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Old 04-01-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Walther PPQ & Hellenic Special Forces

Here is an interesting video of the Hellenic special forces trying out a polymer framed striker fired Walther PPQ Navy. I have been lucky enough to try out one of these and think it has the best out of the box triggers for any striker fired gun, better than my H&K VP9, Sig 320 and any Glock I've ever shot.
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Interesting to see that Walther chose to use the Greek military to highlight the features of its gun. The gun looks great. Too bad it isn't made in .45 ACP.

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:50 PM   #3
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The PPQ is based off the pistol that Walther made for the Polish SF, they pushed Walther for the awesome trigger.
I own a PPQ in .40, it is a very good gun. More Glock 22 size then 23 even though it has a four inch barrel. I actually feel the trigger may be too light for a none safety carry gun and most say as much as I like the gun. I still prefer Glocks when it come to plastic pistols.
I have never been one to think a trigger is better simple because the pull is a couple pounds lighter.
Anyway hears my PPQ, if anyone wants to see what they look like. I did install 10-8 sights on it, U notch rear and brass bead front.

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Originally Posted by Tankgunner View Post
The PPQ is based off the pistol that Walther made for the Polish SF, they pushed Walther for the awesome trigger.
I own a PPQ in .40, it is a very good gun. More Glock 22 size then 23 even though it has a four inch barrel. I actually feel the trigger may be too light for a none safety carry gun and most say as much as I like the gun. I still prefer Glocks when it come to plastic pistols.
I have never been one to think a trigger is better simple because the pull is a couple pounds lighter.
Anyway hears my PPQ, if anyone wants to see what they look like. I did install 10-8 sights on it, U notch rear and brass bead front.
I don't think it's all that light of a pull 5 1/4lbs. +/- close to a S&W M&P and Glock 19 and 17. Have you ever checked your pull weight? It's not just the pull weight of the trigger but it is smooth with a a nice take up, clean crisp break and really nice reset, for a striker gun. I like your gun and I'm a fan of 10-8 sights. My favorite set up is plain rear with brass or gold front.
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Yes, mine checks in at 4.13 lbs. but feels significantly lighter. It does have a really good reset very Glock like. The four different Glocks that I occasionally carry have trigger pulls from 5.11 to 6.2 lbs. For whatever reason I have better trigger control with the Glocks, I am able to stage the trigger and brake the shot much more consistently when I want the shot to brake. With the PPQ sometimes the shot brakes a little early.
I like the 10-8 sights, also have the same set up on a Glock 21. I am a big fan of the U notch rear, two others besides 10-8 that I highly recommend are Trijicon HD's and Vickers battle sights(a Larry Vickers Wilson combat product). Our eyes are naturally drawn to corners and with the U the eyes are drawn to the tip of the front sight faster, I know it works for me.
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Originally Posted by Tankgunner View Post
Yes, mine checks in at 4.13 lbs. but feels significantly lighter. It does have a really good reset very Glock like. The four different Glocks that I occasionally carry have trigger pulls from 5.11 to 6.2 lbs. For whatever reason I have better trigger control with the Glocks, I am able to stage the trigger and brake the shot much more consistently when I want the shot to brake. With the PPQ sometimes the shot brakes a little early.
I like the 10-8 sights, also have the same set up on a Glock 21. I am a big fan of the U notch rear, two others besides 10-8 that I highly recommend are Trijicon HD's and Vickers battle sights(a Larry Vickers Wilson combat product). Our eyes are naturally drawn to corners and with the U the eyes are drawn to the tip of the front sight faster, I know it works for me.
Have you put a lot of rounds through your PPQ? The one I shot was new out of the box and never fired, we measured trigger pull at 5 1/4lbs. +/- took five measurements with a (I think) Timney scale. Maybe because it was never fired it came in at a higher weight.
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Have close to 800 rounds fired in the PPQ, used my Lyman gauge. I general wait till my guns have 500 rounds fired before I test them, average of five pulls.
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Originally Posted by Tankgunner View Post
Have close to 800 rounds fired in the PPQ, used my Lyman gauge. I general wait till my guns have 500 rounds fired before I test them, average of five pulls.
I agree about going 500 rounds. Did you by any chance check your trigger before the 800 rounds?
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No, but you may be right about the trigger getting lighter with use. As with most of my other guns this was the case.
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