This is a discussion on Walther PPS revisited within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by LAFLA Thanks to all for the input. Adam500, B&H is only 50 miles from me so will probably head out there this ...
I wish you well in in choosing the best tool for defending you and your loved ones.
I waited a long time (6+months) to even find one for sale. Worth the wait! Its every good thing thats said about it. I have a hard time getting any other guns out of the safe anymore, shes top dog.
Had one: 14xx early production. Worked fine for 200+ rounds then developed ejection problems.
Sent it back to S&W for warranty repair. S&W paid shipping both ways, and in fact UPS picked it up at my home, and brought it back to my home.
My PPS still had ejection problems:
Send it back to S&W for warranty repair. S&W paid shipping both ways, and in fact UPS picked IT up and brought a DIFFERENT PPS back.
I had spoken to a senior Customer Service person at S&W Customer Service about this being the 2nd return trip for my PPS and unless the gunsmith was 100% sure my ejection problem had been corrected I did NOT want it returned to me. I asked the CS Representative to keep it for me and I'd start climbing up the old "bitching" ladder until I found someone who would simply give me a new gun, or a refund, their choice..
A few days later the gentleman called me back and said they could not duplicate my ejection problem, and would a new replacement PPS be acceptable?
I accepted of course, and shortly the brown truck brought me a new PPS in the 41XX range.
So far my new PPS has functioned perfectly. In the event it develops a problem (which I do not anticipate) I have no doubts my problem would be resolved to my satisfaction by the good folks at Smith & Wesson CS..
So I would recommend the PPS as a very thin, very light, exceptionally easy to conceal carry 9mm pistol.
I think the early issues (as with any new product) have been identified and corrected, and they were only affecting a few of the early pistols anyway.
Just personal opinion/no offense intended.
hows the ergonomics on that thing ? seems kinda square, like a glock or HK USP?
I just shot IDPA with the PPS. It served me well. Aside from a hand pinched from practicing mag changes and having to change mags a bunch, it was reliable and accurate. Now I have over 1150 rounds through it.
Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
"Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum" (Latin)- "If you want peace, prepare for war".
As a left handed shooter, I really appreciate the mag release. is gun is a winner. On of my top 4. Awesome - 1200 rounds
I absolutely LOVE my PPS. I carry it every day and it is so thin that I can wear it with any clothing and not worry about looking like I am packing.
Absolutely love mine. I'm a lefty also and I wish all of my guns had the same type of mag release. I've found the release very fast to activate.
Mine is a .40 PPS and it is my EDC with zero feeding issues through about 700 rounds. It points very naturally and I actually feel more confident with my ability to get hits on target fast with this than my Glocks and 1911s. I'm addicted to all of my pistols but I feel this one is the most practical all around for me.