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Old November 17, 2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Walther PPX

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2...x-information/

It looks like an HK USPc & a PPQ had a baby and moved the mag release...

The bore axis on the gun is also abnormally high.

I'm sure it'll be a good seller though as Walther makes quality guns.
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Old November 17, 2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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It looks like there is a little hi-point in there as well
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Old November 17, 2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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Umarex or Carl Walther..... Hope it's not umarex

Pre tensioned DA? So does that mean no restrike capability?

Well I suppose Walther making a crappy gun was bound to happen eventually.
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Old November 17, 2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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At least it has a normal mag release.
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Old November 17, 2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Normal mag release?

Ha! The mag releases on the P99 and PPQ are great. Too bad they are trying to more "Americanize" their gun. I can't see how the push button is superior. To each their own. Do you own a walther?
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Old November 17, 2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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When I can get a drum magazine;



I'll think about it.
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Old November 17, 2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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It looks like there is a little hi-point in there as well
Don't it though!
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Old November 18, 2012, 01:01 AM   #8
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I love the PPQ, P99, PPS, and PPK. I wanted to love the PPX, when I first saw the words, "new Walther pistol". Then, I saw the pictures.

Damn.

Really, Walther?

So ugly.
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Old November 18, 2012, 04:19 AM   #9
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Looks like the big brother of the PK380
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:06 AM   #10
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I second the hi-point comment as well. Looks hideous. Makes a Glock look like the next best runner up at the beauty pageant.
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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It has a hammer, that's good. Walther did away with the paddle mag release and outstanding, (HK like) slide release lever... that's bad.
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Old November 18, 2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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I'm surprised nobody has discussed one of the more interesting aspects of the article...
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MSRP for the all black [PPX] is $499 and $549 for the duo-tone.
MSRP for the PPQ is $599. Assuming a similar ratio of street price to MSRP as the PPQ, this would put the PPX's street price in the low $400s- Ruger SR territory.

The price, along with the blocky styling, indicates that this pistol represents a new marketing direction for Walther- a pistol intended for the low-price, high-volume end of the commercial market.

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Walther reps called the trigger pull on the PPX a “constant action” system. As I understand it, it is not a true double action pull, but rather a “prepped” pull with a relatively short, and perceptible reset.
IOW the trigger will be somewhat like the SIG DAK trigger, short-reset DAO, but the article does not explain whether it will have second-strike capability.
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:43 AM   #13
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it looks to me like the PK380 and a HI point did the dirty. aesthetics are disappointing. changing up the mag release is disappointing as well. i really like that style of release, it just makes so much sense. Carguychris brought up a good point about the MSRP. that will kinda be a low price point for a walther. i will be interested in a deeper explanation of the trigger system. walther makes good triggers right from the factory. every walther i own(save the P22) all the way back to the P1 have good triggers. the PPS trigger is great. so
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:57 AM   #14
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There is a 19 page (at this point) discussion on the PPX on the Walther Forum where almost all of the conclusions have been jumped to. Quite amusing.

http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p...er-ppx-19.html

Enjoy.
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Old November 18, 2012, 11:22 AM   #15
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No, I don't have a Walther. Being used to the 'American' mag release, I wouldn't be interested in getting one.
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Old November 18, 2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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a third for the hi point. looks like someone signed a contract somewhere
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Old November 18, 2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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+/- about the new PPX...

I'm slightly conflicted about this new Walther semi-auto.
The PPX looks a tad aggressive & not well suited for deep concealment but it does offer some great features for defense/duty uses.
My good friend is considering buying a new handgun. He's a non-shooter & entry level so the PPX's DA only/hammer fired system is ideal.
I'm curious to know if the pistol as a ambi-slide release(I'm left handed).
The Walther MSRPs seem about right too, for a polymer frame semi-auto pistol.

Any word yet when this new PPX line will be on sale or available to the US public?
I'd add that I'm interested in knowing if the Walther PPXs would be covered by Smith & Wesson's lifetime service policy. That would be a selling point.

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Old November 18, 2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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My good friend is considering buying a new handgun. He's a non-shooter & entry level so the PPX's DA only/hammer fired system is ideal.... Any word yet when this new PPX line will be on sale or available to the US public?
I'm fairly certain that the PPX is designed specifically for the American commercial market- a first for Walther. I also suspect that Walther is targeting the exact market segment your friend is a part of: first-time buyers who are looking for something functional, inexpensive, and simple to use, but not necessarily CCW-friendly.

IOW it targets the same market as the S&W SD-series, Ruger P95, and Taurus 24/7. Its similarity to the SD makes me wonder if this pistol is part of the reasoning behind cutting ties with S&W.
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I'd add that I'm interested in knowing if the Walther PPXs would be covered by Smith & Wesson's lifetime service policy. That would be a selling point.
It sounds like the PPX won't hit stores until well after the S&W/Walther sales relationship is terminated.
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Old November 18, 2012, 04:31 PM   #19
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Ugh. Is this a real Walther or an Umarex posing as a Walther (P22, PK380)?

They appear to have gotten rid of some of the best features of the P99/PPQ , such as the awesome striker systems and mag release.
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Old November 18, 2012, 06:00 PM   #20
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I personally prefer a hammer fired gun.

That said...this thing looks like it took a long fall off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
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Old November 18, 2012, 06:18 PM   #21
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Too bad it's so ugly, but then I prefer my guns hammer-fired anyway. Someone will love it, no doubt.... plenty of love out there for ugly guns (not naming any brand names, of course! )
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:04 PM   #22
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So ugly...
It really, really is just old fashioned ugly.
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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I'm fairly certain that the PPX is designed specifically for the American commercial market
so the american commercial market wants ugly as sin pistols w/ crappy ergos..

lol

Im mixed on if i want it to succeed or not.
A- succeeds and walther may continue to put out ugly umarex guns for the US
B- gets their toes wet in the US water to find out its too cold and wont try again for a while








and then there is C, where I hope they wind up.

C- they realize they already make the perfect gun (P99AS) and decide to make a hammer version
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:22 PM   #24
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that is one ugly pistol.
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:46 PM   #25
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In fairness, everyone thought the p99 was the height of ugliness when it came out, and lots of people thought the ppq was even worse.
Based on my own experience with Walther I'm going to withhold judgement until I actually get a chance to hold one. How a gun feels in my hand and how it shoots are far more important to me than how well it photographs.
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