The PPS (Russian: or “Pistolet-pulemjot Sudaeva”, in English: “Sudaev’s submachine-gun”) was a family of Soviet submachine guns chambered in 7.62x25mm Tokarev, developed by Alexei Sudayev as a low-cost personal defense weapon for reconnaissance units, vehicle crews and support service personnel. The PPS and its variants were used extensively by the Red Army during World War II and were later adopted by the armed forces of several countries of the former Warsaw Pact as well as its many African and Asian allies.
The PPS was created in response to a Red Army requirement for a compact and lightweight weapon that would provide similar accuracy and firepower (with a reduced rate of fire) while utilizing more cost-effective means of production than the Soviet PPSh-41 submachine gun being widely deployed at the time.
No longer in production as of 01-01-11.
The semi-automatic PPS-43 is now available through Military Gun Supply. They are built from original Polish parts.
100% ATF Approved, these are available in a carbine with 16″ barrel (shown left),
or in a pistol that has the buttstock permanently fixed into the closed position to
comply with NFA barrel length regulations.
Pistols are available in 7.62×25 and 9mm – Carbines are also available in 9mm and 7.62×25