Originally Posted by patrol
Anyone own or shot one of the newline of PPS: POLICE PISTOL SLIM ?
Very interesting new very slim pistol for concealed carry. Similar to the size of a Kahr Micro Poly but GERMAN design under Smith&Wesson. G&A had a positive article on this pistol. Seems like an excellent IWB pistol. ANY INPUT?
I have an all black PPS.
First, please let me clarify the relationship between Walther and S&W. The Walther PPS (as with the P99's) is ENTIRELY of German manufacture, in Germany, and the ONLY relationship S&W has with Walther on ANY firearm manufactured by Walther is that S&W is the IMPORTER, AND will do the warranty/customer service on behalf of Walther.
Any firearm imported into the United States must have the importers mark of import on it. This S&W import mark is on the right front of the barrel on both the P99 series of Walthers, and now the PPS.
There is some confusion in this area, but imo that is because S&W owns the PPK now and manufactures the PPK under the S&W name, in America. The new PPK is Smith & Wesson, pure and simple.
Incidentally the Walther PPS was designed as a replacement for the aging PPK design which is now owned by S&W.
So far my Walther PPS has been 100% reliable and very accurate right out of the box. The PPS is EXTREMELY slim, and conceals very well in my FIST Kydex iwb holster. The PPS has much larger 3 white dot sights than the fine Walther P99c/AS.
Previous to buying my PPS my all time favorite cc pistol WAS the Walther P99c/AS.. The picture below shows the primary reason the P99cAS has been replaced for cc duty by the much easier to conceal PPS.
For personal defense, cc use I think the P99c/AS and the PPS overlap in many areas.. The P99c/AS has the better "AS" (DA/SA) trigger/striker, higher capacity and is a joy to shoot. But the trade off is it is thick as any double stack pistol must be. The PPS is very slim, lower capacity, Glocklike trigger/striker (which I'm not too crazy about), but it all boils down to ease of concealment, and in that area the PPS excels.
In fact if I didn't already have the excellent P99c/AS I probably wouldn't buy one now that I see what a perfect cc pistol the PPS is in comparison. I'm not selling my P99c/AS, as it's a joy to shoot, and unbelievably accurate, but honestly it won't be making many cc trips for me anymore.
It seems many of the current firearms magazines have articles about the new PPS, and so far they have all been positive with their comments. There is an article, and video on www.gunblast.com
you might enjoy seeing. (Archived section maybe?)
If you have the chance I recommend you try and hold, and shoot the PPS.. It is a fine, top quality firearm if conceal carry is important to you..