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Old 02-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #11
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Being that I haven't handled it yet myself I don't want to be to hard but it looks cheap and I don't understand where Walther or Umarex was going with this one.
That's easy....law enforcement & budget oriented shooters.

Here’s what Walther has to say:

Here are all the features you look for in a duty pistol, at a price that will make you look twice. The new PPX offers a smooth trigger, ambidextrous magazine release, three integral safeties, rugged construction, and the famous Walther ergonomic grip. Walther Performance Design comes to the defense of your pocketbook.

I believe it'll be what's commonly referred to as 'a smooth move'.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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Assuming it reliable and accurate, and assuming that people in the US like cheap, reliable, and accurate pistols with good grips and triggers, I'm assuming it will sell well.

Would you rather buy a Taurus or a Walther? Keep in mind that Taurus sells a lot of pistols. Obviously there is a market.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #13
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I agree 100 percent with Balance.

The worst thing someone in marketing can do is to be guided by their own personal prejudices assuming that everyone on the planet agrees with them and what they specifically want as far as features and will spend or not spend for a product.
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I agree 100 percent with Balance.

The worst thing someone in marketing can do is to be guided by their own personal prejudices assuming that everyone on the planet agrees with them and what they specifically want as far as features and will spend or not spend for a product.
True, I'm sure they did multiple focus groups and user surveys before designing the PPX.
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True, I'm sure they did multiple focus groups and user surveys before designing the PPX.
Let's hope that focus group members were talking about quality as well. A less expensive PPS is one thing; a more expensive P22 or PK380 is quite another.
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I'm relatively new to semi-auto handguns. I own a Ruger Redhawk for hunting but that's obviously not a semi-auto but that's as far as my handgun experience goes. I was hunting around for a PPQ for a few months and I was just having no luck. I was actually at the local Cabella's just browsing around and stumbled upon the PPX 9mm. I held it and fell in love. While I like the striker fire of the PPQ, the DAO of the PPX seems to be a nice set up. And for the price you can't go wrong, esp for a Walther. I was looking into the S&W M&P's and the Magnum Research Baby Eagle as well. I think I made the right choice. Now I can't wait to send a few down range!!
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I'm relatively new to semi-auto handguns. I own a Ruger Redhawk for hunting but that's obviously not a semi-auto but that's as far as my handgun experience goes. I was hunting around for a PPQ for a few months and I was just having no luck. I was actually at the local Cabella's just browsing around and stumbled upon the PPX 9mm. I held it and fell in love. While I like the striker fire of the PPQ, the DAO of the PPX seems to be a nice set up. And for the price you can't go wrong, esp for a Walther. I was looking into the S&W M&P's and the Magnum Research Baby Eagle as well. I think I made the right choice. Now I can't wait to send a few down range!!
Pictures and a detailed range report!

(The sooner you get 'em the more "likes" I'm sure you'll get, as I think a lot of people are waiting to see how it is received!)
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Agreed, send us a range report and spare us no details.
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I handled a PPX is the local Cabelas today.

There are just my thoughts and opinions about a pistol I have not shot yet.

It looked huge in the case - kinda of took me by surprise.

It say's ULM Germany on the frame but no matching serial number that I could see on the slide and the barrel like you see on the PPQ/P99 - maybe I missed it and maybe the barrel serial number, if there is one, is on the other side of the barrel and not visible in the ejection port. I wonder if it comes with a test target??

It felt pretty good in my hand but to me it did not feel as good as the PPQ/P99. I think it has to do with that strange backstrap shape with the pronouned hump that felt a bit uncomfortable to me but I probably could get used to it. I wonder if that shape is to counter muzzle flip more so than the grip on most other pistols??

The trigger was kind of a mystery for a hammer fired pistol. Trigger pull is outstanding but very short - nothing like a SIG P250 or HK LEM. IMO that kind of takes away from the advantage of a longer hammer fired trigger pull. The trigger pull took me by surprise - very crisp but also very short.

I left with kind of a lukewarm opinion of the PPX but that could change one way or the other after shooting one and I am hoping I get the chance to fire one at my LGS at the last weekend on the month in March when they have their annual factory shoot. Maybe they will even have a PPQ M2 longslide to try.

However given the price of the PPX it certainly will be near the top of the list for must check out quality budget pistols along with the SIG SP2022.
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I handled a PPX is the local Cabelas today.

There are just my thoughts and opinions about a pistol I have not shot yet.

It looked huge in the case - kinda of took me by surprise.

It say's ULM Germany on the frame but no matching serial number that I could see on the slide and the barrel like you see on the PPQ/P99 - maybe I missed it and maybe the barrel serial number, if there is one, is on the other side of the barrel and not visible in the ejection port. I wonder if it comes with a test target??

It felt pretty good in my hand but to me it did not feel as good as the PPQ/P99. I think it has to do with that strange backstrap shape with the pronouned hump that felt a bit uncomfortable to me but I probably could get used to it. I wonder if that shape is to counter muzzle flip more so than the grip on most other pistols??

The trigger was kind of a mystery for a hammer fired pistol. Trigger pull is outstanding but very short - nothing like a SIG P250 or HK LEM. IMO that kind of takes away from the advantage of a longer hammer fired trigger pull. The trigger pull took me by surprise - very crisp but also very short.

I left with kind of a lukewarm opinion of the PPX but that could change one way or the other after shooting one and I am hoping I get the chance to fire one at my LGS at the last weekend on the month in March when they have their annual factory shoot. Maybe they will even have a PPQ M2 longslide to try.

However given the price of the PPX it certainly will be near the top of the list for must check out quality budget pistols along with the SIG SP2022.
No test target included.

Proof marks and serial numbers on plate under the rail

Very short, crisp and sweet DAO. P30 LEM is "spongy", sig P250 is 'smoooooth and long'. PPX is 'smooth, light and short', has no second-strike capability, must be re-racked to precock hammer spring.

PPX hammer does not offer the additional safety of it being 'thumbed' to stop trigger pull, trigger can be pulled all the way regardless and will release and strike even if hammer is not physically cocked backward.

Truly NO external active or passive safeties on PPX.
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