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[FIREARM REVIEW] Walther PPS 9mm Review For Concealed Carry
Posted by G. Halek, October 6, 2015
The Walther PPS, chambered in 9mm, has been out on the market since 2007. The PPS in Walther PPS stands for “Police Pistol Slim” — an odd way of saying they designed it for concealed carry for law enforcement. We’ve previously reviewed the Walther PPS earlier this year but we felt an additional review would do it a bit more justice. Different concealed carriers will have differing opinions.
Walther’s PPS, or Police Pistol Slim, has been on the US market for quite a few years now. It was here long before the Smith & Wesson Shield and Springfield XDs was available to consumers. To be honest, as I did my research before purchasing one, I was a bit surprised at how little press the PPS has received despite the fact that it offers some unique features that even the current crop of great handguns have not yet matched. My overall experience with the handgun has been very positive so far, and I believe anyone looking for a single-stack, easily concealable handgun should give the PPS some serious consideration. They can be a bit rare, but I believe it’s worth it . . .
With the release of the new Walther PPS M2, the original PPS has become the PPS Classic. Walther has announced that they will continue to produce both pistols, so now you have two different PPS pistols to choose from. This review, however, is going to focus on the 9mm Classic model (I’ll refer to it as the PPS Classic throughout this review to differentiate it from the new PPS M2).