Walther PPS Bench Evaluation

with Bob Dunlap and Ken BrooksDunlapkenBrooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths

In this video Ken and Bob take a look at the Walther PPS pistol from a gunsmith’s perspective. Most gun reviews found on other websites only include a range evaluation, but GCA members also get to see detailed bench evaluations such as this. Click the ad on the home page if you would like more information about the benefits of membership in the Gun Cub of America.


2 Responses to Walther PPS Bench Evaluation

  1. Love you guys. Always learn something. It would be nice if you could get a higher resolution than 480p. I don’t know which is fuzzier… your video or my old eyes!!!

    As for the PPS, I have pocket carried a .40 cal M1 version for years (No joke. It is my 24/7 gun, with others available as needed.). Lint cleaning and relubing is done on a schedule.

    I do think it would have been very good to have the M1 version (introduced in 2007, I think. There is already a “track record” here.) available for a compare and contrast. My understanding is the M2 version is essentially identical in function to the M1, other than than mag release style and ergonomic changes. For example, the “horned” mechanism that keeps the barrel from going forward is exactly the same on the M1 version. Really haven’t seen or heard of any problems with it. Same story on the extractor, although I do see that as a point of periodic maintenance to prevent rusting, etc. I have heard there are perhaps a couple of small differences between M1 and M2? Not sure what they are. Would be nice to know.

    I JUST purchased the PPS M2 version you are showing (in 9mm), but have not even had enough time to clean, lube, add Talon grips, and take it to the range. I can tell you there is a slight difference in the 2 versions when you reassemble them. the M2 has an extra something it has to slide over that was not on the M1 design. Would like to know what that is?

    The extractors are interesting. Never had an issue with it; however, I think removing , cleaning, relubing, and reinstalling might be something else needed for proper maintenance.

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