It’s been a couple months since I posted my 2,000 round update on the awesome Walther PPQ. There’s a pretty good reason for that – I’ve been busy testing other guns and gear, and ammo is expensive! But I finally crossed the 3,000 round threshold, and it’s time for another update.
3,000 Rounds, 0 Failures
The Walther PPQ continues to be one of my all-time favorite pistols. So far since buying the gun, I’ve only cleaned and lubricated it once, and have yet to have a single malfunction of any kind. The PPQ continues to be extremely accurate, and I can’t say enough good things about the ergonomics and the trigger, which I adore.
I’ve been carrying the pistol in the appendix position in a Bradley Custom Concealment Shield-A, which I will formally review once Bradley Custom Concealment’s site comes back online. The short version is that this is a fantastic holster and a great way to conceal a full-size pistol like the PPQ.
We’re heading into summer though, and it’s already hot here in south Texas, so the PPQ will likely see less concealed carry over the hot summer months in favor of something smaller, namely my Smith & Wesson Shield 9.
My PPQ is stock, and it’s going to stay that way unless I find some sights that I can’t live without. But I have managed to pick up a few more magazines. If there’s a low point to the PPQ, it’s the cost of magazines, but there’s a cost savings trick – don’t buy the Walther PPQ factory magazines.
Instead, buy Magnum Research Baby Eagle magazines, which are the exact same thing for about half the price. I know, this is usually a bad idea, but they are both made by Mec-Gar, are very high quality, and are truly the same thing.
If you don’t already own a PPQ, you’re missing out. My wife likes mine so much, she wants one of her own, which I must say I was thrilled to hear. Until next time!