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I’m about to relegate my long-time EDC, Glock 43, to back up duty or maybe to kitchen drawer gun. The M2 is taking over as my preferred EDC after the last range trip where I clearly shot better with it under controlled conditions. Same ammo, same distances, same time, different outcomes. I just shot better with the PPS M2. I received my PJ Holsters IWB for the M2, and am waiting my Canute from UBG. Should be a couple more weeks.


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I’m about to relegate my long-time EDC, Glock 43, to back up duty or maybe to kitchen drawer gun. The M2 is taking over as my preferred EDC after the last range trip where I clearly shot better with it under controlled conditions. Same ammo, same distances, same time, different outcomes. I just shot better with the PPS M2. I received my PJ Holsters IWB for the M2, and am waiting my Canute from UBG. Should be a couple more weeks.


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My PPS M2 is a great shooter. It really shoots like a bigger gun, and it has been totally reliable. Enjoy yours and I hope you like shooting it as much as I do mine.
 

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My PPS M2 is my summer and sometimes weekend carry gun. I also prefer it when I dress up in a suit which is rare these days. It is a nice slim option that handles and shoots well.
 
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Suits. I only have one suit....have worn it three times in the last 15 years (three funerals). To me, dressing up means wearing SANDALS with my shorts and t-shirt......and the t-shirt is optional. :D

Durn, I love retirement.
 

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I carried my PPQ M1 in 40 S&W until I got my PPS M2. Now I carry it everyday with the 8rd mag., in a PJ OWB holster. Makes for a great rig for me.
The PPQ now has nite patrol on the nite stand.
 

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So, I've got 480 consecutively flawless rounds through my PPS M2 (out of 630 total with breakin issues during the first 150) and am wanting to carry mine now EDC.

Questions:
1. How many successful consecutive rounds until you all feel comfortable with yours?
2. Reading with interest on the metal guide-rod assemblies but not much with respect to the PPS M2s other than that they're available. Do you all feel uncomfortable with the OEM plastic?

I will admit to replacing my CZ75B plastic rod with a metal one. No empirical reason, plastic is just unsettling to me for some reason and decided to go with Lakeline LLC. I'll also admit to having to take time to come around to poly frames as well. Comments and perspectives definitely welcomed. I've been absorbing the threads over on the PPQ forum and suppose they apply equally to the PPS.


Sorry if this should be it's own post - don't mean to hijack this one but since we're talking about moving to EDC I thought it would be value-add.
 

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For me I was comfortable after 700. But keep in mind even after 10,000 flawless rounds , you will never really know what is going to happen with the next pull of the trigger.
Great choice for a carry weapon.
 

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So, I've got 480 consecutively flawless rounds through my PPS M2 (out of 630 total with breakin issues during the first 150) and am wanting to carry mine now EDC.

Questions:
1. How many successful consecutive rounds until you all feel comfortable with yours?
2. Reading with interest on the metal guide-rod assemblies but not much with respect to the PPS M2s other than that they're available. Do you all feel uncomfortable with the OEM plastic?

I will admit to replacing my CZ75B plastic rod with a metal one. No empirical reason, plastic is just unsettling to me for some reason and decided to go with Lakeline LLC. I'll also admit to having to take time to come around to poly frames as well. Comments and perspectives definitely welcomed. I've been absorbing the threads over on the PPQ forum and suppose they apply equally to the PPS.


Sorry if this should be it's own post - don't mean to hijack this one but since we're talking about moving to EDC I thought it would be value-add.
1. After 500 rounds without a failure I starting carrying mine. It now has over 1,100 rounds without any failures.
2. Regarding the metal guide rod, I bought a BT guide rod that is all metal. The only reason I did was because some folks talked about the recoil spring becoming un-captured from their recoil guide rod. That never happened to me with the factory RSA, but I did not want to chance that on a carry pistol.

Why did I choose the BT guide rod for my PPS M2? Well, it was the only one available at the time (Lakeline did not offer one back then). Also, the BT guide rod uses the Walther factory recoil spring unlike the Lakeline version. I did not want an aftermarket recoil spring for a carry gun. Just my personal opinion, and I am sure that the Lakeline metal guide rod and recoil spring works great. Many users on here have posted that they have had zero issues with the Lakeline RSA and it is also cheaper in price than the BT guide rod. I just wanted the factory recoil spring, and wanted a guide rod that would not become un-captured as my PPS M2 is one of my carry guns. I chose option number three on the BT guide rod website when ordering mine for the PPS M2.

Here are some threads about problems with the factory RSA for the PPS M2, although I never encountered that problem with any of mine (I have a few of the factory ones):

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/46924-pps-m2-not-so-captured-recoil-spring.html

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/83825-guide-rod-spring-assembly-failure.html

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/110132-pps-m2-guide-rod.html

Here are links to the BT guide rod and the Lakeline version for the PPS/PPS M2:

PPS M2 and Classic ? BT Guide Rods

https://lakelinellc.com/shop/walther-pps-m2-classic-stainless-steel-recoil-assembly/
 

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Here are some threads about problems with the factory RSA for the PPS M2, although I never encountered that problem with any of mine (I have a few of the factory ones):

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/46924-pps-m2-not-so-captured-recoil-spring.html

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/83825-guide-rod-spring-assembly-failure.html

https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pps/110132-pps-m2-guide-rod.html

Here are links to the BT guide rod and the Lakeline version for the PPS/PPS M2:

PPS M2 and Classic ? BT Guide Rods

https://lakelinellc.com/shop/walther-pps-m2-classic-stainless-steel-recoil-assembly/

Thanks Soc - I did spend time reading about the springs on the RSA coming uncaptured. Some were pretty entertaining but I'm with you, I'd prefer not to deal with that. I also saw where some were getting either BT or LL RSAs and keeping the OEM RSA for a backup which I think I'm going to do.



Considering LL was about 1/2 the price of BT and I've used 3rd party springs before with zero issues on my other guns I went ahead and got one on order.



Appreciate the feedback!
 

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Can the front of the LL guide rod be made black?
Not that I can see. I don’t think it’ll look bad though. I’ll take a photo when I get it.
 

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OK, one more photo for the road of the steel RSA. I took it to the range and put another 100 rounds through it with the steel rod and she's still performing 100%. No issues.

One thing I think I notice, and maybe it's my imagination, but I think I'm detecting less muzzle flip. I'd like to think that its because there's more weight on the front of the gun but the steel vs plastic RSA I wouldn't think would have that much weight difference.
 

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