Gun Report

Walther PPS WAP10001 9mm

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Gun Tests Grade: B. If the extra-capacity magazine hadn’t been linked to malfunctions, we would grade the PPS higher. We’re not sold on the Quick Safe backstraps, either.

Walther PPS WAP10001 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The backstrap was held in place by a leaf spring. Removing the backstrap also disabled the pistol. The release was shielded once the magazine was in place but one clumsy reload and you could end up dumping the backstrap. Also, once removed, this small part would be easy to lose.
The magazine release was integrated with trigger guard. We liked to operate it with the middle finger.
The trigger face included a safety much like the Glock design. Testing the PPS at 12 yards proved that the Walther was accurate and easy to shoot.

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