Walther Arms announced the launch of its PPQ M2 .45 ACP. This is a major announcement because it’s the company’s first .45 ACP offering in its history. The Walther PPQ is considered, by many, the Mercedes Benz of striker fired pistols; I can vouch for that accolade as I had the opportunity to fire a couple hundred rounds through the company’s PPQ 9mm. I was immensely impressed by its ergonomics and trigger; which is easily the best out of the box trigger in the market for a production firearm.
The PPQ .45 offers some of the same characteristics like a 5.6 pounds trigger, three separate safeties and a mil-spec Picatinny rail. The PPQ .45 has an overall length of 7.4 inches, a magazine capacity of 12 rounds, and a polygonal rifled 4.25 inch barrel. The PPQ features a thumb magazine release – for my taste that decision is a step back from the ambidextrous trigger guard magazine release.
Walther’s PPQ .45 will be available at your dealer beginning October 2015. M.S.R.P. has not been released. This is a pistol that you’ll want check out!