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    1. 01-27-2012 08:44 PM #51
      Well, I guess I am part of the club now. Will be picking up my PPQ Tuesday.

    2. 01-27-2012 09:13 PM #52
      Cool...unfortunately the Walther Forums board is pretty weak "My slide pops forward when I put in a magazine too hard!" and "I have brass marks on my...brass deflector surface!" etc.

      Not many mature serious shooters over there. It's a shame...but there is some good info there. If Mark says he can RMR my PPQ, I'll be Alumahyding the frame FDE, so I'll have a pretty brown gun.

    3. 01-28-2012 10:03 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      Cool...unfortunately the Walther Forums board is pretty weak "My slide pops forward when I put in a magazine too hard!"
      I like that feature. The beretta 92fs, the S&W M&P, the CZ75, and the FNP 45 all do that.

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      01-28-2012 10:57 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      Cool...unfortunately the Walther Forums board is pretty weak "My slide pops forward when I put in a magazine too hard!" and "I have brass marks on my...brass deflector surface!" etc.
      Haha...good stuff.

    5. 01-31-2012 06:44 PM #55
      Well I spoke with the smith today about the RMR. Altogether it was possible, but required a special adapter plate etc. I agreed to the work, but then started thinking about the overall cost of the rmr, and smithing, and called back to cancel. I think I'm getting way ahead of myself here. That was going to be much too large of an investment into a gun I'm not 100% used to etc.

      I got way ahead of myself in the "what I want..." vs. "what I need...". I may go back in the future, but for now, I'm going to stay as is.

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      01-31-2012 08:41 PM #56
      i say sell the RMR and get a suppressor for your 1st edition

    7. 01-31-2012 09:09 PM #57
      Yeah, we'll see...it was so tempting but $400+$350...is $750 being spent on a $500 gun that I'm even fully accustomed to yet. And I make piss poor money right now, so I don't know why I was thinking it in the first place (this was all funded by selling off excess gear and gun stuff though). RDS handguns are the current "big thing" so I think it's only a matter of time before companies follow in the steps of the FNP-45 Tactical, and start selling handguns pre-milled for RMR install. I think I'll do what I can to wait it out.

      (Though, yes my tax return would conveniently cover all of this...)

    8. 07-15-2012 09:33 AM #58
      Took my CWP class finally. Been lazy since I left the Patrol.



      The PPQ did not disappoint. This is 50 rounds from 5-15 yards, low ready and holster draw.

      Accuracy continues to be nothing short of fantastic.

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      07-19-2012 07:43 AM #59
      Uh, yes. That's pretty d@mn good. Very nice.

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      07-23-2012 03:15 AM #60
      I went to a show today and ended up picking one of these up. Partially wanted it for awhile, then read this thread which made it pretty easy. Only found 3 at the show. 2 were over $600 and 1 guy matched Buds price so I picked it up.
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      07-23-2012 03:19 AM #61
      oh and can someone point me in the right direction for a good IWB holster...Right now it's snapped into a Versa holster...was kinda curious about them, not bad but not something I always want on me.
      Current Stable: 2004 Dodge Ram, 1988 Scirocco, 1984 Scirocco full track prep, 2008 M3 (for sale), 1998 GTI

    12. 07-24-2012 02:44 PM #62
      Not too sure about the IWB options. Blade-Tech makes all of their models for the PPQ (or most) but they have a lead-time and are kydex.

      There is a big thread over on www.waltherforums.com (mediocre forum at best) regarding holsters though. I know there are "fits all" holsters from N8-squared available.

      EDIT: Forgot to mention some bad news. The primary sights are plastic and are mounted HORRIBLY (at least the front sight). Mine snagged while trying out an ALS holster...and popped right out. It also marred the sight. I pushed it back in, and try to fit it again. It stayed on for a little while then flew off during a range session.

      I was going to replace them anyway - but this is a major ding against the gun. My First Edition model has much better sight attachment.

      Someone said Dawson Precision was making sights -so I ordered one of their fibre optic fronts to play with --- waiting on their rear (the rear is also plastic on the PPQ but at least is very well mounted, and adjustable).

      If you inspect your PPQ you'll see the front sight is plastic - with a plastic body which slots into the slide. It has a slit down the middle, and tiny hex-screw drilled into it (to widen the notch and hold the sight in place). It's a stupid ass design. My First Edition came with metal night sights from the PPS (which suck too!) but they are fitted with a large screw head which holds the sight to the slide properly. Will post review of Dawson sights when they show up.
      Last edited by Elbows; 07-24-2012 at 02:48 PM.

    13. 07-27-2012 01:45 AM #63
      Got the Dawson Fiber optic sight and it's a nice piece. Installs easily and firmly with a good screw (comes with a tool to install). Sadly the sight is microscopically canted. This will bug me until I shoot it. I doubt it will genuinely affect it. It appears to be off perhaps 1/64th or less of an inch. It's going to bug me for a while....

      However, the sight is nice, and looks like a quality piece. If I can continue to absolute rock the steel plates at 15, 25, and 45 like I have been lately, I'll call it good and leave it.

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      07-27-2012 09:40 AM #64
      Can you post pics of the sight o the gun?

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    16. 07-27-2012 02:29 PM #66
      PS: The Dawson sight is supposedly a tiny bit shorter than factory, so once I shoot it, I'll post back on any issues with the gun shooting too high etc. We'll see. Failing this, I have a spare set of factory plastic sights from Walther, so I'm not too concerned.

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      07-27-2012 02:30 PM #67
      Wow.... plastic? Is this common around the industry?
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      07-27-2012 03:58 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Wow.... plastic? Is this common around the industry?
      I think the S&W M&P does. My XDm has Trijicon nights, so I'm not sure about it.

    19. 07-28-2012 12:24 AM #69
      Glocks and Walthers come plastic. I can't remember if my Steyr had plastic sights or not. Sadly yes it is a part of the industry more and more. I like the rear Walther sight as it's chunky, and adjustable and I have no fears of it failing - the factory front was pretty sh_t.

      PS: My brother loved my PPQ's so much he just ordered one tonight...so that'll be three in the family.
      Last edited by Elbows; 07-28-2012 at 12:37 AM.

    20. 07-28-2012 03:07 AM #70
      Screen cap from a video we shot of some shooting.


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      07-28-2012 06:07 AM #71
      my assistant liked mine after he saw it, found one for $450 on Backpage with night sights. Met up with the guy and ended up getting it for $350...
      Current Stable: 2004 Dodge Ram, 1988 Scirocco, 1984 Scirocco full track prep, 2008 M3 (for sale), 1998 GTI

    22. 07-28-2012 04:28 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
      my assistant liked mine after he saw it, found one for $450 on Backpage with night sights. Met up with the guy and ended up getting it for $350...
      Holy cripes...that's a heck of a good deal. Particularly with night sights.

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      07-28-2012 04:55 PM #73
      thats what I said, it's in really good shape too...He wanted an XD like mine then I picked up the PPQ and he was sold on that. It came with a few boxes of ammo and some extra mags as well.
      Current Stable: 2004 Dodge Ram, 1988 Scirocco, 1984 Scirocco full track prep, 2008 M3 (for sale), 1998 GTI

    24. 01-04-2013 11:32 PM #74
      Bump for an old thread...

      http://www.waltherarms.com/products/handguns/ppq-m2/

      Heads up to anyone seeking out a PPQ. Walther has launched a new one, called the M2. Information is spotty if the first generations will continue to be sold (I doubt it). The new one has a standard thumb release.

      So if you're looking for the HK-style paddle release, buy one soon - piss poor timing I know with the panic buying etc.

      ^Walther Arms is the new website for the newly US landed Walther factory. Now you can get proper (I hope) customer service from Walther, and not S&W. There is also a hammer-fired cheapo version of the PPQ called the PPX being released. If we weren't panic buying, you could likely find it for $380-425 given its MSRP of $450-500. Looks like an ugly turd, but I'd like to shoot one - see what the constant trigger is like.

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