Historic PPS-43C Pistol now at I.O. Inc

PPS-43C pistol
PPS-43C pistol

MONROE, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- I.O. Inc. is proud to introduce the PPS-43C pistol, imported from Poland and redesigned for modern use.

The PPS-43C (Pistolet-Pulemet Sudaeva, model of 1943-Sudaev SMG) was designed as a more compact and mobile option than the PPsh-41 used by the Soviet Army during the early years of WWII. A designer named Sudaev offered the original prototype in 1942, then refined the design for the final product in 1943. The result was mass production of the PPS-43 for the Soviet Army, with nearly 2 million manufactured between 1943 and 1946.

Argued as the best SMG (submachine gun) of World War II, the PPS-43 has now been redesigned to shoot from a closed bolt position with a safety located at the front of the trigger guard. The PPS-43C pistol has a stamped steel receiver and barrel shroud, an L-shaped flip rear sight marked for 100 and 200 meters, and a fixed blade front sight.

The PPS-43C is chambered in 7.62×25 mm TT and weighs 8.09 lbs with a loaded magazine or 6.7 lbs empty. The barrel length is 9.84 inches and has an effective range of over 200 yards. It is manufactured at the Radom Plant in Poland and has all new Polish-made parts and components.

The PPS-43C pistol is ATF approved, has an MSRP of $449.95, and ships with four 35-round curved box magazines.

PPS-43C pistol
PPS-43C pistol

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Carl Swickerath

I ordered thru my local gunshop. The PPS-43C arrived "factory sealed" from I.O Inc missing one magazine, sling, and magazine pouch, and owners manual! The intact end lable clearly indicated that in addition to the pistol the box contained "4-35 round magazines and cleaning kit." Serial number of firearm is KM1481P. I.O. has not cleaned up their act – gun "stovepipes" almost every round! Who is stealing the accessories from the box? The pistol is not a "new manufactured" piece, as the buyer is lead to believe, but rather is a re-worked submachine gun to conform the semi-auto regulations in… Read more »


Picked mine up a few weeks back, and not disappointed. Performance with surplus ammo that I had read about was accurate, with 1-2 out of 10 not firing on the first try, but I don't think it's really with going through the whole "field expedient" shimming job to correct. Performance with Sellier and Bellot factory ammo was perfect. Fun, accurate gun for the money!


Ordering one today! The PPSH was always one of my favorites. This will check that box nicely.