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Old 02-27-2019, 04:20 PM   #31
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Well, the OP did not say he had actually bought a PPQ, nor did he mention shooting it. He simply identified himself as new to the forum, remarked on his Glock and asked a couple of questions.
I sometimes try to answer questions with questions.

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He also doesn't own anyone an explanation or justification about how he spends his own money or what guns he buys.
Is this how my posts are coming across? When the majority of people here read the posts I've made in this thread, do they come to the same conclusion?

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Of the gun owners I know who shoot a lot, most own multiple handguns and most often in several different brands and models. The shooting forums are full of such people as well.
You can include me in that category as well.

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Personally, I own polymer framed striker fired handguns from Glock, Walther, H&K, Sig, FN, Kahr and Smith & Wesson along with a bunch of metal framed ones. Why? Because I like handguns, I like shooting, I enjoy shooting different ones and I can afford them. As long as it's legal, what I own is the business of no other person.
I've owned pistols from all of the above manufacturers as well, except for Sig, and that is none of anyone's business unless I start asking questions about them to other people on discussion forums.

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I also enjoy shooting my polymer framed Walther Q5 Match as much as my Kimber Gold Combat Stainless 1911, which last time I looked is a $1,800 handgun. I don't hold my polymer guns in any less regard than my metal ones. In fact for pure range fun the Q5 is my favorite handgun. It's all very personal, as it should be.
Absolutely. I get no pride of ownership from most polymer pistols. I also am most likely to carry a polymer pistol. This explains a lot on how my mind works in regards to carry pistols.

Which is exactly what the OP was talking about in the first post.

Why would anyone choose a pistol that they didn't shoot as well?

I have no idea where these accusations of being a fanboy wearing Walther underwear are coming from since I actually recommended that the people who shoot a Glock better should stick with a Glock. I have no idea where these accusations of me telling people that they owe me an explanation are coming from simply from relaying my thought process. I've never demanded anything from anyone here, and I'm so much of a fanboy that I've stated that I'd drop Walther in a heartbeat if I found something that worked better.

I mentioned a lot of reasons to stick with a Glock if the OP is "comfortable" with one. The best reason to switch to a Walther is because of a performance increase. If there is none, I'd suggest you stick with what works.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:42 AM   #32
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Hi, Balance

Fair enough and thanks for the reply.

I don't visit this forum all that often, mostly because Walther is not a huge player in the handgun market so this forum is not highly active like that of Glock Talk or Smith & Wesson forums. I can swoop through and check the General, PPQ and P99 sections fairly quickly since there aren't a lot of new posts in those sections on any given week.

Which is why I like to see a newbie on this forum like the OP for this thread. Seems like we should be encouraging new members who might become regular posters, which will make the forum better for everyone.

I read your post to the OP several times over a two day period before deciding to reply. After a couple of days and re-reading, it still seems like it was a preachy and critical response to a simple question. Especially for a brand new member of the forum. Perhaps that is just me.

Had your reply been to an established member I would have just ignored it. The other members who replied to the OP gave more helpful and subject appropriate answers.

Anyway, I certainly meant no disrespect to you, but just a honest respond to what I took as a critical unhelpful reply to the first post of a new member. Don't take my post as any more than that.


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I've stuck with Glocks as defensive arms because their default setting is 'they work'. Also, they are positively anal about numbering parts and upgrades, and I can see the sights. As others have noted, they aren't things of beauty, and there is no harm at all in using/abusing them.
Since I already have a couple G19s, and beaucoup magazines, I'm not apt to change horses right now. In our uncertain world, full-cap magazines could suddenly be scarce.

Barring a game-changer (the Sig P365), I'm not apt to need any of the poly Walthers, or poly anything else.

The steel Walthers are another matter.
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My nitestand is a p226 tacops and my other is a gen 3-23, but my love is my pps m2. We're all living a dirty life!
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:04 AM   #35
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I was a Glock fan and still like them, but the only poly pistol I have now is a P365. I don't shoot it as well as I did my Glock 26, but it's ten rounds of 9mm in the size of a Glock 42 and it runs as well as my Glocks did. I tried some poly Walthers, but I decided to go back to where the Walther banner earned its fame - the all steel PP series.
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I find two things I always read funny when comparing Glocks to Walthers:

(1) Is that Glocks are more reliable than Ulm products. Would put both as extremely reliable, and I've never had any malfunction with my PPQ or P99c (or my G23). Would trust my life with any of these pistols. I shoot the PPQ the best, followed by the P99c, followed by the G23. I attribute that to the factory triggers. Walther just does it better than Glock.

(2) If the SHTF, they'll go with Glocks because parts will be easier to find. Hate to break it to you, but unless you have several tractor trailers full of ammunition backed up to your house, you'll run out of ammunition long before anything breaks in a Walther. As for finding spare mags, would guess most already own all they'll need in that situation. I wouldn't trust a mag I picked up out of the dirt, but I do trust the ones I own.

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I find two things I always read funny when comparing Glocks to Walthers:

(1) Is that Glocks are more reliable than Ulm products. Would put both as extremely reliable, and I've never had any malfunction with my PPQ or P99c (or my G23). Would trust my life with any of these pistols. I shoot the PPQ the best, followed by the P99c, followed by the G23. I attribute that to the factory triggers. Walther just does it better than Glock.

(2) If the SHTF, they'll go with Glocks because parts will be easier to find. Hate to break it to you, but unless you have several tractor trailers full of ammunition backed up to your house, you'll run out of ammunition long before anything breaks in a Walther. As for finding spare mags, would guess most already own all they'll need in that situation. I wouldn't trust a mag I picked up out of the dirt, but I do trust the ones I own.

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