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Thread: New Walther PPQ

  1. #111
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    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!)


  2. #112
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    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.


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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.

  4. #114
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    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.

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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?

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    Default New Walther PPQ

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    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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    Eh, I have no beef with the guys on the forum, but they're not...a WT crowd if you catch my drift. Lots of guys polishing extractors, and filling in engravings with crayon and such. Also, I'm on the verge of being booted there because I tend to speak my mind with slightly colourful language on occasion.

    I have seen a PPQ with RMR and BUIS, so it is possible - takes a good bit of work unfortunately (tapered slide and such). The build of the PPQ requires a BUIS in front of the RMR, but it's still a workable plan. I plan on doing it when I'm not hurtin' for cash.

    To date also, PPQ sites are available from Trijicon, Mepro, and Dawson I think. The sights are definitely a weakness on the stock model...but that's not to say they don't work as pistol sights. Just preference. There is even a Glock "U" rear sight available straight from Walther (hard to find though).

    RE: Gabe,

    The PPQ would be an amazing candidate for the RMR (it's trigger is simply phenomenal, and barrels seem excellent) but it would be very work intensive. It stills seems to be a pretty well hidden secret on the firearms market, so I doubt most people would give it a second glance. When you say Walther, people still think James Bond and WW2 officer's handguns...not modern guns. I don't know what the market would be like outside of a handful of WT'ers.
    Last edited by Swoble; 10-06-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigfan22 View Post
    I like the ppq. I dislike the sights. If an rmr option was available (with buis, ofcourse) I would be tempted.
    The standard sights do seem to be problematic. I guess one positive is that the sights are the *only* problem the gun seems to have.

    Dawson makes replacement irons, I'm not sure if there are others out at this point though.

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