The Walther PPS M2 Pistol incorporates several design and operational changes that seemingly improved the gun, but I want to delve deeper into what were the specific changes, improvements, and what specific features it has. As you probably know if you have read my book and previous articles, I prefer 9mm handguns for carry that have been proven to meet my 10 point criteria and that particularly function accurately and reliably to protect my life and the lives of my loved ones.
Evolution is inevitable. The way we have defended ourselves over the past 3, 10 or even 100 years has changed tremendously. Better ammunition, pistol designs and manufacturing methods have given concealed carry holders a wider range of options. Engineers at Walther are always looking for ways to produce a better pistol—more accurate, lightweight, user-friendly and affordable. In fact, the company has always been on the cutting edge of modern pistol design, and the new PPS M2 is a perfect example of Walther’s dedication to refinement in a concealed carry pistol.
Last summer, a friend of mine had a Walther PPS 9mm shipped to my home-based FFL in order to transfer it over to him. It was honestly the first time I ever held one of the PPS firearms in my hand. And I liked it. Immediately. Kinda. There were some things that I wish they hadn’t done, and hoped they would improve upon.