walther ppq subcompact
The Walther PPQ Subcompact is…well…a subcompact variant of Walther’s PPQ M2. The barrel, slide and frame are shortened to accommodate a shorter barrel and shorter magazine. However, much of the song remains the same compared to the full-size version.
The PPQ Subcompact, like the M2, is rather bare-bones in terms of controls. There’s a slide release, takedown levers and a magazine release, and that’s it. The slide release and takedown is ambidextrous, but the magazine release button has to be switched around if you’re a lefty. The frame has a 1913 rail for using an accessory.
The missing-link in Walther’s PPQ line to-date has been a sub-compact model to fill the concealed-carry void. For the growing legion of PPQ fans, the wait is now over. Shown next to the full size PPQ Q5 TAC model, the SC is truncated accordingly at both grip-and barrel-ends to aid in concealment and every-day-carry comfort. With each PPQ SC comes one 10-round flush-fitting magazine, and one 15-round extended magazine with a grip sleeve to fill the gap.
This is where this gun sets itself apart from many guns. The Walther PPQ SC is a sub-compact gun. When most people hear this, it makes them nervous because most think low capacity or single stack guns when they hear sub-compact. This gun boasts a double stack mag well. I have the LE Model, which came with three different magazines. The first is a standard 10-round magazine that sat flush with the grip of the gun. The second magazine was a 10-round capacity mag that has a very comfortable pinky extension. But, the third magazine was a 15-round capacity mag. This is the magazine that I carry on a daily basis. With the 15-round mag, it turns this grip and gun into what is, basically, a regular sized PPQ grip.
The PPQ M2 is a true breakthrough in ergonomics for self-defense handguns. The sculpted grip meshes smoothly into the hand. The trigger is the finest ever on a polymer, striker-fired handgun. The styling is elegant and trim. What’s more, the PPQ M2 has been updated with a new traditional reversible mag release button. Specifications: Weight: 21.2 oz. # of Mags: 2x10rd and 1x15rd Overall Length: 5.4 Rate-of-Twist: 1-in-10 Additional Info: Ambi Mag Release & Slide Stop Additional Info: Interchangeable Backstraps Additional Info: Front & Rear Slide Serrations
|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||9 x 6 x 0.25 inches|
|Package Weight||0.7 Ounces|
|Brand Name||TALON GRIPS|
|Grip Size||Large Backstrap|