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mig1nc
01-19-12, 23:55
Subject says it all.

goteron
01-20-12, 07:21
Yes, what are you interested in.

I will say I don't understand the hype for the PPQ. The P30 has a better grip and the trigger is mediocre IMO

Biggy
01-20-12, 11:59
Yes, what are you interested in.

I will say I don't understand the hype for the PPQ. The P30 has a better grip and the trigger is mediocre IMO

From what I understand and hear the hype of the Walther PPQ pistol seems to be its accuracy, short trigger reset, reliability, pretty close to a P30 like grip that most people seem to like, and its lifetime service warranty through S&W. The standard version without night sights can be had for $486 if you shop around. A pistols grip shape is personal preference and what one person likes better can vary from person to person. As for the PPQ having a mediocre trigger, compared to what, the Glock, S&W M&P, P30 or 1911 ? From what I have read most people feel it may have the best trigger of any striker fired pistol. Here is one guys review of the Walther PPQ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_QhiTa-7OA , for the recoil and muzzle flip characteristics of the pistol, check out the video at the seven minute mark.

mig1nc
01-20-12, 13:02
Anything new besides the p22 with the laser?

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Littlelebowski
01-20-12, 14:01
Yes, what are you interested in.

I will say I don't understand the hype for the PPQ. The P30 has a better grip and the trigger is mediocre IMO

HUH? The PPQ's trigger is outstanding. Not to mention the price difference.

remast457
01-21-12, 15:36
HUH? The PPQ's trigger is outstanding. Not to mention the price difference.

That's what I was thinking. The short reset stands out.

I will say that it is much better in person than it is in pics though. I was completely underwhelmed until I played with one. Perhaps it is because my eyes are always drawn to the 2 foot long slide lock.

ralph
01-21-12, 16:48
HUH? The PPQ's trigger is outstanding. Not to mention the price difference.

BINGO! At one time I had the hots for a P-30.. bad.I've got a P-2000 with a light LEM, and while I do OK with it, I've always had to put alot of effort into shooting it well, I struggled with pulling the first shot low.(still do) I figure it's because of the mile long pull on the first shot, and I'd probably do the same with a P-30, Bought a PPQ instead, first round goes where I point it, not to mention about $200 cheaper. It's equally accurate, reliable.. Love the controls. The trigger is exactly what I was looking for. Not knocking HK, but after shooting the PPQ for awhile,I don't see any reason to own a P-30....I mean, what's it do better?

djmorris
01-22-12, 14:35
The PPQ looks like a real nice gun for sure and I look forward to handling one. I highly doubt it makes the P30 obsolete by any stretch but it looks slick. Is the slide as easily racked as other Walthers/HK firearms?

Biggy
01-22-12, 15:05
The PPQ looks like a real nice gun for sure and I look forward to handling one. I highly doubt it makes the P30 obsolete by any stretch but it looks slick. Is the slide as easily racked as other Walthers/HK firearms?

For me, it takes a little more finger gripping power when racking the slide. This is mainly due IMO to the shape of the slide, and the somewhat shallower finger grooves on the slide.

Seawolf
01-23-12, 13:45
I got to fondle a PPQ the other day and it struck me as a hybrid type gun. It was as if someone stuck a Glock trigger and fire control into a H&K P30 body.
That's not a bad thing, but the one reason I won't get one just yet is the price of the mags and equipment and sights for it. Any time a brand new handgun hits the market it takes a while for the aftermarket stuff to catch up.

Otherwise I think it has a lot of potential and I would like to see them do other calibers.

mig1nc
01-23-12, 19:41
Well, it uses the same sights as the P99 and is compatible with the PPS sights.

MOST (but not all) P99 holsters work with the PPQ.

So we are talking about 16 years of aftermarket, which would be more robust if the P99 had been marketed better.