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Is the Walther Q4 part of the PPQ family of firearms? Can the Q4 fit in a PPQ holster?
 

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Yes and Yes. The second yes is only if the holster is formed to fit with a threaded barrel or the muzzle end of the holster is 'open'.
 

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A PPQ Q4 TAC is a PPQ, the Q4 tac is milled for a red dot optic and has a threaded barrel...its still a PPQ. The Q4 will fit any PPQ holster that has an 'open' muzzle end. If you install an optic, there are holster makers that make holsters that'll work with an optic.

Q4 is a PPQ.
 

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A PPQ Q4 TAC is a PPQ, the Q4 tac is milled for a red dot optic and has a threaded barrel...its still a PPQ. The Q4 will fit any PPQ holster that has an 'open' muzzle end. If you install an optic, there are holster makers that make holsters that'll work with an optic.

Q4 is a PPQ.
Along those lines, come on Safariland, give me a 6360RDS for a PPQ with a dot and a U-boat. (Without a dot, the older P99Q 6360/6390 will work. I need to look at mine and see if I can mill the holster body for a dot without adversely affecting the retention.)
 

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Along those lines, come on Safariland, give me a 6360RDS for a PPQ with a dot and a U-boat. (Without a dot, the older P99Q 6360/6390 will work. I need to look at mine and see if I can mill the holster body for a dot without adversely affecting the retention.)
Did that already. I had to remove the ALS locking system to make the cut for the optic. Works good, but with 'no' retention. I'd be all over a 6360RDS. In the meantime, I've purchased a few holsters from DARA that work great with the PPQ and an optic.
 

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Remove the ALS whilst cutting, or you ended up removing it entirely, rendering the holster useless?
 

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To cut the Safariland holster to allow room for the red dot optic, the very part of the holster that holds the ALS mechanism has to be cut out/removed. But useless????? I think not.

Here's a schmorgers board of Safariland holsters along with one of my home made holsters for when I need to carry concealed.

PPQ 4". Holster is cut to allow for the optic. In doing so, the ALS system had to go. There ain't no free lunch.
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Same gun in a Safariland Raptor. Again, modified to accept the optic, but in this case I was able to keep the hood.
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4" PPQ with no optic.
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P99 with no optic.
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All the previous four.
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And then there's the DARA duty holsters. PPQ Q4 Tac on top and PPQ Q5 on the bottom. I also have one for my PPQ 45.
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Last but not least, my home made close fitting holster to allow for and protect the red dot optic. Can carry 4" or 5" Q.
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Thanks for the photos and explanation. That makes that cut a no-go for me as I wouldn't want to give up the ALS. I was hoping the ALS didn't attach with a screw at the holster 12:00 on that model, but rather at 3:00 as in the 6360/90RDS for my Glocks. But you can't win 'em all.
 
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