Gun Report

Walther PPQ No. 2776481 40 S&W, $680

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The PPQ is a hammerless striker-fired pistol, so there's no decocker. A trickier takedown method and unusual magazine release made it stand out in both good and bad ways. The Walther functioned well, but the takedown method and magazine malfunction dropped its grade below the others.

Walther PPQ No. 2776481 40 S&W, $680

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The right side of the PPQ shows the amount of ambidextrous operation it offered. Below the index finger is the trigger-guard integrated magazine release. Above and parallel to the finger is the right-side slide release. Some shooters will like the textured, squared trigger guard.
Another ding we administered to the PPQ was because of trouble with one of the magazines. The spring slipped past the follower during our range session. It was a minor problem, but still vexing.

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