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Thread: New Walther PPQ

  1. #111
    Swoble Guest
    Update: Ran another couple hundred rounds through the PPQ, and similar to last time - the gun functioned fantastic (still no cleaning/lubing etc.) and toward the end of the day, when the pistol was hot to the touch, two failures to extract resulting in a double feed (well, a double feed of a live round trying to close on an empty casing). Oddly I fired the gun more this time than previously, and had fewer failures. Gun still laser accurate (even with the brown bear ammo).

  2. #112
    Swoble Guest
    Finally got around to taking my CWP class (been lazy since leaving the Patrol). Needless to say my PPQ did not disappoint. 50 rounds, 5-15 yards, shooting from low ready, and holster draw. The thing continues to be a laser beam. Had one failure to extract which ended up with me punching the casing out with a spare pen --- switched over to Hornady Critical Defense (only other ammo I had in my bag) ran flawlessly.


  3. #113
    Swoble Guest
    Update: Concluded my 900 round Brown Bear test. As posted before, perhaps 12-15 double feeds out of the 900 rounds. No cleaning, no lube. Gun functioned 100% with brass ammo (used periodically during the shoots).

    My brother shot my PPQ a few times, and liked it so much he sold his XD and ordered one. Prices have jumped a bit, and the guns themselves have become a bit scarce.

    The forums: So far, no new observations about issues. A handful of individual issues, but I see no trends or serious issues popping up.

    Good news: Walther is letting go of Smith and Wesson as their US-based warranty branch. There is word that Walther will be building a US base of operations sometime in 2013. Warranty work has been hit or miss with the S&W guys (gee, because you sell an opposing model!?). This is encouraging.

    Holster!: Took a while (and they even shipped it to my old address first!) but Blade-Tech WRS arrived. The WRS system is slightly different between handguns, so this one isn't quite as fast as my P2000 model, but still very reasonable. Nice to have a safe/robust duty based holster.



    Shootin'!: Stole this screen-cap from a video of me and a buddy shooting. We film most of our drills so we can watch them and tear ourselves apart...quite useful (unfortunately!)


  4. #114
    Swoble Guest
    New sight...: The one big weakness I see with this gun is the plastic front sight. It is cheap plastic, and I think they chose a silly/poor attachment method. While testing out an ALS holster, the front sight snagged and popped off...and needed replacing. Dawson has released a fibre optic (or) tritium front with a plain black serrated rear. I ordered the front until I can afford the rear. Build is nice...but this slide will eventually be getting an RMR treatment.

    If you like fibre-optic sights, I guess it's a nice option. Have not used it in anger yet.


  5. #115
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    Anyone here carrying the PPQ AIWB? Certain people on certain other forums seem to have the idea that because it has a nicer (not lighter) trigger than certain other striker-fired, safety-less polymer guns, it is somehow less safe.

  6. #116
    Swoble Guest
    I haven't tried...the risks are inherently the same, but I see no reason not to. If you're going by the folks over at the Walther Forums - they are unfortunately a very diverse and rather experience-limited group. I'd ignore them, and do what you trust yourself to do.

  7. #117
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoble View Post
    I haven't tried...the risks are inherently the same, but I see no reason not to. If you're going by the folks over at the Walther Forums - they are unfortunately a very diverse and rather experience-limited group. I'd ignore them, and do what you trust yourself to do.
    That forum has its share of 'special people', but better than most brand-specific forums, to be fair. I'm thinking of an un-named forum started by and based around a different trainer.

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    Interesting thread Elbows. Maybe we'll stick and RMR on it, have Balde Tech make a holster for it, invade that forum nobody is talking about, and flip off a few more people. What do you think?

  9. #119
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    Default New Walther PPQ

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  10. #120
    I like the ppq. I dislike the sights. If an rmr option was available (with buis, ofcourse) I would be tempted.

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