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walther pps

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Madjohn, May 6, 2009.

  1. Madjohn

    Madjohn Well-Known Member

    ive heard good and bad things about this gun. mostly that its finicky about the ammo it shoots. i had a post up about the ppk/s but i decided last moment id rather carry a 9mm with more available ammunition.
    is it
    accurate for defense/range time
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  2. mbr

    mbr Well-Known Member

    I've only had mine a few weeks, and only have a couple of hundred rounds through it, but so far so good. No reliability problems. I haven't heard of many either. There does seem to be a problem with dented brass on some, but not a problem unless you reload. I believe that is more with the .40's than the 9's, too. It is accurate as any other good self-defense pistol.
  3. tackleberi

    tackleberi Well-Known Member

    Mine was a train wreck. It was a 9mm, AB55XX serial number, grey frame. In the first 300 rounds of mixed ammo, multiple FTF/FTEs. On several occasions, the trigger would fail to reset (stuck in the rear position) and the slide would have to be energetically racked several times to get the trigger to reset. I sent it back to Walther, who told me the gun had had a major failure, and they would only send a replacement...the gun was not repairable.

    Immediately sold the replacement. It's too bad, because it was EASY to carry, and ergonomically wonderful. I actually liked the magazine release and removable backstrap. I couldn't trust it, however.
  4. 1-cavediver

    1-cavediver Well-Known Member

    I've had my Walther PPS 9mm since early January of this year and couldn't be happier with it. It functions perfectly with any and all combinations of ammunition, is thin, light, very accurate and easy to conceal carry. The fit and finish is top shelf, just what you would expect from a quality German firearm.
  5. searcher451

    searcher451 Well-Known Member

    I've got two PPS Walthers: one in 9mm and one in .40S&W. Both are terrific guns. The PPS is a superb piece of crafstmanship that's accurate and reliable and easy to conceal and carry. The .40 is a bit snappy for my tastes, but it's a solid performer and packs a punch. I'd easily recommend the PPS to anyone who is serious about carrying a quality pistol.
  6. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

    Mine works great. Easy to shoot well. I found myself shooting it better than my bhp practical when I had them both out.
  7. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Mine didn't like Brown Bear steel-case, it was occasionally failing to extract/eject.
    Other than that, my PPS (9mm) eats any brass ammo happily, and I've had some chances to try oddball brands lately, as that's all I can find.

    Why in the world would you do that? Sometimes lemons make it through QC, it is wrong, and it shouldn't happen ... but how does one defective PPS mean that another is defective as well?
    It isn't like the first one had a design flaw, if Walther/S&W claims a "major failure" and "non-repairable", I don't think that implies a flaw inherent to every PPS. For that matter, was it a first edition? I understand there has been some improvement in the manufacturing process since the F.E. guns were shipped out.
  8. WRGADog

    WRGADog Well-Known Member

    Ihave owned my PPS 9mm for ~one year

    I have put approximately 600 rounds of various types of range and personal defense ammo through the PPS with no problems whatsoever. She eats whatever you feed through her without failure.
  9. patrick526

    patrick526 Well-Known Member

    Got mine since March. Love it.
  10. bstump2

    bstump2 Member

    Have 2 PPS AB66XX and AC99XX they both have eaten ALL ammo including the much maligned Wolf (polymer coated) without a hiccup. I like these pistols as much as my PP and PPK/S which are both excellent.

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