2,000 Rounds, 0 Failures
In the past couple weeks I have been to the range several times with my Walther PPQ, finally passing the 2,000 round mark. As I mentioned in my 1,000 Round Update, I decided to go 2,000 rounds before cleaning or lubricating the pistol to see how it would perform. So far so good!
Up until today, I hadn’t field stripped the gun since I bought it, so I wasn’t really even sure how dirty the gun would be internally. Having never gone 2,000 rounds without cleaning a pistol before, I was pretty surprised how clean the PPQ was (see the gallery below).
I have used a mixture of ammunition so far in the Mini Endurance Test, but the bulk of it has been Winchester White Box FMJ 115 grain, Remington UMC MC 115 grain, Remington JHP 115 grain, and PMC FMJ 115 grain. You guessed it, the cheapest stuff I could find. The gun has functioned flawlessly, and continues to be a smooth and comfortable shooter.
Accuracy is still outstanding. The gun has been shot by many different shooters, and everyone has been very happy with the way the gun has shot. Here’s an example.
I recently used my PPQ to teach a woman to shoot who had never even held a handgun before. I kid you not, her first group at the range was around 3 inches at 3 yards. Yeah, it was only 3 yards, but she had never even held a handgun before! I think that had very little to do with my teaching ability and a lot to do with the PPQ.
I carry the PPQ whenever I can properly conceal it, and I’m still very happy carrying it in my Theis IWB Holster. It’s been a pretty warm winter here in South Texas, so I’m not always able to wear enough clothing to properly conceal the PPQ. On those days, I carry my Kahr CM9.
Update 5/4/2012 – Check out our 3,000 Round Update