New Walther Arms PPS M2 at the 2016 SHOT Show


New Walther Arms PPS M2 at the 2016 SHOT Show

The Walther PPS is one of the new breed of “pocket rocket” single-stack pistols designed for concealed carry. The original gun was introduced a few years ago, and while considered a quality pick, it was hampered by several “Euro” features, including the mag release and generally high price.

For 2016 the European company introduced a new version, the PPS M2, with features geared more for the U.S. market. The best part? The redesign helped drop the price of the pistol from “about” $629 to “about” $460.

I got a chance to handle a fire a few rounds through the Walther PPS M2 9mm at the SHOT Show Industry Range Day. The pistol was comfortable to shoot, had a good trigger, and seemed accurate enough at the limited distance we were shooting. I would have liked to compare the older and newer models side-by-side but I did not have that opportunity.

The video with a Walther rep explains the differences between the PPS and the PPS M2 and why the newer model is a great choice for concealed carry.

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Rob Reed is a firearms instructor, collector and all around "projectile launcher enthusiast" in the Metro Detroit area. He also writes as the Michigan Firearms Examiner.

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