I picked up my black PPS in Savannah, Ga. yesterday. I probably paid too much ($595), but they are just very hard to find, and after shooting it today my "buyer's remorse" vanished.
My PPS was absolutely accurate and 100% reliable right out of the box. That always makes me smile, but in my past experience with Walthers that's the norm and not the exception.
The pistol my PPS will replace in my cc duty will be the fine Walther P99c/AS. The PPS is basically a slim P99 and is so much easier to cc in my FIST Kydex IWB holster. I prefer the 7 rd magazine, and I'm willing to trade the 3 extra rounds offered by the P99c/AS for the extra concealability and ease of carry with the PPS. The PPS fit my FIST holster that was custom made so both my P99/AS and P99c/AS would both fit..
My impressions after just the short time I've owned the PPS is that I don't care for the Glocklike trigger vs the AS trigger on the P99's, but I can live with it.
I don't like the one piece dual mag release as well as the individual ones on the P99's, but I'm comfortable with the type, so it's not a big deal.
I DO like the 3 white dot sights as they appear to be roughly twice the size of those on the P99's, and for an old fart with declining vision that's a definite plus.
For anyone thinking this might be a "pocket" cc I respectfully suggest you had better have some very large pockets.. I just don't see the PPS in this role. (I have a Seecamp LWS32 for that duty).
I'll try and include three photos. The first magazine fired from the new PPS at 7', two handed, (while freezing) is shown in one of the photos. I'm very happy with it's accuracy as the PPS has the potential for much greater accuracy than my old hands and vision can take advantage of. You young folks with good eyes and steady hands will love it.
I can see the PPS doing my cc duty and relegating the fine P99c/AS to the gun safe, just based on it's slimness and ease of cc. I love the P99c/AS, but it is a bulky little sucker. (Think Glock26).
It seems many of the current gun magazines have tested the PPS (www.gunblast.com
too) and I've yet to see a negative article. I think this is the first Walther pistol in recent times that has had as much publicity and I think the PPS will continue to be in short supply for a little longer.
I'm well pleased with my PPS, and even at $595 I consider it a bargain.