Walther pdp compact PDP Full-Size Optic-Ready Semi-Auto Pistol (Walther pdp compact) is a performance-enhanced duty pistol. Featuring an RDS-optimized frame with improved ergonomics, this pistol boasts a factory-milled, optics-ready slide with enhanced, super terrain serrations for improved slide manipulation and reliability. The dovetailed, adjustable sights offer intuitive target acquisition when used without a mounted optic, and ensure reliable and natural co-witness with mounted optics for unmatched reliability. The stepped chamber and stainless steel barrel readily withstand high-pressure, +P cartridges, and deliver improved velocities for more reliable stopping power and enhanced accuracy, while the performance duty grip texture ensures a dependable, non-slip grip for improved control. A performance duty trigger delivers a consistent, light pull, and the modular frame design allows for a customizable setup. Includes 2 magazines.
- Performance-enhanced duty weapon
- RDS-optimized ergonomics
- Factory-milled, optics-ready slide
- Superterrain slide serrations
- Dovetailed, adjustable sights
- Stepped chamber
- Stainless steel barrel
- +P rated
- Performance duty grip texture
- Performance duty trigger
- Modular frame design
- Includes 2 magazines
Walther pdp compact has generally been an inquisitive variety to me. They’ve been creating guns for quite a while and have succeeded to the point of having helped structure the symbol that is James Bond with his sidearm of decision. However, at whatever point I’ve seen a Walther they had generally been barely noticeable past “goodness hello, a PPK!” It hadn’t been until the powers of fortune and fate lined up and the PPQ was conceived that my view of Walther changed in a moment.
The PPQ had been a development of the P99, another 9mm gun that made it into Bond’s holster for the last option piece of the Pierce Brosnan films. As far as I might be concerned, the PPQ is undoubtedly the best striker-shot gun available. I had investigated the PPQ back in August of 2018, bought a couple of them and have simply come to like them more as time went on.
Then, at that point, comes the day when I’m told “did you hear they’re finishing the PPQ?”
Please accept my apologies, what?
It wasn’t so much that quite a while in the past that Walther emerged with the Q4 and Q5 steel outline renditions of the gun. It wasn’t throughout the entire that prior that Walther emerged with the PPQ, itself! All that I had been persuaded to think was that the PPQ was doing very well on the lookout. The following piece of intel I heard was that I would have been irate, similar to my two were out of nowhere going to become out of date. He wasn’t too distant imprint in saying this yet furious isn’t the right word.
What did supplant the PPQ? That’d be the new Walther PDP, or Performance Duty Pistol, a gun which from the external looks a considerable amount unique in relation to what preceded it. There’s a great deal to bite through here. Likewise significant, there is evidently a totally unique “Walther PDP” which conveys pepper splash.
In light of talk that the PDP shared the PPQ M2’s magazine this was the principal detail which I reality checked, contrasting a shiny new PDP next with my PPQs. The mags are for sure indistinguishable… however the likenesses didn’t stop there. One thing I feel the PDP worked effectively with is the grasp get together, the ergonomics share a considerable amount in a similar manner as the steel outline renditions without having separate hold boards. I would have loved more good finishing front and center to match the rest however it feels better in the hand. Walther claims this grasp has been improved for red speck use, making it present all the more normally and all the more rapidly return to target.
Like the PPQ the backstrap is compatible, and is presumably precisely the same part. Removing the slides from a PPQ and PDP uncovered that in the engine they were just about indistinguishable too. The PDP’s ejector has been amplified fairly and the trigger return spring is somewhat unique. The PPQ additionally has an inquisitive “finger” by the ejector which would move when the trigger was pulled. In any case it appeared to be an instance of “they’re something similar, just unique.”
Further assessment showed that the barrels seemed, by all accounts, to be something similar, the backlash springs and guide poles gave off an impression of being something similar (my PPQ’s had a blue polymer end cap however more up to date PPQ’s appear to have changed to dark which the PDP accompanied.) The slide endplates appear as though they may be viable. It would make perfect sense if the trigger congregations were viable also. The PDP has a more limited extractor so those parts won’t trade, however out on the reach they even felt a similar while shooting.
Then I took this excursion of disclosure above and beyond. I put the PPQ’s slide onto the PDP’s edge and the PDP’s slide onto the PPQ’s casing. Both passed essential capacity checks. No hiccups, no harsh spots, nothing. They felt like they had come from the plant in such arrangements. This just made them scratch my head more. Assuming the PDP is precisely the same firearm as the PPQ within then, at that point… why make it by any stretch of the imagination? What justified tossing out the previous to give us this new form?
Would it be able to for cost save? Some way or another that doesn’t appear to be probable. Perhaps for weight? Suspicious. Similar as a large number of us throughout the last year the PDP appears to have placed on some size, a detail which is additionally proposed in that the PDP, in contrast to the PPQ, has an easing up cut on the lower part of the slide.
The PDP’s slide has been overhauled, generally seeming to be comparative in shape to the PPQ however with additional build developed around some genuinely remarkable new “SuperTerrain” slide serrations and at the back. These serrations can run genuinely profound around the center and do give a decent grasping surface to indoor reach use. From what I’ve perused Walther accepts these give prevalent holding in all circumstances. What I’m a piece inquisitive about is whether they could possibly catch while drawing from a holster.
One little insight regarding the minimized model which I loved, the casing mounted Picatinny rail has three spaces. Stylishly this matches the three serrations toward the front and back of the slide. It’s a little detail however loans to a sensation of cooperative energy in the plan.
Later forms of the PPQ were accessible with optics cuts so I question Walther thickened the PDP’s slide explicitly consequently. The PDP is optics prepared too, covered with a polymer board which tragically has a truly noticeable line hindering where it mates to the slide. It rather appears as though Walther is anticipating that PDP proprietors should place some way of red dab into their guns as opposed to leave the board set up. Given the iron sight circumstance this appears to be genuinely probable.
The PPQ, and the P99 I accept, had a lovely and inventive back sight plan. Push down a little unclogger which additionally made up piece of its windage change and the sight would fall right out. It was such a straightforward issue free plan that I wished it would have turned into the best quality level for handgun sights.
Why the PDP doesn’t utilize this framework was truly confounding to me until I got enlightened by their site, clearly the PDP utilizes the Glock 17/19 sight profile. What you gain from the processing plant is a windage and rise movable back sight by means of two insignificant flathead screws. In spite of having the height change which the PPQ needed I viewed the PDP’s open sight picture as more abnormal. There’s an excess of stuff occurring in the back which hinders your fringe vision. In any case, penetrating bullseyes at thirty feet stays conceivable with the PDP and it seems like observing substitution sights won’t be a difficult situation. However much I preferred the PPQ’s sights there were very few options available.
One region where the PDP pulls in front of the PPQ is the trigger. The PPQ’s trigger was at that point incredible yet Walther figured out how to cause the underlying take-up to feel considerably lighter. Both the PDP and PPQ felt to have a similar scope of movement and a similar limit. Overtravel likewise felt a similar both in opposition and distance of movement. The enhanced one is likewise set apart with one more three letter abbreviation, PDT for this situation. Walther’s truly shaking a subject with these guns recently.
The Walther PPQ was delivered around 10 years prior and was somewhat of a sleeper with respect to fame. In the striker-discharged gun market, it was broadly considered to have probably the best trigger for a stock striker-shot handgun. Be that as it may, it didn’t see a similar sort of business accomplishment as other striker-discharged weapons delivered during a similar time-frame.
Walther hit a grand slam when they followed up the PPQ with the opposition model Q5 Match-wearing a 5-inch optics-prepared slide. They additionally began the “Win With Walther” Contingency program and the firearm acquired ubiquity in USPSA and IDPA. They followed up the Q5 Match with the Q5 Match Steel Frame, acquiring a heavyweight optics-prepared 9 mm handgun intended for contest out of the container. The Q4 Steel Frame followed the following year, with a 4-inch slide, re-designed grasp and an alternate profile around the beavertail region than the Q5 Steel Frame.
I have gotten the opportunity to survey and shoot those models and I really love the PPQ/Q5 guns. I have purchased all of the survey weapons, I have purchased reinforcement models since I accept contest firearms should be dealt with like shoes and come two by two. I convey a Q5 Match everyday, I have 4-inch PPQs set up in end tables and go packs and different spots, for good measure of when the SHTF. I even have PPQ 22s for Steel Challenge. So when Cody Osborn, the showcasing administrator for Walther Arms, connected last August to welcome me to the author’s highest point for an arrival of another Walther, I was siphoned.
Sadly, it was that very end of the week as the Steel Challenge World Speed Shoot last year, and regardless of the amount I cried to Foley about how, “It would be critical to have a delegate of USPSA at the Walther Event,” this neglected to persuade him-so I passed up the underlying arrival of the new weapon