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Old 11-19-2019, 08:47 AM   #81
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My opinion is that if Walther were to produce a poly .45 pistol, new, from the ground up, then I'd have it be roughly the same size as the PPQ.

I don't mean that to be a PPQ with a barrel and mag conversion though.

Something that can hold 8 to 12 rounds, yet be small enough that most could carry concealed. Also, getting back to the size of it, speaking only for myself, the next gun will have to be a double duty sort. Small to conceal if need be, but yet big enough to have a tac light and enough rounds onboard to fight my way to safety if something goes bump in the night.

A extended mag option would also be appreciated for those times such as nightstand duty when the extra weight of additional ammo is a non-issue, or even range time.

Lastly, either the trigger from a PPQ (great) or the P99's AS trigger (even greater yet) plus a decocker and possibly even a manual safety would be good points. Or, do like S&W does and offer versions both with and without the manual safety.

There are guys like me who love the way an HK 45 fits, feels, and looks (have yet to fire one though) but there's no way I can afford a thousand-plus dollar handgun, not without sacrificing at least 2 of my current Walther pistols and that ain't gonna happen.

If Walther could build something along the lines I mentioned, with all the features, (although I'd rather have the non manual safety version) I'd spend as much as new PPQ, or maybe even a little more.

Like I said though, an all new gun that looks as good as a PPQ and P99, but not necessarily a remake of one of them.

I found the idea of a .45ACP PPX fascinating. I'm still holding onto that faint hope. After I handled one last week, I was even more hopeful.

Thanks for reading my opinions
Just a few thoughts. I have an HK45. It's a super high quality and great feeling 45. It's never had a bobble or a hiccup. For some reason though, I struggle with it's trigger and have to really bare down and concentrate to shoot it well, especially at speed.

I had a SW99 in 45acp. The gun had the positive attributes of the P99 series as far as trigger and ergonomics go. With that gun, it was the complete opposite from the HK45. It was just soooooo easy to shoot well.

The build quality of the HK45 is probably higher. The stippling is better. Sights from the factory are better. Slow fire or benched accuracy may be better. But...that SW99 was just so dang shootable in comparison to the HK.

I sold the SW99 in a moment of insanity thinking I needed something else more.
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Woah. Welcome back to 2013...
(Until yesterday, 2013 was when the last post occurred in this thread...)
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.., I struggle with it's trigger and have to really bare down and concentrate to shoot it well, especially at speed.

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Does everyone else on the firing line stop to watch?

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Does everyone else on the firing line stop to watch?

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Not sure where you are going with that Mikey.

My point is the gun, despite its obvious quality, is difficult to shoot well at speed.

For a gun which someone may be looking at as a self defense weapon, that may be something to take into consideration.
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Not sure where you are going with that Mikey.
I believe he was subtly mocking you for 'baring down' (i.e. getting naked) instead of 'bearing down' (i.e. exerting downward pressure).
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I believe he was subtly mocking you for 'baring down' (i.e. getting naked) instead of 'bearing down' (i.e. exerting downward pressure).
Ahhhhh...funny. I apologize. My shpelling is weak. Always has been.
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Just don't shoot steel targets at <10 yards when you "bare down", splash back and jacket shards are nasty enough fully dressed.
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Yeah I quit shooting at steel when a steel core 8mm came right back to me and zinged past my ear.
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OMG, that is as scary as that old video of the doofus looking down the barrel of the misfired 12 gauge right before ignition. Yikes!
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