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The gun range where I am a member is holding a members-only gun raffle this Labor Day weekend. For each trip to the range, a member is given an entry ticket. The winner will receive one of three guns (I believe 9mm only):

  1. Smith & Wesson Shield
  2. Springfield Armory XD-S Essentials
  3. Walther PPS
Given the choice, which would you choose?

Since I already have an XD-S in .45ACP, I'd probably pass on the S&W. The Shield is so darn close to an XD-S, that I think I would probably go with the Walther.

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PPS. The other two get all the publicity, but from what I've heard the PPS is the better gun.
 

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I'd go for the PPS. It's about as close as I'll ever come to finding a new HK single stack 9mm.
 

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Another vote for the Walter.
 

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Walther all the way.....
 

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I'd choose the Walther first then the XDS. I really like Walthers and I've shot my sons XD plenty of times and I'm found of that also. Out of the three I like the Shield least but I'd certainly take one if someone gave it to me. At least it's not a glock :image035:
 

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Legitimate Gun Range Lottery? Or a "How am I going to explain this latest gun purchase to the wife?" type of Gun Range Lottery?

As for you choice I have both the Shield and XDs. Love them both. XDs has a better look and feel, but the Shield more accurate.
 

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I'd concern myself about it AFTER...my ticket was pulled! Good Luck!
(BTW, is the PPS an M2?)
 

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I'd take the Springield...only because I've had the opportunity to try both the Shield and the Walther and the PPS grip is not nearly as natural feeling as the Shield. I bought the Shield that day and the Springfield was a strong contender...both better feeling in the hand than the PPS. There is a LOT I like about the PPS but the grip isn't one of them.
 

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The gun range where I am a member is holding a members-only gun raffle this Labor Day weekend. For each trip to the range, a member is given an entry ticket. The winner will receive one of three guns (I believe 9mm only):

  1. Smith & Wesson Shield
  2. Springfield Armory XD-S Essentials
  3. Walther PPS
Given the choice, which would you choose?

Since I already have an XD-S in .45ACP, I'd probably pass on the S&W. The Shield is so darn close to an XD-S, that I think I would probably go with the Walther.

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Take the PPS-best of the lot by far.
I'd even recommend buying one if you don't win one.
 

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Definitely the PPS. I've owned the XDS and PPS. I still have the PPS which is my main carry pistol. I've shot a Shield twice and was not overly impressed. Not bad just not what the Walther PPS is.
 

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PPS especially if it's the M2 version
 
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I have an XDs...it isn't my favorite but it sees a lot of carry when I need a smaller gun. The shield is on my "one of these days I'll get one" list. I've never even hefted a PPS. Time to make my way down to the LGS and check one out.
 
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