Walther ppq m2 bought

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by FernandoTheCommando, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Just filled out the paperwork for a walther ppq m2. Pretty excited to get my hands on it next weekend. I've heard and read nothing but good things and it'll be nice to be the guy at the range who's polymer pistol isn't a glock or m&p. All great pistols, but I wanted to be different and this pistol definetly fits the bill for "different", especially the grip shape. Pics to come.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Looking forward to a review. Hopefully different is good.
     

  3. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    My next gun will be a Walther PPK.

    I prefer the visible external hammer.
     
  4. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Ppk is a classic, but I wanted a duty size pistol. I'm teaching my wife to shoot semi autos with it and I felt that A full size 9mm would be less felt recoil and follow up shots would be quicker. Well, at least that's what I told her lol. In reality I held the gun yesterday, thought it felt great, and went back to buy it today. Had my wife in tow with that gripping story of how great it would feel when she shot it. Hopefully all the good reviews hold true. Either way, it should be a great addition to the collection.
     
  5. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    PPQ M2 is a sweet gun. I am an old school, give me a steel 1911 guy. But I bought a PPQ M2 about 6 months ago just to have one polymer high capacity 9mm. I thought that if nothing else it would make a good, less expensive range gun. But it is much more accurate, and much more fun than I ever expected. IMO you will love it.


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  6. JW357

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    Congrats! Anxiously awaiting pics so that the validity of your post can be proven. ;)
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I had to wait form my M&P. That 's the hard part.
     
  8. jjones45

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    You won't be disappointed, trust me. The ppq is regarded as the best striker fired polymer pistol by lots of people who have shot one. I have glock and m&p and my ppq can shoot circles around them both. They are all good guns, but the ppq's trigger reset and ergonomics make it a better pistol for ME. The only gripe I have with it is if you carry it iwb the two roll pins on the back of the grip will most certainly rust. If you carry owb or don't carry it at all this will not be an issue. Still to this day my glock 23 is the only gun I have owned that has not rusted when everyday carrying and I have carried a lot of brands of pistols


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  9. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Good to know. All the reviews I've read have said all of those things and more. I'm excited to get some rounds down range. Maybe if I carried it I could just oil up those pins a little bit to prevent rust. I didn't buy it with the intent of carrying it, but who knows what'll happen haha.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Fernando, i had one of the older PPQ's in 40 several years ago. very nice shooting pistol and decently accurate as well. i think you and your wife are going to like it just fine. Walther has a stellar reputation for making quality guns. i really don't think eith of you will be disappointed with the choice you made.
     
  11. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Can't wait! Only 3 more hour till my lgs opens! Pics to come soon!
     
  12. CardiacColt68

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    Very nice. Hope you have a bunch of ammo ready. The only downside now is securing and paying for magazines. Walther certainly is proud and stingy with theirs.


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  13. Brad_CCW

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    I got a PPQ M2 .40 a few months ago and I love it. It comes with an extra +2 magazine by the way. Trigger very smooth, grip length is perfect for me. Glock and XDm are either too long or too short depending on the model. And in my N82 holster it carries very well, though it is slightly thicker than my 1911's.

    I can't shoot it as accurately as my 1911's. I'm sure it's the longer trigger pull. And it could use some good night sights. Dollar for dollar it's one of the best guns I've shot. Along with my Kimber Compact CDP, Taurus PT-140 Millennium Pro G2, and Sig P938.
     
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  14. jjones45

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    I might go shoot mine today, still trying to get the wife to go. I got her to go fishing last weekend so shooting this weekend might be a no go, lol. I absolutely love my ppq m2 40 so much I can pretty much guarantee another 1 or 2 in my collection in the next year or so. I'm thinking a 5" in .22 and 9mm would be great additions


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  15. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Looks great. Can't wait to shoot it. Any of you guys store yours cocked? I'm not a fan of dry firing and since its striker fired, dry firing on a snap cap just cocks it after I eject the snap cap. I heard that the little red safety flag holds the slide open enough to decock the striker. Yeah yeah, I know it's fine to leave tension on the firing pin spring. I just like the peace of mind knowing all parts are "at rest." Anyone store it with a snap cap in the chamber after dry firing it?
     

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  16. jjones45

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    Strike it out on an empty chamber and put it away. It's not going to hurt the gun. A gun that can't be dry fired is worthless IMHO. Only a gun with a mag safety is the exception for dry fire procedure. In competition shooting you drop mag, show clear, and dry fire. If a gun can't do this, get another gun. Walthers can do this


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  17. Brad_CCW

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    My local range has been flooded the last 2 weekends. It's driving me nuts. I just got a Taurus Millennium Pro G2 .40 that I haven't been able to shoot.

    I always dry fire my guns before I store them. I know it isn't recommended for certain guns but even so I think it takes many times to create a problem.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nice Walther there Fernando.:D i think after you shoot it a few times you're going to like it just fine. i can't remember if you got the 40 or the 9mm, but even the 40 in that pistol is still quite pleasant to shoot, as recoil isn't bad at all.

    JJ, some of the gun manufacterers did the magazine safety to help prevent the gun being fired even if a round was chambered and you lost control of the gun. IIRC, i think this was done for LE usage for safety.
     
  19. jjones45

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    Yeah I know, but most guns with mag safeties can't be dry fired without a magazine installed or it could damage the striker. I hate mag safeties


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