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    Walther PPQ

    Mr. Vickers, have you shot/examined a Walther PPQ yet? If so what are your thoughts on it as CCW pistol.
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    I handled it briefly at SHOT show this year- no trigger time behind it yet so I will withhold judgement at this time

    Be safe

    LAV

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    Any updates? Thanks!

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    Just got one in 9mm - so far I am very impressed; the trigger is the best I have ever felt on an box stock striker fired gun

    I am going to run it exclusively for awhile to really shake it out but this could be the best gun of its type on the market today - it has serious potential

    Stay tuned

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    Sir,

    On the topic of the PPQ, I've put a few thousand rounds down mine and become aware of a few issues that, if you are carrying a PPQ, you may be able to comment on ...

    1. Do you feel the PPQ's recoil is overly sharp, and is this an issue compared to similar 9mm guns?

    2. Do you feel the PPQ's SLIDE release is too pronounced or just enough?

    3. Have you noticed an increase in required force to insert a full mag on a closed slide?

    4. I am curious what sights you were running, or would like to see, on the PPQ.

    Thank you sir.
    Last edited by Army Chief; 08-07-12 at 13:09. Reason: Original text asked about SLIDE release, not magazine. (Post was edited by two different Mods - didn't catch the error.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Vickers View Post
    Just got one in 9mm - so far I am very impressed; the trigger is the best I have ever felt on an box stock striker fired gun

    I am going to run it exclusively for awhile to really shake it out but this could be the best gun of its type on the market today - it has serious potential

    Stay tuned

    LAV
    Thank you Mr. Vickers, looking forward to hear your opinions on this pistol.

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    Just got a bit of trigger time with the PPQ and here is my initial thoughts;

    1) very accurate
    2) had a bit more snap than a Glock or M&P which I attribute to slide velocity; slide cycles very fast- still manageable
    3) trigger is superb for a striker fired pistol and is already getting even better
    4) magazine release is very easy to use
    5) seating a fully loaded mag is no problem
    6) muzzle flip is not an issue

    I have no aftermarket sights yet for it- I like the gun and I am going to run it as my primary for awhile to really shake it out- limited ammo so far but zero malfunctions

    Be safe

    LAV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Vickers View Post
    4) magazine release is very easy to use
    Sir,

    My question before it was edited was about SLIDE release. You advocate some guns have an extended slide release, do you feel the PPQ's (and P30's) longer lever is an appropriate amount of an extension or to the point where it can get in the way (being held up or down) by the strong hand thumb while firing?

    Do guns like the P30 and PPQ just simply require extra grip attention to keep the thumb entirely away from that lever? Is this a flaw or a wash compared to the benefit of having very easy to hit slide lock reloads?

    Thank You Sir.
    Last edited by JSantoro; 08-08-12 at 07:27. Reason: Do what you're told, spare us the editorial.

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    I don't like the overly extended lever on the PPQ or P30 but it is easily worked around by obtaining the the correct grip which keeps the thumb well away from it during firing

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    So far I have been very impressed by the PPQ - I am currently using it as my primary training pistol in order to really shake it out - it has been 100% reliable so far and incredibly accurate; in fact one of the most accurate pistols I have ever fired

    This gun has the makings of a serious winner

    I'll keep everyone posted as things progress

    LAV

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