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Another PPQ review. First time out. 200 flawless rounds of crap ammo later

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Hokiegrass, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    Better sell it while you still can before the massive recoil tears your hand off.

  2. Hokiegrass


    Apr 12, 2011
    Minden, NV
    Too late.... I left my severed hand at the range.

    People actually complain about the recoil on the PPQ? 9mm ppq?
  3. Havasu


    Dec 19, 2009
    LHC, Arizona
    If I keep hearing these glowing reviews I'm going to have to buy one.

  4. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    Oh yeah. Apparently, to some people, it is much more severe than other brands. Almost uncontrollable, which may come from a lack of experience. One guy is even afraid to shoot it in .40SW.
  5. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY

    Do you have one? Or shot one?
  6. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

    May 27, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    He must brown his shorts at the thought of the PPS in .40...I'm hearing too much good about the PPQ, I think I need one.
  7. I lost my right arm below the elbow to a PPQ. But I really liked my new nickname "Lefty".

    Then I learned to shoot with my left hand, and lost it to the wrist. Now they call me "Nubbin". I have to type with a pencil in my mouth.

    I am trying to learn to shoot a PPQ with my feet, but shooters warn I'll just lose my feet then. What nickname will they give me then?

    Oh well.
  8. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY

    I think I know what they'd call you, but I'd get an infraction if I wrote it down!!
  9. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    I have two, one in 9mm and one .40SW
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  10. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Recoil/flip is all relative. The fact is the PPQ seems to have a relatively high number of shooters who do say they think recoil is a bit harsh, considering.

    I'd still like one.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  11. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    There is probably a reason for that, other than actual recoil.

    I move from pistol to pistol when I shoot action pistol, and never really notice or pay any attention to recoil. If it was as bad as some people pretend, it would be obvious without looking for it.

    One of the first things people comment on when I let them shoot a PPQ is how light it is. The second are the ergonomics. But I have yet to hear complaints about recoil. But they are typically more advanced shooters with a lot of experience and training.
  12. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I did shoot a friends Walther PPS/40.
    And it seemed to have more recoil than my Glock G27/40.
    Bore Axis maybe?

    The PPS/40 recoil felt very much like a Kahr P40 to me.
    I can shoot it, but practice is no fun.

    Still, a Kahr P9 is a pure pleasure to shoot.
    I'm absolutely sure, without actually firing it,
    the PPQ in 9mm would be nothing short of SWEET!

    The Walther PPQ 9mm may very well be my next gun.
    If I can just stop buying different barrels for my G27 - LOL!
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  13. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    The recoil isn't bad at all. It's the flip that's what I don't like and it's not that bad. The only other 9mm that I have is an M&P. I think the M&P still is better, for me anyways.

    I still love the ppq and I'm sure with more rounds I won't ever notice a difference between the two.
  14. Would all of you just stop talking about how nice the PPQ is? I do not need another gun... don't want another gun... and the wife will beat me over the head if I get another gun.

    I implore you - stop the madness!

  15. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

    Feb 28, 2003
    Finally made 1000 posts
    Your wife is very wise. She just doesn't want you to get hurt. I've lost two trigger fingers, and two middle fingers (switched to using them after losing the index fingers, so technically I lost 4 trigger fingers) to the PPQ and it's massive recoil and muzzle flip.

    We had a guy at our range actually get killed when the muzzle flipped up out of control and hit him in the head, splitting it wide open. His brain oozed all over the line. It wasn't pretty.

    Most PPQ shooters will stand next to a pole and shoot like the homies. The pole helps keep the recoil and muzzle flip from hurting anyone.
  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    I went shooting my 9mm PPQ with my 13 year old son yesterday. Recoil and muzzle rise is bad ???? :rofl:

    Junior's comments were that it was awesome and a really fun pistol. Of course he can do other cool things like shoot 1911s, and various plastic wonders in .40 and .357 SIG, so I expect he has a lot more range time than some. :tongueout:

    I have a review I'm working on with all my usual pics and comparison shots, but the brief summary is - it's one of the most fun 9mm plinkers I've encountered. I think every American should go to their local arms dealer and purchase one.
  17. FCastle88


    Sep 24, 2009
    The PPS has more felt recoil than the G27 because the single stack PPS has a much narrower backstrap, meaning the recoil is concentrated into a smaller surface area.
  18. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

    Apr 28, 2010
    This forum will be the death of my savings account... :brickwall:
  19. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    The sissification of America.