Originally Posted by Marksw
Any opinions on the PPS?
Just that it's the finest damn polymer pistol ever made in a slim format. Think Glock durability but in a package that is just over half as thick, so twice as concealable (for my comfort). I have put mine through it's paces too. It eats EVERY type of brass (and steel cases too) that I have fed it. I'm coming up on 1000rds on mine with no problems whatsoever. It's like my Glock in that regard. And to be fair, the design is obviously ripped off from Glock. IMO, that's a GOOD thing. Field strip them and you'll see what I mean. The trigger is awesome, IMO. It gets a little gritty after when it's dirty, but so does a glock if you pay attention. I'm convinced I only notice because the trigger is lighter than I'm used to. Glock is supposed to be running around 5lb stock, so I would guess the PPS is somewhere around 4-4.5lbs. I have a trigger gauge, so I would need to clamp it down to be sure. I have guns; lots and lots of guns to compare it to. For example, an original PPK (nice size but double action trigger pull straight up sucks and accuracy was left by the wayside) a loaded stainless 1911 (3 times the weight, but effective), G19 (too big for me to get comfortable carrying, but good mag capacity), etc but my Walther PPS is the best shooting, most comfortable all-around pistol I have had the privalage to own. In terms of accuracy, it is side by side with my G19 if they are clamped down. When it comes to free standing, one handed, off handed shots, the PPS takes the prize because I fits me much better. I don't need to look anymore for the perfect CCW pistol (IMO). I have it. Walther (Smith and Wesson) straight up NAILED it with this one. The down side for fairness... Hmmm. The replacement mags are expensive. My 8 rd mags were about $50-$60/ea I think. I have 2 extras. They are expensive pistols. It will take some time getting used to the magazine drop (but once you do it is actually very nice). In the new market, plan on spending $700 or so. Money WELL spent. I mean, I'm about to drop 2-4X that much just on optics and I'll still need mounts and stuff to make it work. Quality shooting just ain't cheap I guess.