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Walter PPS 9 vs Ruger LC9??

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Zac808, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    Zac808

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    I'm currently deployed and my wife has been shopping around for handguns for herself. She found the Walter PPS($687) and Ruger LC9($360) the most comfortable for her. It's quite a large price difference between the two. I have limited internet access, so I figure you guys would be the next best thing for reviews. Any opinions of either or both guns are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    i've shot neither... but, i've handled both...

    i really like the PPS, ...it's a single-stacker, thin profile, seems pretty well built - but for me the dealbreaker is the stupid oddball mag release system they've got - the mag release is a lever that seats into the bottom of the trigger guard.. idk, seems like a bad design idea, and you'd have to "untrain" yourself to look for the traditional "thumb release" that's on most all the others..

    as for the lc9, ..for me it's just too small, seems it would be very unpleasant to shoot and hard to keep a good grip on..

    has she tried the S&W M&P?

    BTW thanks for your service!
     
  3. Nov 5, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    I've jus go the LC9 for a pocket gun. Even though I am six feet tall with long fingers I find it much easier to shoot than I had thought it would be and I have been impressed with the accuracy of the short barrel.
     
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    i'd say the LC9 also look at the taurus 709

    or

    if you can locate one, the smith and wesson bodyguard is a pretty neat setup that retails for around 400. it is a .380 that has a built in laser
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Maybe a bit larger than the ones previoiusly mentioned, but the beretta px4 subcompact is a great gun as well. May be a little larger though...
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    The Beretta PX4 example that I tried wouldn't group worth a darn. Make sure you try it before buying.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    The Walter is a lot more gun. Better made and far more reliable. It going bang when you want it to is always worth a few more $.
     
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