Walther PPQ vs Glock 19

The best way to compare any two products is to take a close look at what they have in common. This works especially well for products that are direct competitors or substitutes of each other. In this article, we take a closer look at Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 pistols and try to figure out which one has an edge over the other.

Walther PPQ

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Walther PPQ  and Glock 19 pistols are typical examples of what you would call modern service pistols. They belong to the same generation of guns, i.e., those designed after World War II and popular among police forces, military and civilians worldwide. These handguns have a lot in common: they are striker fired and use polymer frame with accessory rail making it easy to attach accessories like laser sights and tactical lights.

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Both pistols are also known for their low bore axis, compared to earlier handguns. This feature reduces the rise of the barrel during firing, which helps control muzzle flip and makes it possible for you to get back on target faster after each shot. Furthermore, both guns come equipped with an internal drop safety, preventing the gun from firing if accidentally dropped.

However, they also have their difference,s which ars why Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 comparison is very popular among firearms enthusiasts. Let us go through them one by one.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19

Grip and Textures

The first thing you would notice about Walther PPQ is its ergonomically designed grip. The front of the grip has a rise which contributes to better control, allowing you to keep your accuracy even if you are shooting in rapid succession. This feature also makes it very easy for shooters with smaller hands to hold and operate the gun properly.

Another interesting thing about grip is its interchangeable backstraps. If you are not happy with the size of the gun’s grip, you can choose from three different sizes available. However, even if you are happy with the standard grip, it is always good to try out different grips and see which one feels most comfortable.

While the grip on Glock 19 is not as ergonomic as Walther’s, it certainly is comfortable to hold. Furthermore, the grip texture on Glock 19 is also much more aggressive than that on PPQ. It provides a much better grip under wet conditions and prevents you from dropping it accidentally even if your hands are covered with sweat or blood.

Grip and texture of Walther PPQ vs Glock 19

Magazine Capacity

Walther PPQ holds 15 rounds in a magazine, while Glock 19 also carries only 15 rounds. However, Glock 19 magazine has a slightly different shape, and it also looks bulkier due to its wide base.

As PPQ uses a double-stack magazine, its grip becomes much wider than those of single stack magazines used in Glocks. Thus, if you have large hands, you might find Glock 19 to be much more comfortable than PPQ.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 Magazine Capacity

Trigger Mechanism

The trigger on Walther PPQ has a much cleaner break than that of the Glock. As we have already mentioned, this is one of the reasons why Walther PPQ is such an accurate shooter. It also features a fairly smooth and consistent pull which does not stack as it approaches the breakpoint. However, if you prefer a shorter pull distance to ensure faster follow-up shots, Glock 19 might be a better choice for you.

You can also see quite a few differences regarding trigger safety on these two guns. First of all, PPQ has no manual safeties, while Glock does have internal safety. Furthermore, PPQ has a loaded chamber indicator at the rear of the slide, while Glock does not have one. This can be helpful when you are in low light conditions or when your life is on the line and every second counts.

Sights

While both guns come with standard three-dot fixed sights, these do vary in their design. Glock 19 has a white outline on the front sight and two white dots on the rear sight, making it easy to acquire and align your target. On the other hand, Walther does not have any markings similar to those on Glock 19. Furthermore, the rear sight on PPQ is slightly more rounded in design than that of Glock 19, which is more squared in shape.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 Sights

Slide and Barrel

Walther PPQ features a cold hammer forged barrel which contributes to the gun’s accuracy. The thickness of this barrel is also harder than most standard barrels out there, meaning that it will last for a very long time under regular usage. On the other hand, Glock does not have hammer forged barrels, and they use a standard barrel made out of 4140 steel. The only advantage is that you can easily replace the barrel should it become damaged or unusable.

Glock 19 and Walther PPQ both come with a standard Picatinny rail underneath the barrel, which allows users to attach certain accessories such as flashlights, lasers, and sights if they choose to.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 Slide and Barrel

Size and Weight

Walther PPQ is slightly larger and heavier than Glock 19. For starters, PPQ has a barrel length of 4 inches, making it a little shorter than the standard 4.02 inches on most Glocks. In addition to that, the overall weight of PPQ is slightly more than that of Glock 19. Usually, a polymer frame gun weighs less than those with metal alloy frames due to the former’s construction material.

However, since Walther uses a high strength polymer known as Tenifer in their coating process, PPQ becomes much more durable and resistant to corrosion. While Glock is also coated with Tenifer, they are not known for their use of polymer in their handguns which makes PPQ an outstanding choice if you are wondering about the durability between these two models.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 Size and Weight

Line Of Sight

If you are someone who prefers a handgun with a longer sight radius, Walther PPQ might be the right choice for you. It has a slightly longer line of sight than Glock 19, allowing users to place their shots at greater distances than its counterpart. On the other hand, Glock 19’s shorter sight radius makes it harder to shoot accurately at longer ranges.

Walther PPQ’s sights are also adjustable for windage and elevation, which means that you can quickly make necessary changes without having to use special tools or equipment. However, Glock 19 does not come with such adjustments out of the box, meaning that you will need a gunsmith to do this for you if you want to make those changes.

Glock 19

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Glock 19

Reliability

When it comes down to reliability, they are both equally unmatched in the industry. Both guns come with 6 pound trigger pull which is very common on most handguns out there. The very nature of the polymer frames makes these guns more resistant to corrosion and practically impervious to water damage.

On the other hand, Glock 19 has standard metal parts (trigger, ejector, mag release, slide stop), which can be replaced if damaged or worn out. However, these parts might not be compatible with older models that have been upgraded over time.

Since Walther PPQ also does not have any metal parts in the gun’s design, it is safe to assume that this model comes without all the malfunctions associated with Glocks.

Walther PPQ vs Glock 19 Reliability

Concealability

Since Glock 19 has a standard capacity of 15 rounds, it is easier to conceal than Walther PPQ, which only accepts 10 rounds in the magazine. Furthermore, since PPQ uses both single and double stack magazines, its grip style tends to be bulkier than Glock 19, which has a double stack magazine.

Durability

Walther PPQ is a contender in this category. However, Glock 19 has a slight edge when it comes to building quality and durability. Most Glocks are known for their ruggedness and trademarked polymer frame, making them more resistant to harsh conditions.

Both PPQ and Glock 19 come with an incredible track record when it comes to reliability. They are both known for their magazine compatibility, interchangeable parts, accuracy, and durability. If you like Glocks but cannot get over the trigger pull they use (6 pounds), then this gun is for you! Solid choice in its own right.

Aftermarket Accessories

These handguns are compatible with most aftermarket accessories meaning that you can easily upgrade them to meet your personal preferences. However, since Walther PPQ is made under the high-end market, it comes with better standard parts, which give it an edge over Glock 19 in terms of performance and ergonomics.

On the other hand, Glock 19 is also compatible with most aftermarket parts and accessories, making it a good choice for those who like to upgrade their handguns.

Here are some types of accessories for these guns.

Sights

Since both of these guns do not have adjustable sights, this is a must-have upgrade to increase accuracy and precision. You can choose from fiber optic front sight, adjustable target sights, and adjustable night sights. These parts will increase your visual acquisition at night or during low light conditions making it easier to see and aim at the target.

Fiber Optic sights offer a clear sight picture with a bright glow during low light conditions. They usually come in red, green and orange colors so you can choose the one that best fits your preference.

Adjustable target sights have a wide rear notch which allows more visibility when aiming at the target. They are designed to improve accuracy but not speed of shooting since they only provide a clear view of the front sight.

Night sights are designed with glow-in-the-dark paint, making it easy to acquire and aim at the target during low light conditions (such as at night or indoors). The downside of these sights is that they can fade over time, thus affecting their performance during low light conditions.

LaserGrips

LaserGrips are another type of aftermarket accessory that provides an edge in terms of accuracy and precision. These accessories come in various colors (red, green, blue), so you can choose the one that best fits your shooting style. Laser grips emit a laser beam that is easy to spot on target even at longer distances allowing for high accuracy during low light conditions.

Scope

Most people agree that if you want to achieve maximum accuracy and precision, a good optic is needed. There are several scopes available on the market that will improve your shooting experience and performance. Some of these include red dot sight (requires batteries), holographic sight (requires batteries), and magnified optics (no batteries required).

Flashlights

Nighttime gunfights are the most challenging since it becomes difficult to aim at the target. Moreover, if you are in a room with less lighting, it is almost impossible to see and aim. This is why most handgun users rely on flashlights during low light conditions, like at night or indoors. Torches make handguns more effective, making it easier to aim at the target, increasing acquisition and accuracy.

Holsters

A holster is another important accessory that you should not neglect when buying a gun. It is very important to know whether the model of your gun can fit in with your preferred holster (for example, some Glocks cannot fit in most holsters). You also need to consider the material of the holster and how easy it is to conceal.

Magazine Pouch

Having extra magazines when in a gunfight is important. It will allow you to reload more often, thereby increasing your chances of survival. Magazine pouches can be attached to your belt, and they help you carry the spare mags with ease.

Magazine extender

This is another accessory that you might want to consider. A magazine extender adds an extra inch or two (depending on the brand) to your gun’s magazine. This can make it easier for small or short-fingered users to grip and operate their handguns. It also increases the magazines capacity by up to 5 rounds, depending on the brand and model.

Magazine Loader

If you plan to go shooting often, it will be a good idea to invest in a magazine loader. This accessory makes it easier for you to load bullets into your guns’ magazines. It reduces wrist fatigue during ammo loading, making it easier and faster for gun users to reload their weapons.

Walther PPQ

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Walther PPQ

FAQs

Glock 17 is a great gun and has been used by law enforcement agencies all over the world. It is easy to use, reliable, and suitable for new or experienced shooters.

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 .

Yes. Glock 19 is considered a better choice among beginners who are looking for handguns for self-defense. It has a higher magazine capacity, making it easier to use when engaging multiple targets during combat or tactical situations.

It is difficult to say whether Glock 17 is the best handgun available on the market. However, it has been considered reliable compared to other handguns, making it a great choice for civilians looking for personal defense or recreational use.

This is a hard question to answer as both models have strong points and disadvantages. Glock 17 has been around for nearly half a century, which makes it reliable. Still, the new model (Glock 19) is more popular among civilians who want higher magazine capacity in their handguns.

Glock 17 has a standard magazine capacity of 17 rounds and can be extended to 19 rounds depending on the magazine used.

Conclusion

The Walther PPQ is an effective handgun. It has a high accuracy rate combined with top-of-the-line safety features, making it suitable for most shooters, whether novice or experienced.

The Glock 19 also scores high in accuracy and precision, even though the design is slightly different. However, since the Glock 19 is more compact, it can be concealed easier compared to other guns. So if you are looking for a concealable pistol, then the Glock 19 is your best bet.

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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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