Good luck. I expect you will love it.Hey Duke, I have the black barrel, on sale at Gunbuyer for $499.00. Planning my range visit this afternoon, sharing the range with Home Land Security(Border Patrol, Customs, CBP) Their doing their quarterly quals. in the am.
Congrats on the new purchase! Nice price too! Especially for a 5 inch!Just picked up my new PPQ M1 5" from my FFL, ordered it exclusively from GunBuyer.com. They are the only ones to have this M1 set-up. Range trip tomorrow, can't wait. My fourth Walther, Gotta love them paddles!!
Yes sorry the slide is ported not barrel. Not a comp shooter, just looking for a nice range and home defense gun and this looks like it. Plus i'll have plenty of mags with my 4in. (FO site is a big plus IMO)I have a 5" M1, in basic black. Main reason for me was the paddle mag release which I prefer, and also that the mags will work in the 4" M1 as well. I have used it in IDPA types of events and I like the fiber front sight. Otherwise I would be using night sights like TruGlo TFX Pros.
Note that the barrel is not ported. The slide has some "ports" but these are only to reduce the weight.
The longer sight radius does seem to help with accuracy.