I think you're right, and if the reported MSRP is correct, at $499, then these may go for $450 or less.It's a brilliant move eliminating the two biggest complaints by PPQ detractors:
1. light pull of the striker
2. paddle mag release.
They will sell a boatload. Remember, Walther is not Santa Claus and is in business to make money.
I agree with this too.The Edsel...the Aztek...the PPX. There's a strain of ugly that pops its head up every now and then.
+1...nailed it. For those that don't see this,...don't want to see this.This is too easy...Walther has the PPQ for the discriminating pistol lovers, and now they're going to broaden their market and produce a pistol (the PPX) for everyone else....it's that simple. Marketing 101 !!!
I admit that I'm one of the guys that aren't really all that interested in this pistol, as of right now. I just don't like the idea of a hammer fired DAO pistol with a push button mag release.I don't believe some of the posts here. We've known about this for barely 40 hours and so many have decided they don't like it/don't want it/can't stand it....
I for one welcome this as a possible addition to the ever shrinking list of new Walthers available in this state where the Second Amendment has been under constatnt attack by way of legislation and administration to exclude as many firearms as can be. No PPS. No PK380. No PPQ. No more PPK. I surly hope that Walther submits this new offering for examination and testing here.
How about we give Walther a chance to roll it out, explain its parameters, and get it into the hands of shooters who will then be in a position to be as critical as they should be after a real shakedown.
I don't disagree, but I see it more as Walther's attempt at a Sigma/SD line. Police is a fine market to chase, but this gun in particular looks like an entry model to me.The PPQ is my favorite pistol, bar none. I love my Ruger SR9c for CCW year-round, but I OC my PPQ at work, and conceal it OWB frequently. To be frank, it would take something amazing to excite me nearly as much as the PPQ.
I say this because I don't feel that it's necessary or fair to compare anything else to the PPQ. I am not looking for a replacement go-to pistol. I certainly may add other pistols to the stable, though. Why? "Just because..."
I don't expect any/many PPQ owners to trade out, but a few of us may add. It is also possible that this may be oriented toward US LEOs. The action, price point, and chambering, as well as US friendly mag release, all seem in line with that goal.
Hey, that's why they made Glocks....I understand they were designed by a brick layer. Plenty of undiscriminating buyers who LIKE Ugly. It's OK...it's all about choices, marketing and market share. Reminds me of some of the girls in high school...the discriminating shopper looked over some of these girls, however, there were enough non-discriminating shoppers to take up the slack. 'Something for Everyone'....some like beauty, while others like Ugly....go figure. Way to go Walter !!!!!!The Edsel...the Aztek...the PPX. There's a strain of ugly that pops its head up every now and then.
Well it was the exquisitely crafted lines of the PPQ that first caught my eye and set it apart from all the others that more closely resembled a brick...oh, they shot well, but they were just ugly.I think the PPQ is ugly.
this could also be squarely aimed at the professional security market. There is a huge market for security companies who don't have police budgets and want reasonably priced handguns for their employees.
Hahaaha. So it's the P99/PPQ with a LEM/DAK/DAO, hammer-fire system instead of a DA/SA or SAO.
So it's an HK P30? Pretty cool, but not small enough to replace my PPS as EDC, and probably doesn't have a nicer trigger than the P99 to replace it as my range gun.