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So my 19 year mark in the Navy is quickly approaching and im thinking about gifting myself a PPQ. Im stuck between 3 different models and would appreciate some of your educated inputs. This will be my first walther and I plan on it being my carry pistol during the winter months and for secondary home defense, primary is a 12 gauge.

3 models in no particular order:
PPQ M1: interested in the paddles
PPQ M2 5in barrel: interested in the barrel length.
PPQ M2 Navy: interested in the possibility of a suppressor, which is probably going to be a retirement gift (3-5 years from now).

Any input is greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello there anchor clanker.....I R 1 2.....well, used to be. :D

I've got both varieties...M1 and M2....4" and 5".

For carry, you might find the 4" to be a little easier to carry. But having said that, some people can carry a 5" as easy as the 4". It's really a personal thing....and what works for one person, may not work for another.

My preference when it comes to paddles vs buttons is paddles. But, I have NO problem with the M2 models. Again, a personal thing.....and one you can adapt to, no matter which one you choose.

M2 Navy....another excellent choice and comes with a threaded barrel.

BTW, the 5" PPQ is offered in M1 and M2 versions....same for the 4".

However I'm pretty sure the PPQ Navy is currently only offered in the M2 version.
 

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Hello there anchor clanker.....I R 1 2.....well, used to be. <img src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

I've got both varieties...M1 and M2....4" and 5".

For carry, you might find the 4" to be a little easier to carry. But having said that, some people can carry a 5" as easy as the 4". It's really a personal thing....and what works for one person, may not work for another.

My preference when it comes to paddles vs buttons is paddles. But, I have NO problem with the M2 models. Again, a personal thing.....and one you can adapt to, no matter which one you choose.

M2 Navy....another excellent choice and comes with a threaded barrel.

BTW, the 5" PPQ is offered in M1 and M2 versions....same for the 4".

However I'm pretty sure the PPQ Navy is currently only offered in the M2 version.
Bwahaha, "anchor clanker"..... to funny. I didnt know the m1 offered a 5" barrel. Ill have to look into it. But thanks for the feedback.

BTW, how long has it been since youve seen the crest of a wave, been rocked in the cradle of the deep or had your anchor aweigh? Regardless, thanks for your service.
 

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So my 19 year mark in the Navy is quickly approaching and im thinking about gifting myself a PPQ. Im stuck between 3 different models and would appreciate some of your educated inputs. This will be my first walther and I plan on it being my carry pistol during the winter months and for secondary home defense, primary is a 12 gauge.

3 models in no particular order:
PPQ M1: interested in the paddles
PPQ M2 5in barrel: interested in the barrel length.
PPQ M2 Navy: interested in the possibility of a suppressor, which is probably going to be a retirement gift (3-5 years from now).

Any input is greatly appreciated.
If a suppressor is in the near future, you gotta go with a Navy model. FYI: you can buy a spare barrel from Walther to concealed carry and then re-insert the Navy barrel when you want the suppressor.
 

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If a suppressor is in the near future, you gotta go with a Navy model. FYI: you can buy a spare barrel from Walther to concealed carry and then re-insert the Navy barrel when you want the suppressor.[/QUOTE]

Thank you!!! This was an option I overlooked, and a likely course of action.
 

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Based on your interest I’d say go for M1 5”. I have the M2 5” and I am just blown away by the inherent accuracy of these pistols. These longslide ppq’s are absolute tack drivers, trust me. Funny thing is I haven’t even upgraded the sights on mine yet. I can’t even imagine how much more accurately I can shoot this gun once I get some good sights. It already shoots less than 2” at 25 yards.
 

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Go, Navy!

I'd choose the Navy if I were you.

That's coming from an Army guy:)
 

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I hate to burden you more but you forgot one other opinion. The PPQ M2 Subcompact which shoots amazingly well and is the easiest of all of them to conceal. It all depends on what you intend to use it for. If it is for target shooting I would say go with a 5” barrel, if you would potentially want a suppressor I’d probably go with the Navy. If you plan on carrying regardless of weather the Subcompact is the way to go. For a Subcompact its a good range gun.
 

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If a suppressor is in the near future, you gotta go with a Navy model. FYI: you can buy a spare barrel from Walther to concealed carry and then re-insert the Navy barrel when you want the suppressor.
Thank you!!! This was an option I overlooked, and a likely course of action.[/QUOTE]

I actually suggest the opposite. Get the m1 and buy the threaded barrel closer to when you get the suppressor since that process takes a while anyway.

Paddles for the win.
 

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Well Waltheranians, based on hours of research, your experiences and knowledge and some range rental fees, I came to the conclusion that I'm going with the M1.

However, life threw me a curveball and now I have to shift focus from a new pistol to a damn stroller.
 

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Well Waltheranians, based on hours of research, your experiences and knowledge and some range rental fees, I came to the conclusion that I'm going with the M1.

However, life threw me a curveball and now I have to shift focus from a new pistol to a damn stroller.
Looks like instead of conundrums, you should have been thinking of condoms... :D
 
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