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My first Walther was purchased today. A PPS M1. I extremely fond of the paddle mag release pistols. So this original version sparked my interest. Gonna put a set of Trijicon HD’s on them when they arrive. Overall who carries this model and what can I expect. I no stranger to single stack Subs but never owned a Walther. Plan shooting it as soon as I get those sights installed. I was hoping it would fit my shield holsters but... nope. It’s a bit wider in the trigger guard to fit. So, got one ordered. Any issues I need to be aware of or carry thoughts??
 

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My first Walther was purchased today. A PPS M1. I extremely fond of the paddle mag release pistols. So this original version sparked my interest. Gonna put a set of Trijicon HD’s on them when they arrive. Overall who carries this model and what can I expect. I no stranger to single stack Subs but never owned a Walther. Plan shooting it as soon as I get those sights installed. I was hoping it would fit my shield holsters but... nope. It’s a bit wider in the trigger guard to fit. So, got one ordered. Any issues I need to be aware of or carry thoughts??

You did good, M1's are my favorite not only in PPS but PPQ's also.
 

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I've used a Walther PPS40 for years as one of my concealed carry weapons. Often on warmer humid days, it is my go-to gun. I carry it in a Falco dual IWB/OWB holster at 4 o'clock. This is a nice comfortable rig.


Here is a great link that all PPS owner should have bookmarked... https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/...ervations.html


I bought the pistol used from an auction in Arizona. It appeared to have been well maintained and only lightly used with maybe 50 rounds fired through it. Probably guarded a sock drawer.

The only issue, a real non-issue because I studied the link above, is that after I fired about 150-200 rounds I was having feeding problems. This was caused when the finish started wearing off the cartridge loading ramp. I fired a couple hundred more rounds through it to clear off all the finish. I could have sanded or buffed the finish off, but I wanted the malfunction practice.

Enjoy your Walther PPS M1
 

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Used to carry the .40, switched to the 9mm. Excellent gun, and extremely underrated.


Walther did the M2 a great disservice by omitting the rail and the means to decock it. Though I've never hung a light from mine, I use the decocker several times a day.
 

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Spin40. Thank you for sharing that link. I just read it too to bottom and studied the pics! Much appreciated this is exactly what I wanted to know. I’m waiting to shoot this firearm until I get my night sights installed. Then I’ll head out and give it it’s first break in. I’ve just lubed it like recommended via your post.
Thank you!
 

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None. Unless you want to take off the back piece. That would decock the PPS M1. Nobody does that ;)

I wouldn't be so sure of that. Then again, I've often been called a nobody. No worries.



That’s what I thought. None. (Basically, yeah never take that thing off).

You don't take it off. You hit the tab, it slides down and decocks the gun. Then you slide it back up into the locked position.

Really, there's no big ordeal about it. I've been using it for the last 3 years and haven't managed to break my backstrap yet.

It's less effort exerted than racking the slide (to clear the gun), then racking the slide again (to load it), not to mention the bullet setback that will inevitably occur.

To each their own, but don't be derisive towards me because I use the mechanism of the gun for that which is intended.
 

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I love the PPS original. I love everything about it except the stupid disabling backstrap feature. Otherwise it's truly the perfect single stack handgun. It's my top single stack choice, over the PPS M2, Kahr K9/P9, and a few others.

I made a rubber grip sleeve from an old bicycle innertube and slid it over the grip as added protection from the backstrap falling off if I were to drop the gun in a struggle. And it adds almost no thickness but good tact feel. I like it.

I have a set of Mepro night sites and they are fantastic. Highly recommend. Nice steep angle too on the rear site for 1-handed racking.

I cannot sing the praises of the PPS original enough. Accurate, soft shooting, reliable, I love the lines and paddle release....

Great choice. Here's mine next to the older bigger brother P99.
 

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I’m hoping if I never take it off (I like the one that’s installed from the factory,smaller) I’ll never mess with it EVER and never have a problem. I’m very use to Glock field striping so I’ll do it “Glock style” and call it good. I see no reason to ever mess with it.
 

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I got on the PPS band wagon early on, to the point I had to pry it away from the clerks in the gun store where I ordered it as it was so innovative at the time. Never failed me and I consider it one of my wisest gun purchases.

Good pick, OP.

 

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I love my pps m1 9 mm. I have had mine for seven years. I have never had mine to fail in any way or any ammo I have put thru it. I'm kind of surprised to hear of all these problems everyone claims to be having. I've put several thousand rounds thru mine. Never a failure of any kind. Maybe I just got lucky.
 

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What amazes me is how comfortable to shoot for such a small pistol. 200 rounds of practice and still comfortable. After I got the PPS in 2009 I sold off my Hk P7 because the PPS was so much more practical. I wish I'd put the P7 in the safe...
 

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I hear ya, I’ve never shot a P7 let alone held one. But I’ve heard so much about them I’d sure like too!
 

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What amazes me is how comfortable to shoot for such a small pistol. 200 rounds of practice and still comfortable. After I got the PPS in 2009 I sold off my Hk P7 because the PPS was so much more practical. I wish I'd put the P7 in the safe...

I never understood the infatuation with the P7 but saw one the other day LNIB $3,000+. Guess they are all being sucked up by collectors now.
 
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