemon.
Thanks for your help.