Pocket pistols first appeared in Walther’s product line in the early 1900s, making them one of the very first firearms companies to manufacture compact pistols. The DNA of those early compacts is present in Walther pistols today, especially in the PPS, which brings Walther’s designs squarely into the 21st century. Part of Walther’s heritage involves pushing the envelope in manufacturing techniques and design, and that is exactly what has been accomplished with the impressive PPS pistol.

Next-Gen Power
For those shooters who want more bang in their pocket pistol, the PPS chambered in 9mm or .40 S&W is a near-perfect combination of concealability and raw firepower. Not much larger than the company’s PK380 or PPK pistols, the PPS pocket pistol uses a larger round and remains thin—less than an inch thick. That means less bulk to conceal. The PPS has a no-nonsense look and sports a matte black Tenifer finish that is highly corrosion resistant. The PPS uses a polymer frame that offers what Walther calls a QuickSafe backstrap, which comes in two sizes for a custom fit to your hand and, when removed, can completely disable the pistol’s firing. No tools are required to remove the backstrap. The PPS’ trigger safety requires the trigger to be pressed fully to discharge the pistol. It is a striker-fired system with about a 6-pound trigger pull. A cocking indicator slightly protrudes from the rear of the pistol and can be both seen and felt. It also features a loaded-chamber indicator, which is a small viewport that shows a round in the chamber. The three-dot sights are big, bold and easy to use when acquiring a target. The sights are made of steel, making them more durable than polymer sights. Like the PK380, the PPS magazine release is ambidextrous and built into the triggerguard. For those who like options, there are three magazine sizes, from ones that hold six 9mm or five .40 S&W rounds flush to the butt, to extended versions that hold up to eight 9mm rounds or seven .40 S&W.

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