Walther PPS in 40SW

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Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by Vonz90 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:13 pm

Apparently I bought one last night. I put in a bid that I figured was too low but won anyway.

So cool.

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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by Precision » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:20 pm

I won't buy anything else in .40. It just isn't that much better than 9mm in any way and the cost of feeding it is going to go up as the round falls further out of favor. But if you got it at a way too cheap price. Meh, it is a good gun and cheaply purchased good guns are awesome.
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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by Jered » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:31 am

.40 S&W isn't much better than 9mm. I've got two guns in .40.

I prefer .45 or 9mm.
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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by randy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:16 am

If you decide you don't like it in. 40, did you get it cheap enough that converting it to 9mm is an option?

I don't like the sharp impulse of the. 40 and will stay with 9mm and .45acp in autos as well.

In either case always nice to get a good deal.
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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm

I should rent some 9mm and practice more; I've got out of the habit and need to get back into it. I liked .40S&W better back when, but I practiced more with .40.
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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by Vonz90 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:14 pm

randy wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:16 am
If you decide you don't like it in. 40, did you get it cheap enough that converting it to 9mm is an option?

I don't like the sharp impulse of the. 40 and will stay with 9mm and .45acpin autos as well.

In either case always nice to get a good deal.
I bought the P99C a bit ago in 40 and like it a lot. I do not really notice any extra recoil, but some of that is that it is a much nicer pistol that the LC9 I was carrying. The issue with the P99C is that it is kind of fat (1.3 inches vs .9 for the LC9). I thought I would get use to it but have not.

The PPS has almost the same dimensions as the LC9, same # of rounds, but they are 40 rounds. So I am figuring win/win. And for $205, not a lot of risk if I do not like it.

I am going to get some 12 round magazines with extensions for the P99C. That makes it really a midsize pistol and it can be my bedside pistol to replace the Ruger P97DC that has filled that role since 2000 or so (it is very reliable, but has the worst trigger in the known universe).

One thing, they both have the paddle mag release, which I like.

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Re: Walther PPS in 40SW

Post by Vonz90 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:27 am

Picked it up last week. The ad was said "almost new" or words to that effect. However, it looks absolutely new, like probably not fired etc.

So far quite happy. I ordered some extra maga for it. Should get it to the range next week.

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