Don't understand the mag release "problem" with the PPS. My first gun, the P22, has the same release and I find it easier to use than the other type and quite a bit faster. Maybe, since I was new to handguns, I never had a chance to get used to the "regular' release. To each his/her own, I guess.:wink:
I've had a 9mm PPS for almost four years. It's a top tier sidearm IMO.
Walther's design and German engineering is spot on with this particular pistol.
Accurate and uber reliable with all types of fmj/jhp ammo. I've got 2500 rds. through this pistol with zero failures. :smile:
The PPS seems to be one of the most respected pistols on the internet. (Google it.)
(BTW, the mag release is a good design and very easy to learn.)
Love my PPS. Have been carrying it since February. Carry the 7 round +1 and a spare 8 round magazine right now.
Only complaint is that I would like a bigger gun with higher capacity on occasion that has an identical manual of arms but is the size of a Glock 19 (the PPQ is just a bit bigger/wider to fit this bill, but may get one anyway), and I would also love a smaller S&W bodyguard sized .380 version that is also identical. I love the magazine release myself, and wish there were more options for guns that work that way for similarity in operation...
I personally don't like the way the shield feels in my hand vs. the PPS even though the PPS looks blockier...
I HAD one. There was good, bad and ugly.
Out of the box I had trigger problems. It would double fire on occasion. I sent it back to Smith and Wesson and they fixed it. After that, it never failed.
Dang accurate. Easy to shoot. Very high quality gun. I would trust it with my life.
I did not want to learn a new magazine release. All my life, I have had a mag release using my right thumb. I did not want to have to retrain myself depending on which gun I carried. That could be bad and the hesitation under stress would be an issue I could easily solve by using a more traditional firearm.
And speaking of magazines, with the extensions, I consistently pinched myself when reloading. Because of the ugly, I sold my gun. I hope to get a M&P shield.
My wife has a couple thousand rounds through her PPS 9mm and it has been completely reliable. Nice gun, I am a fan of the mag release. Its virtually impossible to "pop" the mag out while holstered.
I love mine. Extremely accurate, shoots like a much larger pistol, very easy to conceal, mag release doesnt bother me at all, and works with any ammo I feed it.
I bought my PPS40 used and after a trip or two to the range my PPS became jammed and inoperable. I sent it back and it was repaired under the warranty. The replacement's slide would stop about 1/8" short of being in battery. Once I received my 3rd replacement I decided to trade it in for a G26 with night sights. I was able to trade it straight across, $0 out of pocket. I haven't been happier. I appreciate the extra rounds that the glock has and all the perks of owning a glock.
I loved how the pps fit in my hand, but the reliability, weight and low number of rounds in each magazine really helped seal the deal.
I have a PPS 9mm and bought it specifically for the mag release among other things. I'm a lefty and I'm very comfortable with this type of release. Mine has been problem-free and the trigger may have been a little gritty when new but has smoothed out nicely.
Love my German friend ....got the 9mm PPS. Reliable,great shooter and easy to conceal. Highly recommend..
I would suggest if your going to buy a pps to look at the walther pps forum. You can use the information there to make sure you get one with a later date code so you get one that is up to date with the changes that have been made. I did and I love mine.
I carried and trained with a PPS for a year and never had issue one with it's function and it was very accurate. I just don't like the mag release. I think it's a great carry weapon.
I have owned a Walther PPS .40 for a few months now and it's my favorite carry. Slim, light, solid-feeling and it's great for a lefty like myself. I personally like the mag release and actually prefer it to button release methods. I have put over a thousand rounds through it with zero problems even when feeding it "junk" ammunition. I also purchased a Walther PPQ 9mm and actually prefer the PPS over the Q. I always recommend the S to anyone looking for a solid carry.