Walther PPQ M2 is an Excellent Self Defense Option 

The Walther PPQ M2 is an excellent option for a self-defense handgun for both the home and concealed carry.  I was able to handle both the 9mm and .40 and dry fire them at the NRA Annual meeting in Houston.  Im a striker-fire guy but Walther has never been on my pistol radar. But both the ergonomics and the trigger on the PPQ felt better to me than my Glock 19, which is similar in size and capacity.

The sculpted grip meshes smoothly into the hand. The trigger is as one of the best Ive ever experienced on a polymer, striker-fired handgun.  The PPQ M2 has been updated for 2013 with a new traditional reversible mag release button.

The barrel is button rifled like Shilen/Hart/Broughton. As you will see in the video below it shoots lights out.  For accuracy, this is a step up over the HK/Glock hammer forged barrels.  The barrel could be more difficult to clean thoroughly and not have the iinfinite lifetime of a Glock.    

Some of compared it to the H&K P30, which is priced about $350 more the Walther PPQ.  Walther has separated from Smith& Wesson in the USA and is now based in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Walther plans on becoming a serious player in the U.S. self defense market.  They are off to a good start with the PPQ, which may already be the most accurate center fire pistols available for less than $650.

The PPQ is available in both 9mm and 40S&W.  Both calibers that I handled had A+ triggers. Ive seen the 9mm at my local Academy Sports and Outdoors for $630.  Im OK with my Glock 19, Glock 26 and Beretta Px4 Storm.  But I can certainly envision a PPQ in my future.  I purchased a PPQ M2 at Academy Sports on May 9, 2013. The Walther PPQ M2 certainly appears to be is an excellent option for those of you looking for a quality striker-fired pistol with a 15+1 capacity.

I ran 150 rounds of various 9mm ammo, including 124 grain JHP carry rounds through my 4 inch PPQ after I purchased it.  The trigger and accuracy are BETTER than advertised.  At $630 it was $60 more than a Glock 19 Gen4 at Academy.  Im very pleased with my purchase and have already ordered a custom holster.  The PPQ will be my EDC for the foreseeable future.


  1. Low profile three dot polymer combat sights.
    Rapid aiming and target acquisition. Rear sight screw adjustable for windage. Low profile won’t snag clothing. Optional metal self-illumination and metal Tritium night sights.

  2. Tenifer™ coated slide and barrel.
    Resists corrosion. Matte finish.

  3. Front and rear slide serrations.
    Non-slip surface to operate the slide smoothly. Distinctive Walther styling.

  4. Ambidextrous slide stop.
    Slide locks back on empty. Slide stop is extended for easy gloved operation.

  5. 3 safeties.
    Two drop safeties and a firing pin block for safe carry.

  1. Ergonomic Walther grip.
    Comfortable shape. Non-slip cross-directional grip surface for better control.

  2. New ambidextrous magazine release button.
    Conveniently positioned for thumb operation. Reversible for right or left hand operation.

  3. Quick Defense Trigger.
    Smooth, light 5.6 lb trigger pull for all shots. Short .4 trigger travel and .1 trigger reset for fast, accurate second shots. Facilitates double-taps. Superb trigger feel aids accuracy.

  4. Checkered trigger guard.
    Perfect for tactical two-handed grip stance.

  5. Custom accessory rail.
    Mounts optional flashlight or laser

I have not live fired a Walther PPQ.  Both both Colion Noir and Hickok45 have and they are impressed with this pistol.

I see why theres a stir about this pistol, with so many requests to get ahold of one. Its a great little shooter and seems well made. The striker-fired trigger is a dream trigger! -Hickok45



If you dont watch MSNBC or CNN than you may not be aware that the biggest gun nuts in America are Progressives.  These hoplohobes are obsessed with your guns.  Obama used to blame Bush for everything.  Today its the NRA. Guns are responsible for every problem we have, according to the left.  

Piece Morgan spews his venom and vitriol daily in his tweeter feed, which has more followers than his CNN television show has viewers. 

You wont hear Drama Queen Piers, who is so concerned with childrens safety, talk about the worlds largest childrens gun safety program, which is run by the NRA. Nor will #DearPiers tell you that measles kill 250,000 children outside of the United States every year, a problem that can eradicated with vaccinations. 

Regular MSNBC “Morning Joe” panelist Donny Deutsch said last week that senators who voted against last month’s failed gun legislation will “literally have blood on their hands” the next time there’s a shooting.

“Unfortunately the next time a crazy or somebody who would have not gotten a gun from a background check kills somebody, I want to know what the response is going to be because they literally have blood on their hands,” Deutsch said. “I want their response — that senator’s response — the next time, whether it’s tomorrow, next week, next month, a child, anybody is killed by somebody who might have been prevented by a background check, I want to know their answers at that moment in time.”

“They have blood on their hands,” he repeated. “It’s that simple. There’s no gray, there’s no abstract here, it is literally — the dots are that connected.”

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski seconded Deutsch’s comments, adding, “I agree completely. I’m sorry, there is no excuse for this.”

We won the first round in the Senate. But we can not let our guard down.  Progressives are working each and everyday to destroy the NRA and usurp Second Amendment civil rights.

We need to stay on the offensive. We must push to expand gun rights in our home states.  Firearms save hundreds of lives each day in the United States. Maddow, Morgan, Donaldson, Deutsch and all the cogs in the progressive propaganda machine have full time armed personal protection officers.

In fact, if you dont have a gun yet, you can make yourself and your family safer by simpy looking like you are carrying a gun.  Bad guys are looking for a victim, not a gun fight.

Smith and Wesson, a Massachusetts gun manufacturer, reported at the NRA meeting that 35% of gun purchases in the United States in 2012 were first time gun owners.  We are winning and the progressives are whining.

Since December, weve been fighting to save our civil rights.  But the most popular posts on this blog are the ones about guns, not gun politics.  So starting tomorrow, we are going to get back to the business of writing about guns and gear.  Ammo may still in short supply but guns and gear are available now. 

I was able to put hands on a ton of guns and gear at the 142nd NRA Annual Meeting in Houston.

Tomorrow: The Walther PPQ-M2


Stand And Fight for the Bill of Rights

For eighth grade student Jared Marcum, that phrase emblazoned on his NRA T-shirt turned out to be more than mere words — it became his rallying cry. Jared was arrested and suspended for wearing the shirt, which also displays an image of a Remington rifle, to his West Virginia school. But he stood up for his rights and when Jared returned to school following his suspension, he was not alone — dozens of students showed their support by wearing similar apparel. His family continues to fight to clear his name.



It's Not About Gun Control - It's About a Total Ban on Civilian Gun Ownership

Last night at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Glenn Beck warned NRA members that the freedom of all mankind is at stake and the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

They want to fundamentally transform our country and theyve just about finished the project, Beck told an audience of thousands Saturday evening at the NRA Stand and Fight Rally, They feel they must regulate us until we comply, but I will not comply.

Neither universal background checks nor any other proposed legislation is about gun control.  ITS ALL ABOUT A TOTAL BAN AND SUBSEQUENT CONFISCATION OF CIVILIAN OWNED GUNS. PERIOD.

During his 1996 Senate campaign Obama was asked, “Do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”  His answer was “Yes.  When campaigning for president in 2004, Obama said,  “I continue to support a [federal] ban on concealed carry.

Feinsteins “assault weapons” ban, supported by both Obama and Bloomberg would have enacted confiscation over a generation.  Gun owners would not immediately surrender their firearms, but because of the angle of the grip on the shotgun, or more than a dozen other cosmetic caveats, it would be a felony offense to pass hundreds of models of legally purchased and possessed firearms to anyone else, including family members, when you die.  Millions of guns would be confiscated by the government and destroyed over a“We’re not taking any guns away from you, just all future generations.”

James W. Porter II, who will be elected president by the NRA board of directors tomorrow said yesterday, I hear some Americans say with the last election, the country is lost. No, no. An election was lost.

Theres another election more important for the second amendment right around the corner, Porter said. With the U.S. Senate and the House (both) up for grabs, we as individual NRA members can direct the massive energy of spontaneous combustion to gain the political high ground. We do that and Obama can be stopped.

Progressives are working full time to drive a wedge between NRA leadership and its members. But their strategy is fundamentally flawed.  The NRA, like the GOP, loses members when their organizations move to the left, not to the right.  Progressives dont get it.  The average NRA member does.

Efforts to pass gun-control legislation have only made the National Rifle Association stronger, as the membership rolls now surpass a record 5 million, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre told the gun rights groups annual meeting Saturday.

The state of the NRA is stronger and larger than it has ever been, LaPierre said during the annual meeting attended by over 75,000 NRA members. Our commitment to freedom is unwavering and our growth is unprecedented. By the time were finished, the NRA must and will be 10 million strong.

About one-tenth of the members have joined in the past six months, the NRA says.

Political elites and their allies in the media are pushing a gun-control agenda that will lead to gun confiscation and a more dangerous America.

The NRA, LaPierre said, is at the middle of the river of Americas mainstream, and what we want is exactly what most Americans want, he said.


NRA Institute for Legal Action Opens Annual Meeting in Houston

(HOUSTON)  Where we see tragedy, Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, they see opportunity, said Chris Cox, the executive director for the NRAs Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).

While we pray for God to comfort those suffering unimaginable pain, they rush to microphones and cameras, gather in war rooms on Capitol Hill and scheme about how to use that suffering to push their political agenda, he continued. Thats who they are and what they believe, but not us.

Cox argued those who want more firearm regulations on the books are simply using the recent tragedies to push their political agendas.

We are the moms and dads and sons of daughters of the National Rifle Association, and we want to prevent Newtown, not take advantage of it, Cox said.

Wayne LaPierre, executive Vice President of the NRA described the main stream medai as distorting the gun debate in favor of gun control advocates and arguing that those in Washington and the elites are demonizing NRA members.

We know that every word spoken today and throughout this weekend is going to be scrutinized by our opponents but let me make this perfectly clear, we will never back away from our resolve to defend our rights and the rights of all law-abiding American gun owners.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he never loses faith in the founding fathers wisdom to include the Second Amendment of the Constitution among the Bill of Rights.

I wish that sentiment was found in more places, particularly a place whose boundaries are on the Potomac River, he said.

Our message to them, and our message to everyone in the country, is simple, he continued, adding a plug to the Lone Star State. There is still a place that loves freedom in America, where people can pursue their dreams free from the kneejerk government regulations that occur. That place is called Texas. That place is called Texas. We want to invite you, if youre not already here, consider coming to the place that loves freedom.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas challenged Vice President Joe Biden to a debate. Biden lead a task force for the Obama administration on coming up with a set of gun control proposals. One of his recommendations was for women to get a shotgun and fire it indiscriminately in the air if they feel threatened by a home invader.

I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour long conversation and debate – how do we stop crime? And if Vice President Biden really believes the facts are on his side, that this is not simply an exercise in political power by the administration, then I think he would welcome the opportunity to talk about the sources, he said.

Tara Kyle, the widow of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, gave an emotional speech at the event, where she fought back tears to describe her husband who had become known as a hero among members of the military and gun enthusiasts. In his autobiography, he claimed he killed 160 people during five combat tours in Iraq, a record for a U.S. military sniper.

While publishers and some parts of the public are impressed with numbers of kills, that number did not interest him, a number that would have been much more important to him would have been if someone could have told him the number of lives he saved, Taya Kyle said.

Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum warned in a broader argument that Obama was attacking Americans freedoms on a larger scale.

He also praised NRA supporters for weathering the gun control debate, calling them freedom warriors.

You stood tall–as unpopular as it seemed–but you stood for the truth. You didnt let all the smoke and the mirrors of trying to hide behind a horrible tragedy, to turn you from the truth, he said, though he received a more tepid response from the audience than some of the other speakers.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal spoke about the Obamas obsession with gun control, and the Democrats failure to control spending, the deficit. He said Obama has also failed America on health care and tax reform.

I believe he wants to be a good president, but he does have a lack of trust. He doesnt trust Americans, like you and I trust Americans. He will not succeed until that changes, he said.

Watch Senator Cruz pro-Constitution anti-crime message challenging crazy Joe Biden to an hour-long debate on gun violence.

I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. -George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginias Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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