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Hi WF,

Purchased my first handgun, Walther PPS M2 9mm. I purchased it after considerable online research, and while the overwhelming online feedback suggested that I purchase a Glock, I was drawn to the Walther.

The truth be told, I was a attracted to the Walther line because of it's iconic tie to the James Bond brand. What can I say!

But after considerable research, I learned that the Walther line has the street creds to back-up my less than scientific reasons for selecting this weapon.

I really enjoy shooting the PPS, and I am actually getting a lot closer to actually hitting the barn than originally. I carry it at all times … just in case I come across a side-stepping barn causing mayhem. :)

I have decided to purchase another handgun (maybe a couple … the bug has bitten me) for home defense. I was thinking about the 9mm PPQ Q5 Match. Since the steel frame became available, the polymer models have fallen into the low $600's and they have the increased round capacity I seek. Admittedly, I also like Q5 because it looks cooler than a Dubai ski slope.

Any thoughts? And is this too much for an introduction?

PS. I am not a first time gune owner but rather a first time gun owner.
 

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Welcome Mike!

The Q5 is a nice pistol, but for home defense I might consider something else - like the standard PPQ.

For one thing a ported barrel isn't a great choice for a defense gun IMO. It's going to divert the blast upward, and at night in the house it's going to produce more flash. If you need to fire in a retention (close) position the upward blast is going toward your face.

Fine on the range at arms-length, just not great for a defense gun.
 

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Welcome aboard.

I agree with the porting becoming an issue when shooting in the dark or close to your body. I recently shot some Federal 115 gr bulk stuff I got Wal-Mart before they bent the knee. In my PPS's shorter barrel I had a significant flame front leaving the barrel. Probably due to a slower burning powder. Glad I was only using it for target practice.

I am told that powder burn rate is the difference between Critical Duty and Critical Defense. Defense has faster burning powder for shorter than 4 inch barrels like the PPS.

-- Mark
 

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Thank you for the welcome!

Dear czsuby, MarkS20, Jan whitaker,, jkv45 & DE Pistole,

Thank you for the warm welcome. Sound advice regarding the Q5, I was simply enamored with it's appearance.

There was a post recommending I look at the Creed, I did, you wouldn't want to have to look at it for too long … talk about homely. But for the price it does seem to be an excellent value. Just the same I think I will pass.

Jan whitaker, I have started researching the P99 and I think it is a great weapon. I really like the Anti-Stress trigger. Looks like it might be the winner.

Best regards,

Mike
PS. I am also new to these types of forums, please feel free to critique my posts for appropriateness and general format.
 

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Another hello and welcome from the southern Carolina. Good choice on the PPS M2. jkv45 gives good, practical advice. The PPQ line does indeed offer several good choices for a home defense pistol. Welcome.
 
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