And, a few more random shots:
This is a discussion on Walther PPS First Edition within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I took a couple snapshots of my Walther PPS First Edition this morning, before driving to the office. Well, maybe more than a couple... ;) ...
I took a couple snapshots of my Walther PPS First Edition this morning, before driving to the office. Well, maybe more than a couple... ;)
Anyway, here is a left side view with all three magazines (six-, seven-, and eight-round):
Here is a right side shot with the seven-round magazine:
Here are some closer left- and right-side shots:
A few more shots of it lying down:
AWESOME pictures, as always lunde. Thanks for the visual treat!
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I think that we need to see a few more photos. Just kidding. That is a very sharp looking weapon. Is it thicker than a Kahr?
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Ken, thanks as always for sharing the pictures.
I don't believe I'd previously noticed Walther shares the date-stamping convention with HK.
My 9mm Kahr MK9 has a slide thickness of 0.90 inches (same as a 1911) and a grip thickness of 0.95 inches. So the 9mm Kahr is about 10% to 15% less thick than the Walther. Here is a top view of a Kahr P9, showing the gun's thickness:
Very good of you to post all those pictures. Excellent photography. It is refreshing to see the gun from different angles, since the Walther website has only the typical, minimalist side view.
I'm not sure what some walnut-and-steel purists may think, but in my eyes that pistol is extremely attractive. Very chic (and I happen to have some of the traditionalist in me, as well). The lines are strong and clean, and the frame's color scheme offset's the plain black of the slide nicely. It has a Glock-on-a-diet look, in a way.
From the dimensions I got off Walther's site, the gun is quite small. Pretty much the same as a Glock 26/27 in the length and height. Don't put yourself out for my sake, but it would be nice to see a picture of the PPS sitting next to a well-known gun such as a sub-compact Glock or a J-frame revolver for scale.
I plan on getting one once the standard version hits the stores. I bought a P99 Compact and quickly become a Walther fan. The P99 is the finest handgun I have ever owned, and think the PPS will be just as good
Last edited by Hivoltage; August 31st, 2007 at 11:40 PM. Reason: Went out to eat and had 4 marguritas..wife drove home
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pogo2, you wrote:Manufacturer's advertised mesaurements are often misleading, because one is never sure what points are used for taking them.I'll jump in and answer that question, having studied the Walther PPS specifications and owning a Kahr. The PPS has a slide and grip thickness that are the same - 1.04 inches.
My 9mm Kahr MK9 has a slide thickness of 0.90 inches (same as a 1911) and a grip thickness of 0.95 inches. So the 9mm Kahr is about 10% to 15% less thick than the Walther.
Whipping out my digital caliper to take measurements, my PPS' slide measures 0.91 inches in terms of width/thickness. The same is true of the frame. The 1.04-inch measurement is based on the slide stop lever, which is on the left side of the frame.
There you have it...
Have you shot your PPS yet?
Thanks for the picture, pogo2, it was very helpful.
Awesome post - I carry a Kahr P40 so I was very interested in how the thickness compares. Thanks!