- Small Magazine
- Low Damage
Law-abiding citizens needing personal protection frequently turn to small concealable pistols, which can be hidden in one's pocket, belt, or purse — ready to surprise the unwary perp. The PPM series in particular was attractive for its small size and affordability, but lacked stopping power and was notoriously difficult to shoot.
A very common firearm sold throughout North America.
- The name "PPM" may be a play on the acronym "ppm", which stands for "Parts Per Million", hinting to the gun's small size.