Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PS229, Jul 27, 2013.
The main thing is to decide if the euro style paddle mag release is for you. I happen to like it. I have had no hiccups with various hollow points and FMJ. I can clean bowling pins fast at 15 yards. It points well and hits what I aim at. Really slim but allows a full grip. Not a pocket gun, but with good holster it dissapears under a T-shirt.
I find all the recent hype about the Shield and XDs-9 a little amusing, considering the PPS has been on the market for a few years, and is every bit as good as those pistols. It might be ever-so-slightly larger than them, but has the benefit of shooting like a MUCH larger gun.
They had some issue with the slide stop spring but as I understand it the newer guns come with a different version which prevents the spring from popping out. Here is a link with some pertinent reading. I believe it affected both the 9 and 40 platforms.
I hear a lot of people complain about the recoil of the 40 in the small package that composes the PPS. Having never shot the 40 I can't comment. My 9mm PPS, which I can can comment on, is a nice shooter and groups like a fullsize pistol.
It does seem like the Walther lines are very underrated. I never hear much about the PPQm2 either , and most of the reviews I've seen on it are very positive.
About the only think I can add to 40 v 9 in this pistol is that I noticed today that 40mags are in stock. 9mm not so much.
Also, don't buy one if it's in Massachusetts (or any one with an "H" trigger). Get a non-Mass "S" trigger. You can see the stamp atop the trigger connector when you take the slide off.
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