I’ve been in the market for a new CCW that my wife and I could both use instead of my trying to get her used to my Glock. I know Glock is pretty much the gun of choice but I love the feel and ergonomics of Walther pistols much more than I do Glock. I chose the Walther PPS M2 over the S&W M&P Shield 2.0, Glock 48, and the Sig Sauer P365. All of those guns are incredible, durable, reliable, and practical but the feel of the Walther PPS M2 was noticeably more comfortable. I also bought a holster for both as a CCW and open carry, night sights, a magazine reloader, Talon Grips, and a laser from Crimson Trace. This blog is my set-up for my new Walther PPS M2 that can be used to get some ideas on ways to make your gun more comfortable and accurate. 

Walther PPS M2

The Walther Police Pistol Slim (PPS) M2 model is designed to be used exclusively as a CCW or secondary pistol for LEO’s. The original PPS was one of the first single stack 9mm pistols developed. I have smaller hands than the average man, so a single stack 9mm fits much better in my hand than a double stack 9mm. The PPS M2 can only carry up to 8 rounds but the accuracy and ergonomics of this pistol are better than any other single stack that I’ve held in my hand.

The ergonomics can’t be understated because that’s what really separates this pistol from the competition. The top of the backstrap on the M2 is rounded out and curved to accommodate your hand for a higher, more secure grip. Underneath the trigger guard, it’s cut a little higher to allow your fingers to fit higher into the grip for a more secure fit. Normally with single stack 9mm pistols, you’ll have a hard time getting all of your fingers on the grip. Even with larger hands, the extended 8-round magazine should comfortably fit all your fingers on the grip. 

Specs:

Overall Length 6.3″
Barrel Length 3.2″
Overall Width 1″
Magazine Capacity 6/7/8
Weight (unloaded) 19.4 oz (1.21 lbs) 
Height 4.4″
Caliber 9mm
Trigger Pull Weight 6.1 lbs
Trigger Travel Distance .2″
Safety 3 Auto Features
MSRP $360.00

Features:

  • Includes 2 Magazines
  • Loaded Chamber & Cocking Indicators
  • Trigger Safety
  • Internal Striker Safety
  • Walther QuickSafe Safety
  • Two 7 round magazines included

Why Did I Choose the Walther PPS M2?

I chose the PPS M2 because it has the best ergonomics of any single stack pistol on the market. When comparing with the Glock 43 and the M&P Shield, the Walther PPS M2 has the best recoil control. I really like the S&W trigger out the 3, but the accuracy and felt-recoil of the PPS M2 were noticeably better.  The Glock 43 is obviously incredible, but I think the trigger is not as smooth and the grip is too straight and throws off the line of sight.

As many of our readers know by now, I prefer pistols with a manual safety, but since most companies are going away from manual safeties, I had to roll with the punches. The PPS M2 provides the striker-indicator on the back of the slide to alert you anytime the trigger is being depressed. This helps to prevent accidental discharges as you holster your gun. A good practice to use is to place your finger on the back of the slide where the striker pin is as you holster. It will alert you by pressing the pin into your finger if the trigger gets caught on a string or shirt. 

 

Where Can I Buy the Walther PPS M2?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. RK Guns
  4. Gearfire
  5. Cabelas

Walther PPS M2 9mm Pistol, Black

 

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Walther PPS M2 LE Edition

As you can see with the PPS M2 LE edition, the only thing different than the original M2 is the night sights and the number of magazines it comes with. The LE version comes with all 3 magazines (6,7, and 8) with the purchase of the gun. You can always try to put night sights on your PPS M2 but it’s much easier to have the factory place them on. Another issue to consider for police is each police organization has different regulations to follow in regards to what they can put on their pistols. If you’re a cop and want an advantage over stock sights, this will be your best bet, especially if you’re not allowed to put on a red dot sight. 

Specs:

Overall Length 6.3″
Barrel Length 3.2″
Overall Width 1″
Magazine Capacity 6/7/8
Weight (unloaded) 19.4 oz (1.21 lbs) 
Height 4.4″
Caliber 9mm
Trigger Pull Weight 6.1 lbs
Trigger Travel Distance .2″
Safety 3 Auto Features
MSRP $390.00

Features:

  • Includes 3 Magazines
  • Loaded Chamber & Cocking Indicators
  • Trigger Safety
  • Internal Striker Safety
  • Walther QuickSafe Safety
  • Comes with night sights for LE model

Walther PPS M2 9mm LE Edition Pistol w/ Night Sights

 

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Walther PPS 

The Walther PPS is a great option for first-time gun owners who want a solid CCW that will always be reliable and durable enough to handle anything. The Walther PPS is different than the PPS M2 because it doesn’t come with the front serrations. The magazine release for the PPS is located on the trigger guard for an ambidextrous mag release. Finally, the PPS M2 removed the interchangeable backstraps on the PPS. The interchangeable backstraps forced the backstrap to be removed if you’re using the large backstrap before you take apart the gun. Everything else is virtually the same between the original PPS and PPS M2. 

Specs:

Overall Length 6.3″
Barrel Length 3.2″
Overall Width 1.1″
Magazine Capacity 6/7/8
Weight (unloaded) 19.4 oz (1.21 lbs) 
Height 4.4″
Caliber 9mm
Trigger Pull Weight 6.1 lbs
Trigger Travel Distance .2″
Safety 3 Auto Features
MSRP $345.00

Features:

  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Includes 2 Magazines
  • Loaded Chamber & Cocking Indicators
  • Trigger Safety
  • Internal Striker Safety
  • Walther QuickSafe Safety
  • Comes with night sights for LE model

Walther PPS 9mm Black

 

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Talon Grips for Walther PPS M2

Everyone is different, but I’ve never felt a stock grip from a manufacturer that was better than an aftermarket grip. Talon Grips are some of the best and easiest to use because you just remove the grip from the package and place it around your pistol grip. The grip I chose was the rubber texture because I think it’s better for smaller CCW, such as the PPS M2. For $20.00, I think it will be the best 20 bucks you’ll spend on your pistol. 

 

TRUGLO TFX Pro Tritium and Fiber Optic Xtreme

I think of night sights the same as I do as aftermarket grips because they can never make your pistol worse. The TRUGLO fiber optic sights glow in the dark during low light situations and make it much easier for target acquisition. The Tritium fiber optic is sealed in an indestructible chemical and shock-resistant capsule and CNC-machined steel for unstoppable durability. While some night sights only glow in the dark, the TRUGLO fiber optic sights always glow for optimal target acquisition time. 

 

Stealth Black USA Flag – Kydex OWB Holsters by Outlaw Holsters

Every gun owner who has a CCW should always have a concealed carry holster and an open-carry holster. I love the American flag design on this holster and it fits on the most common belts (up to 1.5″). It’s also very easy to install on your hip and doesn’t dig int your side when you bend over or sit down. Even if you end up beating this holster up while carrying it through the woods or dropping it, Outlaw Holster offers a 1-year replacement warranty. 

 

Concealment Express Tuckable IWB KYDEX Holster

The Concealment Express IWB holster is able to accommodate almost every possible pistol you’d ever own. I own this holster because it’s designed to be ambidextrous and is easily tucked inside your shirt or hoodie, without printing. The safety features are also very legit and make me feel much more comfortable than some other basic models. You’ll hear a satisfying ‘CLICK’ letting you know your weapon is securely holstered & won’t come out unless you want it to. The retention pressure is adjustable for you to find the perfect draw pressure for you. With the claw feature on the holster, your PPS M2 will never print in any clothing you wear that is not skin tight for the ability to conceal it easily. 

 

Magazine Holder for 9mm 10mm .40 .45 Caliber Double & Single Stack Mags, Universal Mag Pouch

When you carry a single-stack 9mm, you know you’re not going to get a large capacity in ammo. I highly recommend carrying a magazine pouch that can be easily attached to any sized belt under 2″ thick. This mag pouch is universal and will fit any 9mm, 10mm, .40, .45 Caliber Magazines, Single, or Double Stack Mag. You can easily adjust the mag holder by turning 3 screws on the surface to adjust the width of the holder. It’s also very comfortable and durable with the polymer design, which is lightweight, water-resistant, sweat-resistant, and wear-resistant.

 

 

Hilljak Walther PPS 9mm Single-Stack Magazine Loader

Having a magazine loader for a single-stack 9mm might not seem to be worth it but this saves me at least 30 minutes at the range to reload my ammo in between sessions. It’s only $13.00 and works really well and is sturdy enough to last a few years. The Hilljack magazine reloader is also universal for all single-stack 9mm magazines. For a day at the range, this reloader is an awesome tool to keep you shooting instead of taking more time to reload.