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Old 03-23-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Return of the PPS 50

It's back! This is one very fun gun. It's a .22 version of the PPSH41 with an all steel 50 round drum magazine. This is an all steel, very good quality rifle and the magazine is a great design and very well made. The ones imported in the '80's were picky about the ammo you fed it, but once you found a load it liked, the fun was on. Man I'd love to grab one of these.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

The price of the magazines for that thing--even the simple box mags--will make your eyes water.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

The price of the box magazines are way out of line, but the drum is bordering on reasonable when you consider the quality of the PPS drum, it's all stamped steel. Legacy will be selling the drums for $102.00.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

A friend of mine has a real PPSh... you just haven't rocked and rolled until you shoot a 72 round burst.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, the PPSH-41 was IMO the best of the WWII SMG's. I shot one back in the '80's that was supposedly a Vietnam "souvenir." The interesting thing about it was the bullet hole through the laminated stock. Perhaps it was donated as a souvenir somewhat reluctantly.

The PPSH was very controlable, very reliable and with the 7.62x25 round, very flat shooting. Hard to imagine a more suitable SMG for fighting in the streets of Stalingrad. The only drawback was how to hold it; you have to hold it by the magazine, which takes a little getting used to since its round.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #6
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

Never fired a PPSh, but I have tried Thompsons, an HK MP5, and an S&W M76. Lots of fun.

I remember that some years back, I had a chance to fire an AM-180, a full auto .22 rimfire with a drum on top sort of like an old Lewis gun.

177 rounds went downrange in about 6 seconds. The brass cascaded down in almost a solid stream, and the gun sounded as if someone were ripping burlap next to the microphone of a PA system . . . hardly any recoil, just a light, steady, push, easy to control and still maintain good accuracy.

The only part about the gun that wasn't fun was loading the magazines.

Wonder how the price has gone up since the '86 ban . . .
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

kinda looks like a 10/22 with one of those promag drums and a barrel shroud.
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Re: Return of the PPS 50

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Oh yeah, the PPSH-41 was IMO the best of the WWII SMG's. I shot one back in the '80's that was supposedly a Vietnam "souvenir." The interesting thing about it was the bullet hole through the laminated stock. Perhaps it was donated as a souvenir somewhat reluctantly.

The PPSH was very controlable, very reliable and with the 7.62x25 round, very flat shooting. Hard to imagine a more suitable SMG for fighting in the streets of Stalingrad. The only drawback was how to hold it; you have to hold it by the magazine, which takes a little getting used to since its round.

Kevin, at 1500fps(And that through a four-inch barrel) for 7.62x25mm, is it any wonder it's so flat-shooting?
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