Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- This quick review covers the Walther PPQ M2 pistol a striker-fired, semiautomatic handgun with a 4.1-inch barrel, which is the compact version and about as large of a handgun as I tend to carry.
Using a double-stack magazine, the .40 S&W chambering holds 11 + 1 rounds, or with an extended magazine, 13 + 1 rounds.
The ergonomics of the gun are excellent. It feels good in my hand, is not nearly has thick as a Glock, and recoil is quite manageable, even when shooting .40 S&W.
Because of its polymer frame, the gun is reasonably light.
The M2 has a nice trigger, with a .4-inch take up, a very crisp break, and a short reset.
Part of the reason for for the sweet trigger is that when the slide comes forward it FULLY cocks the striker. Thus, the trigger is merely dropping the seer to fire the gun. On most other striker-fired handguns, such as the Glock, the striker is only cocked about halfway when the slide comes forward. As you pull the trigger, the gun finishes cocking the striker and then drops the seer.
The M2 is also a tack driver. The trigger certainly plays a part in that.
With hundreds of rounds of various brands of ammunition through it, the M2 has yet to malfunction at all.
The M2 comes with windage-adjustable iron sights, with windage-adjustable night sights as an option.
The M2 has a trigger-lever safety, like a Glock, and an automatic drop safety. The magazine release is large, reversible, protected, and easy to reach even with the gun held in a shooting position. The slide lock is ambidextrous, long, and has a low profile.
Removing the slide is similar to a Glock: check the gun is unloaded, pull the trigger, pull down on the takedown tabs, pull back ever-so-slightly on the slide, and then the slide comes forward and off the gun. Remove the barrel and captive recoil spring in the usual manner from the slide and the gun is ready to clean. After cleaning, replace the barrel and recoil spring into the slide, put the slide on the gun and simply pull it back to return the gun to working order.
Pricing for the PPQ M2 is typically around $600.
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