I would say that the rear tab is an extra safety measure to make sure that that backstrap does not come off while firing the weapon. If it did then you would be in a world of hurt if the SHTF...so does the PPS have the capability to fire without a mag in the gun and just a round in the chamber?The other beef I have is the tail that sticks out on the back of the mags. Its only purpose seems to be to lock in the release tab on the removable quick safe backstrap. IMO, if that wasn?t there, the 6 round mag would be really nice in a pants pocket. I may buy another magazine to cut that off.
I would say that the rear tab is an extra safety measure to make sure that that backstrap does not come off while firing the weapon.
that is 100% correct...Jake Starr,
To answer your question, my new PPS will fire without a magazine inserted. However, according to Page 12 of the PPS Safety and Instruction Manual that came with my pistol - Walther does offer a magazine disconnect feature on some PPS pistols.