This is a discussion on Walther PPS 9mm or 40cal within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am getting a PPS. Confused by forums on which to get, the 9 or 40. Some say the 40 has too much recoil for ...
I am getting a PPS. Confused by forums on which to get, the 9 or 40. Some say the 40 has too much recoil for a small light gun compared to the 9. Is one of these more reliable than the other for not jamming, etc? Any and all help is appreciated.
You didnt address the recoil question, accuracy, etc between the 2. Thanks
I tried both before I purchased the 9mm. I am using it as a BUG and I liked the higher round count. There is a difference in recoil because the .40 has a heavier bullet. Not too bad but I chose the 9mm. My main carry is usually a .45 but I do use the .40 and 9mm on occassion.
"Being PARANOID is just plain smart thinking when they are really out to get you!"
I definitely prefer the 9MM over the .40 due to my ability to handle followup shots quicker with greater accuracy. I get better overall shot placement.
Get the 9mm. The recoil is slightly less and practice ammo is much cheaper. 9mm is ubiquitous. You also get 1 additional round per magazine.
I got the PPS 9mm after much review and being a volume shooter. Putting a lot of power in a small gun goes back many decades (i.e. .45 ACP Commanders) with unrealiabilty. Sure enough, check the forums and the PPS .40 has it's share of problems. Using a 147 gr. JHP 9mm in the PPS is very shootable, accurate and plenty for self-defense. Although I shoot almost everything, including 10mm and .45 ACP, my G22 .40 S&W is my least favorite. Now put that .40 S&W in a PPS or a small G27, and it's no fun. By the way, second shot recovery is much better in 9mm.
I owned a 9mm and had the barrel and slide Nickle Teflon Plated. Very Nice Gun!
contact www.jojosgunworks.com if you want the custom work done. Tell them Todd sent ya!
Sold it to my Cousin but wish I did'nt!
I earlier this week I picked up an Alessi CQC-S OWB holster for PPS. $125
thanks for all the input. sweet loking pps extreme defender
has walther resolved their issues with FTE and slide problems I have read on the PPS's
I never was one for believing any gun needs breakin to not fail.
After building my Custom Defender I pretty much have my gunsmith look at anything I buy to see if it can b tweeked to be even more reliable.
only guns I have NEVER had any failure EVER bone stock are
H&K USP compact .40 and Walther P990.
I sold a Kimber Raptor that would not feed 5 rounds in a row to save it's life. Not a big Kimber fan from that Experience
Walther stuff that comes from Germany (avoid the s&w stuff) is top notch product IMO!
Although my usual gun of choice is a 1911 in 45ap, I do carry a PPS in 9mm and love it. Never had any feeding or other malfunctions and it feels great in the hand. I would say 9mm.