Walther PPQ M2 preview lead
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Walther’s new PPQ M2 has all the tactical upgrades today’s officers need. In the upcoming October 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author Scott W. Wagner tests it on the range and reports his findings.

“Weighing in at only 24 ounces because of its sculpted-polymer frame with a 15-round magazine capacity, the compact-sized, 4-inch-barreled, 9mm PPQ M2 exudes German engineering and renowned Walther quality. As soon as I removed the PPQ M2 from the box, I knew it was a pistol with exceptional quality and features ideal for law enforcement use.

“The PPQ M2 ships with two steel magazines with bumper pads. The steel slide has both front and rear serrations for grasping, and both the slide and barrel are treated with Tenifer, an invisible surface treatment that resists corrosion. The PPQ M2’s low-profile, three-dot sights are made of polymer and adjustable for windage only. They are well defined and quick to pick up. The slide release is easily accessed by the shooting thumb; it’s ambidextrous, unobtrusive and operates smoothly. The system is a definite plus for those of us who use the slide release lever to speed up our reloading process.

“The PPQ is striker-fired, with no external hammer and without the manual decocker button found on the Walther P99 due to the ‘Quick Defense’ safety lever trigger system. The Quick Defense trigger is absolutely superb, just like the company’s literature claims. It has a short travel of only 0.4 inches with a 0.1-inch reset distance. It is very crisp and enhances the accuracy potential of the PPQ M2. It is probably the best striker-fired trigger of this type that I have ever handled.”

To learn more, check out the October 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, available on newsstands and digitally July 15, 2014. To subscribe, go to Tactical-Life.com/subscribe.

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