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Jack Ruby
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Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
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Supposed to have an even better trigger than the PPQ, better grip, flat top slide for optics, and deeper serrations.

Comes in 4.5" full size, 18+1, and 4" compact (lighter than a Glock 19 at 23-ish oz), 15+1. If you can even find one, they're selling for around $650 and $620, respectively, but I've seen some selling for $750+.

Hope this finally gives Walther its due in market share. For the life of me, I never understood how, with such pedigree and reliability and ergonomics, Walther never rivaled Glock and S&W in the N. American market. This thing looks phenomenal.

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SpotLight17171717
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HUGE fan of Walther! It’s comical that this brand isn’t that well known. My favorite thus far is the Creed.


Jack Ruby
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Apparently cops all over Europe carry Walthers all the time, yet Glock, a damn Austrian company, has nearly a monopoly on duty pistols in the US. It's bizaare. Walter's are, in Amy way ways, the superior arm, but Glock is just a great case of elite marketing and a word of mouth I guess.


EFHogman
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I love a walther


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LSUGent
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
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but Glock is just a great case of elite marketing and a word of mouth I guess.


You’re not wrong, but you’re also missing the big point that Glock was the first company to create a modern and well functioning polymer framed gun. They were able to create their brand and marketing as THE polymer striker fired gun with virtually no competition.


GardenDistrictTiger
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
I own a PPQ, P99ac, and had a Creed that I gave to my nephew. They are all exceptional firearms. The ergonomics for me as a left handed shooter are excellent and the trigger is as well. Walther pistols are a definite thumbs up.


prplhze2000
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
Cops I know don't like the Walther.
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Gaston
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
They were always cheaper than HK and Sig too. It was always, “best...for the money.”


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upgrayedd
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Cops I know don't like the Weather.

It has been a bit nippy lately


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jdavid1
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It’s comical that this brand isn’t that well known.


You serious clark?


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S1C EM
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Member since Nov 2007
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FUUUUUUUUUUDGE. I want. Haven't even clicked yet, but Walther's are damn sweet.


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thegreatboudini
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Damn. I’m very close to snagging a Sig M17, but that 4.5” model has me balking.


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Scuttle Buttin
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
It kinda reminds me of the P99 but an updated version. Had one a few years ago. Traded it for a H&K P30 because I was not a fan of the trigger.


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Flats
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
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but Glock is just a great case of elite marketing and a word of mouth I guess.


Really? I prefer the M&P to Glock, but come on. Coming up with the original formula is always going to give you some big inertia in the market, and they work. They've always just worked.


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flvelo12
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KCMIZSEC
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Walthers are probably great guns. My only experience with them is my girlfriends P22. It shoots fine and is fun to shoot, but I don't really like it because it is kind of a pain in the arse to reassemble after I take it apart to clean it. You have to have a dowel to get the slide back on over the spring, which is an annoyance. For this reason alone I will never buy a Walther. I would rather own a handgun that doesn't require any other tools in order to put it back together.


Jack Ruby
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Member since Apr 2014
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re: Walther PDP (new optics ready 9mm)
Neither the P99 or PPQ require any kind of special tools for takedown. They disassemble just like a Glock.

Maybe that 22 model is differnt, but their big flagship type guns are very very easy to work with.


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GardenDistrictTiger
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For this reason alone I will never buy a Walther. I would rather own a handgun that doesn't require any other tools in order to put it back together

The P22 is the only Walther I know that uses the tool. All the others are super simple and easy. You are missing out if you don't buy one. They're excellent.


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S1C EM
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You have to have a dowel to get the slide back on over the spring, which is an annoyance. For this reason alone I will never buy a Walther. I would rather own a handgun that doesn't require any other tools in order to put it back together.



Ummmm......I own two and this is not a thing. Maybe on that particular gun, but not on my PPQ 45 or my PPS M2.


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TigerOnThe Hill
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I never understood how, with such pedigree and reliability and ergonomics, Walther never rivaled Glock and S&W in the N. American market.

It also helps that Glock has a stranglehold on the US law enforcement market. Ask for a recommendation on a self defense gun from a law enforcement officer and he'll prob say "Glock." As far as S&W, it's hard for a "German" gun company to better an iconic American gun company. My son in law has a Walther 22LR handgun. I don''t know the model number, but it's probably 10-15 years old. For me, it handled nicely and was very accurate, but the thumb safety worked the opposite of the 1911. Seems like they also had guns w/ a "paddle" safety built into the trigger guard. I think they now have "American" type safeties, but the unconventional safeties were an impediment in establishing their guns in the US market.


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