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Walther PPS grip lock

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by bithabus, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. bithabus

    bithabus

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    So, I'd like to buy a PPS for carry but I'm turned off by the fact that the gun is designed to fail (ie removing the back of the grip causes the gun to not function).

    Does anyone know of a way to remove or disable this "feature"? I've Googled to no avail.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Zagato

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    plan on using the gun without a rear grip panel?
     

  3. Free Radical

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    I don't see why this should be of concern to you. The back strap is on there very securely. It's not going to fall off. The PPS is a great CCW. Shoot it and enjoy it.
     
  4. Captain38

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    I only wish they'd have incorporated a conventional mag release rather than that darned lever type.
     
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    I'm not fond of it either, but I can l Ive with it. From an engineering standpoint it solves the problem of an ambi mag release without increasing the width of the gun. One of the real beauties of the PPS is its slim profile and with this system that is not compromised.
     
  6. Hendricks433

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    I just got one and its not an issue. The magazine covers the release and once you have the strap you prefer your not going to change it.

    The Magazine release takes some getting use to but if you use your middle finger on your weapon hand its not a problem. Just have to practice and get the muscle memory down.
     
  7. tx787

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    The backstrap is pretty hard to remove even when you want to remove it so it shouldn't be a problem (don't use the PPS as a hammer though). You should try to avoid removing it whenever possible just in case it wears the parts down, the manual says you need to remove to field strip but you can (safely) dry fire to decock just a Glock.

    At first I thought the mag release was odd but it's actually pretty cool because with such a small size it would be possible to accidentally press a conventional release while holding it, this way it prevents an accidental release.
     
  8. raven11

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    it shouldn't, I have a Walther P99 and though i don't repeatedly remove/install it it doesn't show the hint of coming off

    i do agree with the above, once you find your sweet spot for the grip you won't want to change it
     
  9. checkyoursix

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    That all depends. From a left-handed shooter perspective, that "darned" lever is way more user friendly that conventional release buttons; from a general perspective, it limits the profile of the firearm which stays very slim. It's a wonderful CCW, and the grip lock is not a concern at all.
     
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    To remove the back strap it has to slide down after you release it, then pop it straight off. I be darned if you can figure how that will happen in a fire fight. It like saying you don't like a 1911 because it will not fire with the main spring housing off.

    I like the mag release because when it is in a holster, the release is locked in.

    BTW I have had mine well over a year and it is my no 1 carry gun.
     
  11. mikeflys1

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    Use it for a little bit and you'll love it.
     
  12. carbofan21

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    + III

    it may just yet be the best ccw mag release sytem yet developed. a total non-issue
     
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    It may work for you, but NOT for me. I've tried it and find it awkward (slow) compared to the conventional button!
     
  14. hogship

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    For the benefit of those of us who are unfamiliar with the PPS, will someone kindly explain how the mag release functions......thanks

    hog
     
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    Thanks, Bubbala......
     
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    After looking at that pic for a moment, I'm feeling a little confused.......

    Is the PPS mag release normally operated with a finger, instead of thumb, like it's shown in the pic?

    Off hand, that seems like it might be a little awkward, but I have no practical experience to substantiate that thought....

    How are PPS users doing it?

    hog
     
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    Operating it with my finger. I just tried it with my thumb and it doesnt feel right.
     
  19. mickdundie

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    This V

    http://www.getgrip.com/main/overview/handall.html

    Mick:thumbsup:
     
  20. Hendricks433

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    Thumb is practically impossible for me. Middle finger of weapon hand is incredibly easy and Id love if all my guns had that.