The Walther PPQ has an amazing following of people who are very loyal to Walther and especially the PPQ pistol. There are several reasons for this dedicated love for the PPQ however, I have noticed that three features stand out in which many claim make the PPQ the best polymer framed striker fired 9mm handgun on the market. First, is the light and smooth five and a half pound trigger. Second, is the ergonomics within the grip, balance and feel. Third, is the shooting accuracy and reliability.
One of the things Umarex did was make Walther a top-notch competitive air rifle maker again, but that’s a story for another time. Here we’re concerned with handguns.
If you are considering buying a Walther PPQ, this review may help you.
The first time I heard of the PPQ was through a friend who bought one of the First Editions, which came with a threaded barrel. He also bought a second barrel – a regular PPQ barrel. He was just gushing with enthusiasm over the PPQ. I had to try it for myself. After several months, we finally made it to the range, and I tried his PPQ. I was stunned! Great grip, great trigger, great balance…and it made me shoot well! It seems to immediately return to target after the recoil. I attributed this to the fantastic grip. I had given up hope of ever finding a high capacity mag pistol without a boxy grip. Now, I understand the enthusiasm! Here is a 15-round pistol with a perfect grip that fits my hand…and obviously, from its sudden popularity, fits a lot of people’s hands as well!