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Have and love shooting my 4" ppq 9mm. Since it is my go to Home Defense and rarely carry it (although it is easy to carry), was thinking why not just go 5".

Big differences? I mean...4" vs 5" should shoot better. Just wondering how much better if anyone has experience between the two firearms. THanks.
 

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Have and love shooting my 4" ppq 9mm. Since it is my go to Home Defense and rarely carry it (although it is easy to carry), was thinking why not just go 5".

Big differences? I mean...4" vs 5" should shoot better. Just wondering how much better if anyone has experience between the two firearms. THanks.
The difference is there. I don't know it If it is big or not but it is real. A longer sight radius is the biggest difference. The longer radius makes it easier to place quick accurate shots.
 

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I have a 4" M1 and a 5" M1 and have put 1000s of rounds through both. Totally agree with Jimmo's comment above.

It isn't a HUGE difference but there is some. Also, the 5" may be slightly less flippy, but again, it isn't a HUGE difference.

For carry I would go with the 4", or also my P99c.

Dave
 

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Have you shot both?
Yes. I own and shoot copies of both. Once I purchased the five inchers though, I find I shoot them more than the 4 inchers.

They are both really good guns. For me, the shooting characteristics of the five inch make it my slight preference.
 

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Have and love shooting my 4" ppq 9mm. Since it is my go to Home Defense and rarely carry it,........... was thinking why not just go 5".
For Home Defense?!!! At room distance it won't make the slightest bit of difference.

If, on the other hand, the assailant manages to get to within 3 meters of you before you have made up your mind to shoot, then it will make a big difference. The longer slide will make it easier for him to grab hold of it and twist your wrist backwards, both preventing the action from cycling after you've sent a shot into nowhere and enabling him to disarm you.

Stick with your 4" pistol.

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^^^ Yes. For home defense, that's why I also have the .45 :D
 

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I have the 5” PPQ in 22lr, 9mm, and 40sw. One can only hope, dream, and wish Walther made a 5” PPQ in 45acp until then my suppressor ready model will have to suffice. My Q’s are only used for target shooting so I prefer the longer sight radius. Many moons ago I rented the 4” model which is when I seen the “light” and haven’t looked back.

The 5” model would make a great home defense gun. I can hit a steel plate 75-80 yards away pretty consistently, that is about the size of a PPQ gun case, not sure I could do that with a 4”.;)
 
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