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Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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This was posted on the Gunsamerica blog from ShotShow:

Walther PPX Under $500, .22LR PPK, Updated PPQ

Nothing much new but Mark is calling the Classic an M1.... that PPK/S sure looks nice!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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...H&K is the only other company with the trigger guard design and Americanís havenít taken to it the way the Germanís thought they would. Truth is, the thing was hard to use without tilting the gun to the side.
That's crazy talk. The PPQ is the first gun I have ever handled where the mag release felt completely natural, lower my trigger finger with a slight press and it falls. Ever button style requires me to manipulate the gun in my hand usually requires much more force than the paddles on my PPQ.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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I like how, in the still frame before you hit play on the video, the gun is pointed directly in to the camera.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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I like how, in the still frame before you hit play on the video, the gun is pointed directly in to the camera.
Mark has had a few issues with muzzling the camera in the past...
I'm just glad they don't film him on the testing range....
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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I like how, in the still frame before you hit play on the video, the gun is pointed directly in to the camera.
And in the video he swings that muzzle around in every direction. Goes against everything I have been taught.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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I still like the PPQ Classic.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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I still like the PPQ Classic.
Me too Cat
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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...H&K is the only other company with the trigger guard design and Americanís havenít taken to it the way the Germanís thought they would. Truth is, the thing was hard to use without tilting the gun to the side.
That's crazy talk. The PPQ is the first gun I have ever handled where the mag release felt completely natural, lower my trigger finger with a slight press and it falls. Ever button style requires me to manipulate the gun in my hand usually requires much more force than the paddles on my PPQ.
The guy doesn't have a clue! He was talking about the PPQ, but referring to it as the PPS. He called the paddle mag release a "trigger guard safety." () And I have repeatedly heard him make that stupid comment about having to awkwardly shift the gun to operate it...because the idiot is trying to operate it with his thumb! He goes on to say the paddle is the reason for limited sales here in the U.S., when the real reason is poor or nonexistent marketing (when have you seen an ad of any size for the PPQ in a major gun magazine?) and a piss poor supply of guns (if they had wanted to sell more guns over here, all they had to do was send 10 or 20 times more of them)! It is morons like this that have influenced Walther to abandon the superior paddle mag release. And you know what? I think he represents Walther's view of the typical American gun buyer.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #10
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JF, I guess I must have missed Mark calling the M2 a PPS in this video. I'm not really sure you're characterizations are accurate.He likely had done that same exact spiel 60 times for different companies and blogs by day 3, so if he mixed up a term it really isn't the end of the world.

I will agree his lack of muzzle control is abysmal, but in his favor he points the weapons at himself as often as he does other people. I trust for his sake it won't become a matter of Darwinian selection.

I too hate the lack of a Classic PPQ the paddle release did hold back many US customers. This isn't Marks fault. I think he has done a good job communication with forum members, and has gone out of his way to answer questions during a very busy time in the companies start up.

Please remember, while we are able to fixate on a few specific handguns, he must know and be conversant with every single piece of the Walther inventory. Cut the man a bit of slack.
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