Walther’s New-for-2016 PPS M2 Slim Carry Pistol


Walther’s New-for-2016 PPS M2 Slim Carry Pistol

New year, new Walther pistol. Well, sort of.

AllOutdoor readers have seen the PPS here before, both in a review and in a comparison alongside the Walther CCP. But some changes have been made in the new PPS M2.

Here’s a quick rundown of the features of the PPS vs. the PPS M2:

  • PPS M2 offers slide serrations front and rear; PPS only has them in the rear.
  • PPS has a weaver accessory rail at front of frame; PPS M2 does not.
  • Trigger appears to be similar, and perhaps the same.
  • PPS M2 offers a more ergonomic grip than the PPS.
  • PPS M2 has a pushbutton mag release; PPS has a paddle release on the trigger guard.

Both PPS and PPS M2 have these features:

  • Metal 3-dot sights.
  • Red cocking indicator.
  • Chamber viewport.
  • Extended slide stop, locks back when empty.
  • Tenifer matte black finish coating.
  • 2 Mag options: flat, mid, or extended.

Overall dimensions will apparently remain the same between the PPS and the PPS M2.

Walther PPS M2 Pistol
Walther PPS M2 Pistol

As near as I can tell, they took a PPS, removed the Weaver rail to streamline the front of the frame, changed the grip a little, and employed a more-conventional magazine release.

Walther PPS M2 Pistol
Walther PPS M2 Pistol

I like the looks of it, and I enjoyed trying it on the 2016 SHOT Show Range Day.

Some PPS M2 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm or 40 S&W
  • Finish: Black Tenifer
  • Trigger Pull: 6.1 lbs
  • Trigger Travel: 0.2″
  • Barrel Length: 3.18″
  • Capacity S/M/L: 6/7/8 rounds
  • Overall Length: 6.3″
  • Height w/Magazine: S/M/L – 4.4″/4.9″/5.3″
  • Width: 1″
  • Weight (empty mag): 21.1 ounces (1.3 pounds)
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