Walther PPQ Review

You’ve likely seen the Walther P99 in a lot of your favorite action movies. It’s a very common movie gun. A variant of the Walther P99 is the Smith & Wesson 99 that was introduced in 1999. It was a collaboration between Smith & Wesson and Walther. Walther made most of the components in Europe while Smith & Wesson manufactured the slides and barrels in the United States. Here is our detailed Walther PPQ Review.

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The Walther P99 was one of the first polymer-framed pistols available on the market and has since become one of Walther’s most recognizable firearms. The PPQ is an evolution of this design that takes all the features which made it great but further refines them for greater ergonomics and smoother shooting.
The PPQ has a smooth trigger with an easy take-up and crisp break. The reset is also very good, although not perfect. There are many great features on the PPQ M-model that have been carried over from shooters like HK or GLOCK pistols which shooters will enjoy if they’re already familiar with them.

Features and Specifications - Walther PPQ Review

Grip

The grip of the Walther PPQ is one of its most notable features. It offers an ergonomic shape that conforms to your hand and a texture that promotes traction, which is very important for shooters who might not have as much strength or dexterity in their hands. The grip is also very easily customizable with interchangeable backstraps so you can adjust the way it feels in your hand.

There is a pointed hump at the very bottom of the backstrap of the grip which some shooters may not like. This hump can make it difficult to reach the magazine release button and be uncomfortable for those with small hands. It’s worth noting that we prefer a slightly longer trigger pull on pistols, but this will vary from shooter to shooter based on their preferences and training. This discomfort can be fixed by simply swapping out the backstraps, and it wouldn’t be too difficult for a gunsmith to do this if you wanted them to.

The Walther PPQ M-model features interchangeable backstraps in small, medium, and large sizes straight from the convenient factory. Some different grip textures can easily be swapped in using various backstraps, too.

Grip Walther PPQ

Magazine Release

The magazine release isn’t quite as easy to reach on the PPQ M-model as it is with other pistols like Glock or HK but our testers agreed that this was one of the more ergonomic and comfortable releases around despite not being perfect for all shooters. This gin features a paddle-style magazine release on the trigger guard.

With the P99/PPQ series, Walther decided to offer both push-button and paddle releases on the firearm. This gives you a choice of what type feels best in your hands, but it doesn’t hurt to offer another option that was not readily available before at all.

There are two small tabs on either side of this paddle that help to guide your thumb in so you can find it easily, but some shooters might have a hard time with these tiny little tab things making contact with their hands or fingers when shooting quickly. This is more common for people who wear gloves than those without them since the small tabs require a lot of precision to engage with bare skin.

This release is the same on both sides of the pistol so you can easily switch it to either side if needed. This release also doubles as a slide stop, which some shooters prefer since they don’t have to take their hand off the grip when performing reloads or malfunction drills to lock back their slides.

The magazine release is very easy to access; however, some shooters may find it difficult to reach if they have smaller hands. It’s also reversible for left-handed shooters, which is a great feature that allows everyone to use this pistol comfortably and efficiently.

Walther PPQ Magazine Release

Trigger Pull

The  Walther PPQ M-model features a smooth trigger pull which was easy to predict and very comfortable. This is one of the best trigger pulls for shooters who are new to pistol shooting since it requires less force than other pistols while still feeling crisp, clean, and providing quick follow-up shots when needed.

The Walther PPQ has an incredibly short trigger reset that is easy to feel when you’re shooting. This allows shooters who are familiar with the firearm, or those in a competitive environment where they have been trained how to shoot it, to quickly pull off accurate shots while engaging multiple targets at close range.

Walther PPQ Trigger Pull

Slide Stop

The slide stop on the Walther PPQ M-model is easy to reach for shooters with larger hands, but it can be a little bit difficult to use when you have smaller ones. It’s great that this pistol offers ambidextrous slide stops since this means that either hand can easily manipulate the action of locking the gun back to clear malfunctions or reload the firearm.

This pistol has a slide stop on either side of the frame, but it’s also reversible for shooters who want to switch it over to the other side if they prefer doing so. This makes manipulating your slides much easier since you don’t have to take your hand off of its comfortable grip to lock it back.

Slide Stop Of Walther PPQ

Magazine Capacity

The Walther PPQ M-model has a standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds, which isn’t very high for today’s modern pistols but is still plenty to get the job done in most cases. This pistol can also accept larger 17 or 19 round magazines if you find that you need more ammo on your belt before heading out to your next outing.

The Walther PPQ M-model has a standard capacity of 15 rounds, but it can accept larger magazines if needed. This makes the firearm very versatile and allows shooters who know they will be in situations where they need more ammo on hand at all times to carry additional full-size mags with them.

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Aesthetics

The Walther PPQ M-model features a sleek and modern-looking design that is both attractive and functional. The ergonomics on this pistol allow it to fit comfortably in most hands, unlike many other pistols which can be bulky or awkward for many shooters.

It’s worth noting that while the standard model comes with three back straps so you can adjust the size of this pistol to fit your hands, the M-model only comes with one backstrap. This doesn’t affect most shooters since it’s highly adjustable already for a wide range of hand sizes, but some people might have an issue if their hands are smaller or larger than average.

Walther PPQ Aesthetics

The PPQ has great ergonomics, especially for shooters with smaller hands. While most pistols are bulky and poorly designed, the PPQ is sleek without being too tall or wide that it isn’t comfortable to hold.

The Walther PPQ M-model is a great-looking pistol that has an attractive and modern design. It can easily be concealed or used for competitions, but it’s also large enough to shoot comfortably at the range without feeling too bulky in your hands.

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Shooting Walther PPQ Review

This pistol is smooth and easy to shoot. It’s very accurate, especially for a polymer frame firearm which tends to have less of a “snappy” feeling than metal-framed ones do when you’re firing them at speed.

The recoil on this gun was not too bad either; it has less felt recoil than other polymer frame pistols on the market. It’s also a fairly loud pistol, which some people might not like depending on where they use it or what type of work they do that requires them to conceal their firearms.

The Walther PPQ M-model is an excellent all-around firearm for many different types of shooters and situations. This includes concealed carry, home defense, and target shooting or competition. It’s a very comfortable pistol to shoot that provides less felt recoil than most other firearms on the market.

Aftermarket Accessories

The Walther PPQ M-model is a great firearm to customize with aftermarket accessories. The aggressive grip texture and flat trigger both provide plenty of real estate for larger hands, so many people will find that they don’t need additional add ons if their current one meets their needs. Accessories can easily be added since the rail space on the bottom of the frame is lower than on most other pistols, allowing you to easily slide light or laser onto it without removing any items already attached.

The Walther PPQ M-model has plenty of room for customization with aftermarket accessories due to its rail space and ergonomics that allow larger hands to fit comfortably around this firearm.

For people who carry Walther PPQ M40 or PPQ M2, they should choose a model of holster that suits their intended use. If your purpose is concealed carry, then IWB holsters are better so you can tuck in your shirt without printing through the material. Concealment will be easier with a leather or nylon material that doesn’t rub against your skin the wrong way while providing excellent retention and adjustable ride height so you can quickly draw your weapon when needed.

However, if you want an OWB holster to carry Walther PPQ M40 or PPQ M2, then best to get a pancake-style holster that is more comfortable and also lets you quickly draw your weapon while lessening the wear and tear on the leather material.

Maintenance

The Walther PPQ M-model is a high-quality firearm with excellent performance and ergonomics. This pistol has very few issues since it’s made in Germany to exacting standards, but proper maintenance will increase the lifespan of this gun even further.

You should clean your weapon regularly after each use; not only does dirty firearms cause malfunctions, but they wear out more quickly as well. Make sure to use a high-quality gun cleaner and lube on all of the metal parts so you can keep your firearm in pristine condition for many years. Make sure that after cleaning any firearms with oil or other lubricants, wipe off excess oils from moving pieces before storing them since this will attract dirt and other contaminants after a while.

Advantages - Walther PPQ Review

Reliable 

The Walther PPQ M-model is an excellent firearm that can be used for many different purposes. It’s accurate, comfortable to fire and shoot, has less felt recoil than most other guns on the market right now, and is easy to clean with minimal malfunctions without any extra maintenance.

Easy to Shoot

Walther PPQ is a reliable, accurate firearm that delivers great performance and ergonomics. It’s easy to shoot with minimal felt recoil and comfortable grips for most users of this gun on the market today.

Accurate

The Walther PPQ is a reliable firearm that has impressive accuracy and minimal felt recoil compared to some other competitors on the market.

Performance

Walther PPQ is an accurate, reliable firearm that delivers excellent performance with minimal malfunctions. It’s easy to clean and maintain which makes it a great option for shooters of all experience levels.

Disadvantages - Walther PPQ Review

Loud When Fired

The Walther PPQ is loud when fired compared to other firearms which may be problematic for shooters who want the element of surprise.

Accuracy

Some consumers have complained about accuracy issues with their firearm, but this can vary from product to product so it’s best if you do your research before purchasing a gun since each one will perform differently.

Higher Cost

Although the price tag on this gun isn’t high, there are other options out there with similar features and performance at lower costs to make them more affordable for those who want an accurate, reliable firearm for target shooting.

Walther PPQ

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Walther PPQ

FAQs

This firearm comes with a lifetime limited warranty, which is one of the best warranties you can get for any gun on the market right now. If there are any issues during this period, contact customer service to make it right.

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

 This firearm is designed to have an ambidextrous magazine release that also has a drop-safe mechanism. It’s not equipped with any other safeties, which makes it perfect for target shooting purposes since they are unnecessary features you don’t want when aiming at the range.

The PPQ weighs about 24 ounces unloaded and 31 ounces loaded. This is a lightweight firearm that fits well in most holsters with its polymer frame but can be difficult to conceal for some users depending on what you wear every day.

The “M” model of Walther has a slightly longer barrel compared to the original, but both models deliver excellent performance. Walther makes an upgraded version called the PPQ Q which comes in .45 ACP with a higher magazine capacity than other versions.

Conclusion

Walther PPQ is an accurate, reliable firearm that delivers excellent performance with minimal malfunctions. It’s easy to clean and maintain which makes it a great option for shooters of all experience levels. The Walther PPQ M-model is an excellent firearm that can be used for many different purposes. It’s accurate, comfortable to fire and shoot, and has less felt recoil than most other guns on the market right now. This gun delivers great performance and ergonomics. Hope this Walther PPQ Review is useful to you.

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Gabriel Tackett
Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .
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