Here's a pic my dealer snapped for me. I pick it up early next week. I've left the serial number intact in the photo because I know that some are interested in gauging serial number ranges on these pistols.
Looking good! Please inform after handling it because I'm still hesitant about two things. I look forward to your educated comments.
First and foremost, the possibility of Walther bite with it. To me, just by looking at the dimensions, it is a definite possibility. And I've lost many drops already to
Walther products so as to willingly put myself in that situation again. Except for the PP Super and the P-5, of course. Weird thing is, I don't even think I have such big hands to start with anyway. But a high-grip hold comes naturally to me.
Secondly, the now famous "strap" thing. Which gets me thinking about Loctite red. That I believe would look much better than duct tape.
At this point, jehzsa, I have yet to even handle a PPS, so I can't say for sure. But in looking at the pistol, I would never imagine a slide bite issue with it. That's speaking for myself, of course. If you're one of those guys with hands like a bear's paws, then you may have a problem with slide bite.
I actually like to think about mine as warm and delicate.
The problem that I might have with it seems to be the tang. A tang that's actually reversed to curve downward a la P99. Some would even say, that it serves no purpose in a self-defense pistol, as it can only make it more difficult for the pistol's grip to help funnel the web of the hand into position. Especially with a gun of that size. Additionally in my case, allowing a rather sensitive chunk of meat in the web between thumb and index finger to protrude right smack into the travel path of the slide on its rearward motion.
The superimposed pics of the PPS and the PPK reinforces that suggestion.