Walther’s New-for-2016 PPS M2 Slim Carry Pistol
Russ Chastain 01.04.16
New year, new Walther pistol. Well, sort of.
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.
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.
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)