Review of Walther PPS vs. others

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    Review of Walther PPS vs. others

    Good comparison. I was surprised that the Glock and the Walther had most of the same dimensions....except the Walther PPS is much thinner.

    Video Review of Walther PPS

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    My Walther PPS was the first pistol I purchased for CCW duty. I haven't looked for another since. I shoot it well and IWB it disappears. For me it's a perfect solution to my CCW question

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    Quality of a Walther in a good defensive caliber in a very small package. What's not to love?
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    I now have about 1500 rounds through my PPS, and it has been flawless. It is now my EDC. Hard to beat for size, quality and price.
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    shoots like a skinny Glock 19.....great pistol. Price of extra mags kinda sucks.

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    My wife has about 1200 rounds through hers I think as of yesterday, and it has never malfunctioned once. The price of extra mags can only be described as robbery though, that would be the only complaint.

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    I think Midway USA has PPS mags for $41.00. Still not cheap,l but if you look around, you can probably get them even cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius View Post
    I think Midway USA has PPS mags for $41.00. Still not cheap,l but if you look around, you can probably get them even cheaper.
    that's where I got mine, and was the best price I could find.....anywhere...
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    Im looking at the PPS in .40.

    Has anyone heard anything that would lead me to choose the 9mm over the .40?

    I plan on renting the PPS in .40 this weekend and trying it out before I purchase one.

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    RECOIL!

    at that light weight it's got to be punishing. Love ours in 9mm, also glad it came with 3 mags when we bought it (USED!) in perfect condition.

    $41 per mag is the best I've seen.
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    Im used to a XD-SC in 40, so the weight isn't too far off I believe.

    I may look into the 9mm because I was worried about recoil, but maybe I will shoot the both of them this weekend.

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    the only issues I've heard with the PPS are with the .40, not the 9mm.....but all is hearsay. Got my PPS LNIB and have never had a problem, and its an accurate little pistol. Recoil is not something you'll notice if you are used to the .40 round.
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    I tend to favor the 9mm round over the 40 in smaller pistols---remember, you might not be the only person with access to the pistol, like your wife or GF. My PPS in 9mm has proven 100% reliable thru about 600 rounds---very accurite too! The price of magazines is bothersome, but it is a one time cost---they seem to last.

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    The only thing I don't like about my 9mm PPS is the mag release. Other than that, it is PERFECT!

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    I prefer the 9mm for several reasons. First, the practical part. I shoot a lot. It's my hobby. I can buy Sellier Belott ammo for $9.99 a box at Cabellas, and both I and my PPS really like the ammo. 40 cal is a great deal more expensive, meaning I could not afford to shoot as often as I do. Second, as for personal defense, with the advancements made in ammo, such as Hornady's Critical Defense, Speer's Gold Dot ect., the 9mm is a highly effective load. Do you really get that much more with a 40? Don't know, but it's not the type of problem I would lose sleep over. Last, at least with the PPS, the recoil of the 40 has been characterized as far more "snappy" than the 9. What that means to you I also do not know. You are not going to go wrong regardless of which you choose. These are my reasons for the nine.
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