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New to PPQ. Any after-market gadgets/tweaks one can use to reduce muzzle flip on this handgun?
A better grip and I'm not kidding. I'm 74 and small framed and after watching videos by Bob Vogel and controlling recoil, it made a big difference for me. I have a Poly Q5 too and shoot factory 124 grain ammo.
 

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A better grip and I'm not kidding. I'm 74 and small framed and after watching videos by Bob Vogel and controlling recoil, it made a big difference for me. I have a Poly Q5 too and shoot factory 124 grain ammo.
Exactly this. I was going to hit "Like" but that would not be strong enough.

Working on and improving your grip is the best gadget you will ever buy.
 

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Lower power soft shooting loads (heavy bullets, and a small charge of fast powder), and a lighter slower recoil spring to cycle them.

Plastic pistols have more muzzle flip tho (compared to all steel guns), so best to just embrace it and work on your grip technique.
 

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I was going to say the same thing, but I thought they'd just think I was being an AH. <img src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />[/QUOTE]

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Having just got my first Walther ( PPQ Q5 Match 9mm) and my first 9mm ( I am a .45 guy) a couple weeks ago, I think the hoopla on the muzzle flip is greatly over exaggerated. I am interested in changing out the RSA, but not for recoil. I just don't trust plastic that much.
 

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Having just got my first Walther ( PPQ Q5 Match 9mm) and my first 9mm ( I am a .45 guy) a couple weeks ago, I think the hoopla on the muzzle flip is greatly over exaggerated. I am interested in changing out the RSA, but not for recoil. I just don't trust plastic that much.
I bought a stainless steel guide rod for my Q5 for the same reason, but it peened the head, where it meets the barrel lug. I sent it back, they sent me a new one and that one did it too. I went back to the plastic one and it's never failed me yet. I do carry a spare though, just in case.
 

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You guys and the bloody muzzle flip talk! Shoot the .40 and 45 PPQ, than we can discuss muzzle flip(which is still manageable) but the 9mm PPQ come on....:rolleyes:
 

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You guys and the bloody muzzle flip talk! Shoot the .40 and 45 PPQ, than we can discuss muzzle flip(which is still manageable) but the 9mm PPQ come on....:rolleyes:
I'm 74 and weigh 160lbs. That makes me old and small, two disadvantages to controlling recoil. I shoot a lot of IDPA/USPSA type events and when trying to shoot splits of .5 (or less) and make head shots into a 4" circle at 15 yards with factory ammo, recoil control becomes a very real issue. I've learned from some very good shooters about how to control recoil,which has helped me immensely, but the laws of physics prevail and it's still not easy and my groups at full tilt are not as good as the younger, bigger guys.
 

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I would put forth that controlling muzzle flip during recoil is not the goal of shooting accurately with fast splits. It’s controlling the wobble/muzzle dip/oscillations when the slide returns. If the slide returns to the same position relative to the target then a follow up shot can be made sooner.

You can work on your grip with hand positioning, pressure and strength or try and tune up your spring to get what you are looking for.


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The flip on a Q5 9m is pretty meek. Sure..its more than something like a CZ 75. But it’s not all that snappy.

Switch to lower power 147 rounds. Will help.
 

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The flip on a Q5 9m is pretty meek. Sure..its more than something like a CZ 75. But it’s not all that snappy.

Switch to lower power 147 rounds. Will help.
I use 124 grain factory ammo, as my Q5 Poly serves a dual purpose. I also use it for informal metallic silhouette and though sighted for 25 yards, we also have shots at 50, 75 and 100 yards. The 124's drop 8.5 inches at 100 yards whereas the 147's drop 11.5 inches. I don't have to do as much holdover or guesswork with the 124's
 
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