Welcome everyone to the 99th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, decided the gold and diamond encrusted Glock 19 was pure fudd crap.
At the time this article was written, the original auction remained up with no bids placed on the gold and diamond-clad Glock 19. We can only hope it finds its way to a new bipartisan home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom PPS-43C pistol chambered in 9mm. As is tradition, this brace equipped blaster is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $650 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Handcrafted PPS or Ruined History?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“If you REALLY hate bullpups, this is your PCC! (sorry, I meant pistol…)” – Giorgio O.
“This gun almost makes me want to dump all my 9mm and adopt 40S&W or worse, 45ACP.” – Pete
“Wrong caliber and awkward brace integration. I give it 0/5 Sudaevs” – Rusty S.
“Factory with a folding stock that is welded into position. So this person performed a sort of sexual reassignment surgery to make this abomination.” – Nick C.
Selling this optic equipped gat is GunBroker seller Good Life Guns, located in Jay, ME. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom PPS-43C pistol.
Up for auction is a professionally custom-built PPS-43C pistol chambered in 9mm Luger. This pistol has been modified with the addition of a SB Tactical, Model SOB pistol brace. Steel buffer tube adapter has been skillfully welded to receiver to allow addition of pistol buffer tube and brace. The pistol was manufactured by Pioneer Arms in Random, Poland. Overall length of pistol is 33.5″, LOP is 13.25″. Rear sight has been replaced with a weaver rail. This firearm comes with (1) 30rd magazine and Firefield red dot with red laser mounted to weaver rail. This is a used firearm and does have some minor scratches from normal use. This is a very practical, one-of-a-kind custom firearm. If you need any other information or need any other photos, please let us know. We ship to the lower 48 states only. We only ship to states where this is legal, please know your states laws. Shipping is a flat $35.00. Gunbroker is now collecting Sales Tax for online purchases. If your state is a GunBroker.com MPF State, your state requires Marketplace Facilitators to collect and remit sales tax on items you purchase, so you will be required to pay the tax due for your purchases on GunBroker.com. The tax amount will be included on your order during checkout.
The PPS submachine gun was designed and used by the Soviet Red Army during World War II. These were later adopted by several other countries of the former Warsaw Pact, and these still see use in various regions across the globe.
Usually, these feature a set of open-type iron sights with a rear sight pivoting for windage and elevation. I guess this builder decided the future was now, and opted for a weaver mounted red dot instead.
The PPS-43 features a 9.6″ barrel that easily puts you in the tax stamp territory. The owner or builder of this firearm decided they preferred a pistol brace instead and welded up this adapter for an AR buffer tube pistol brace combo. I’m not sure how hard it is to source parts for these, but seeing AR parts on weapons carried by the Red Army just seems wrong. Plus the overall execution I feel is really lacking.
There are plenty of upsides to this rifle, and the biggest one is the chambering. 7.62x25mm Tokarev is far from common caliber, and a 9mm version makes the gun far more practical. What’s the market for an American cloned closed-bolt PPS-43C pistol? Honestly, I have no idea, but $650 doesn’t seem that unreasonable. As always, I could be wrong, and that’s why I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this PPS-43C a Hot Gat or some tacky Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom PPS-43C 9mm Pistol with Brace is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: