Walther PPQ, Walther PPX, Glock 26, one has to go...


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Triplec
March 3, 2013, 11:07 PM
I've found myself having to deal with a situation that I am sure is familiar to a lot of handgun owners, which all handgun owners would wish to avoid. I am the proud owner of 3 handguns, a Walther PPQ, Walther PPX and Glock 26 all in 9mm and one of them needs to go, my lovely wife has laid down the law. I am fairly new to shooting but have bought and sold and traded my way through quite a few guns and eventually gravitated to these three. I feel that they are the best handguns for me and fill my needs which consist of something for 24/7 personal protection and home protection, as well as weekend shooting fun/practicing.
Glock 26- my carry weapon. I shoot it and conceal it well, was someday thinking of trading it for a PPS but for now it is a great ccw and I enjoy practicing with it.
Walther PPX-Has recently been made my bedstand gun, I love the trigger on this gun and surprisingly shoot it better than my PPQ, I feel I am at my best shooting this gun.
Walther PPQ- In my limited estimation the best handgun money can buy. Fits my hand great, I like to shoot it, great trigger, great size, took me forever to track down and acquire. Unfortunately fills no real niche (as far as my niches go). It is the only one of the three that sits unloaded on the top shelf in my closet. Only sees daylight on an occasional weekend. I do carry it concealed occasionally and have a nice holster for it, however I do live in Arizona and t shirt/shorts are common. PPQ would probably be left at home more often than carried all day every day.
Sorry for the long OP but I need some help and opinions. Which gun would you sell and why?

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allaroundhunter
March 3, 2013, 11:20 PM
If you really have to get rid of one, I would dump the PPQ. The other two serve the purposes that you require better (according to how you feel/perform with them).

Your G26 will serve the carry role much better than the PPQ, and is already your main carry gun so there is no reason to change that. The PPX will serve for HD and for teaching new shooters and you really enjoy shooting it and you shoot it well, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it (so it stays) :)

You have the least need for the PPQ, and it really does nothing for you that your PPX doesn't (except gather dust) so if you do have to get rid of the gun, this is the only one that makes sense.

Triplec
March 4, 2013, 12:04 AM
I think I might have painted too subjective a situation to allow some good answers. Let's just say if you had these three guns and had to get rid of one which would it be and why? Which guns would you use for which niche/situation?

allaroundhunter
March 4, 2013, 12:12 AM
Sorry about the personal bias in my original post (wasn't exactly "High Road" of me). I edited it out to what hopefully is a better answer that helps your decision.

Texshooter
March 4, 2013, 12:16 AM
I suppose another option of the wife having to go is, well, you know, probably, I guess, out of the question?

Yeah, she let you get 3, so she is a keeper.:)

Out with PPQ.

Triplec
March 4, 2013, 12:19 AM
Sorry about the personal bias in my original post (wasn't exactly "High Road" of me). I edited it out to what hopefully is a better answer that helps your decision.
Not an issue at all. Didn't mean to suggest your answer wasn't good, thanks for the response.

allaroundhunter
March 4, 2013, 12:23 AM
Not an issue at all. Didn't mean to suggest your answer wasn't good, thanks for the response.

Well, it came across slightly disrespectful to your situation, and I don't like it when I see others do that so I felt pretty hypocritical and unhelpful. IMO, family is more important than me having a bunch of guns, so keeping the wife happy is the number 1 priority and I understand that. Heck, at least you still have 2 guns! :)

psyopspec
March 4, 2013, 09:42 AM
Safe queens with no sentimental value would be the first to go if I had to face the choice you do. In your case that's the PPQ, and you've made a good case in your OP on why it should be the one to go.

Godsgunman
March 4, 2013, 10:41 AM
Whichever you decide on getting rid of let me know, I may be interested :)

chris in va
March 4, 2013, 10:01 PM
PPQ. If any of my guns sit around longer than a couple months, they get sold to fund something else.

Triplec
March 4, 2013, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the replies, the Glock found a new home. I guess Ill have to get used to carrying a bigger gun. The situation could be worse right? :)

jim243
March 4, 2013, 10:32 PM
Which gun would you sell and why?

None, I would get rid of the wife, cheaper in the long run.

Jim

allaroundhunter
March 4, 2013, 11:40 PM
Thanks for the replies, the Glock found a new home. I guess Ill have to get used to carrying a bigger gun. The situation could be worse right? :)

May I ask how that happened?

Sent from my HTC One X

Triplec
March 5, 2013, 12:42 AM
May I ask how that happened?

Sent from my HTC One X
Private party sale to ccw holder.

allaroundhunter
March 5, 2013, 12:48 AM
I guess I meant how you came to the decision to sell that gun as opposed to either of the others?

Triplec
March 5, 2013, 12:01 PM
I guess I meant how you came to the decision to sell that gun as opposed to either of the others?
Gotcha, I like my walthers too much, I figure I can carry the PPQ and get used to a bigger gun. Glocks are almost a dime a dozen in my mind, I can pick up another almost whenever I want (its true, I'm already scheming how to get another). I'd rather have to make due with carrying a PPQ (not a terrible proposition) than get rid of my "grail" gun.

allaroundhunter
March 5, 2013, 12:13 PM
I'd rather have to make due with carrying a PPQ (not a terrible proposition) than get rid of my "grail" gun.

That's plenty good reasoning to me! Enjoy your Walthers, they most certainly are fine guns.

bill3424
March 5, 2013, 12:18 PM
I'd let go of the PPQ. I think the G26 and PPX serve your purposes better.

460Kodiak
March 5, 2013, 12:22 PM
Dump the PPQ. If you shoot it the least, then it is the natural choice.

psyopspec
March 5, 2013, 12:48 PM
Gotcha, I like my walthers too much, I figure I can carry the PPQ and get used to a bigger gun. Glocks are almost a dime a dozen in my mind, I can pick up another almost whenever I want (its true, I'm already scheming how to get another). I'd rather have to make due with carrying a PPQ (not a terrible proposition) than get rid of my "grail" gun.


That makes sense. It's certainly possible to carry a full size in CO year round with the right holster and dress.

pistolero_loco
March 5, 2013, 09:15 PM
I think you made a good decision. The Walther's are GREAT pistols and are more similar to each other than keeping one Glock and one Walther. Enjoy.

lechiffre
March 7, 2013, 03:05 AM
Which gun would you sell and why?

It does not matter which I would sell and why.

You answered your own question.

the only one of the three that sits unloaded on the top shelf in my closet

allaroundhunter
March 7, 2013, 03:21 AM
It does not matter which I would sell and why.

You answered your own question.

Yes.... and the OP has already made his decision...The Glock was sold and here is the reasoning.


I like my walthers too much, I figure I can carry the PPQ and get used to a bigger gun. Glocks are almost a dime a dozen in my mind, I can pick up another almost whenever I want (its true, I'm already scheming how to get another). I'd rather have to make due with carrying a PPQ (not a terrible proposition) than get rid of my "grail" gun.

FireInCairo
March 9, 2013, 02:32 PM
Use the PPQ for your nightstand gun and sell the PPX.

Jeff Cook
March 23, 2013, 04:53 PM
I carry a PPQ off duty and I absolutely love it. True, it is bigger but the many features they pack into this pistol make it worth the extra few ounces. IMHO I think when 'ol Gaston handed the business over to his kids.....GLOCK suffered and lost market share...including the department I work for. We went to S&W M&P's after it was apparent they just couldn't work out the magazine difficulties we were experiencing.

River Wraith
March 23, 2013, 10:54 PM
I was in a similar situation to you a few years back. I got rid of a Glock 19 in favor of a Walther P-99, The Glocks are just too bulky and uncomfortable in the hand. The Walthers fit like a glove. One of the things I love about the Walther P-99 is the magazine release. I'm going to have to check out the PPQ and PPX.

ms6852
March 24, 2013, 09:09 PM
Get rid of the wife or the Glock.

chuckles
March 30, 2013, 05:09 PM
The PPQ is a great pistol. Best trigger I've ever had on a polymer handgun. The PPX felt clunky and "hi-pointish" to me. The PPQ will serve you well. I have the new PPQ version, the M2. It has a more conventional push button mag release. My PPQ would be one of the last to go if I had to sell something.

3leggeddog
March 31, 2013, 02:27 PM
I know you didn't mention this one, why not carry a M+P Shield in hot weather? A single stack is easier to hide= you tend to carry it more..

Wolfman98
April 5, 2013, 07:49 PM
Get rid of the Glock. Keep both of the Walthers especially the Walther PPX. I just bought a PPX and love it.

helitack32f1
April 6, 2013, 03:14 AM
I would keep the PPQ and the Glock. From what I understand, the PPQ and the PPX are close in size size. I am not sure why the PPQ is less likely to be carried. Also, the PPQ supposedly has a better trigger and as you stated, you think it is one of the very best pistols money can buy. I would carry the Glock most of the time and use the PPQ for home defense if I were in this situation. As I understand it, the PPX was created to be more of a budget model and is a lot less expensive than the PPQ, so if you got rid of the PPX and wanted to buy another later, it would be cheaper than doing the same with the PPQ.

However, I have never really seen the need for two guns to fill those two niches. If you bought a Glock 23 or something else of similar dimension and design, it serves both purposes well, you could sell the other three pistols and spend all the money on ammo or reloading equipment!

psyopspec
April 6, 2013, 11:20 AM
You guys do realize the OP made his decision weeks ago... right?

3leggeddog
April 6, 2013, 11:34 AM
why wasnt this thread closed,being he made a decision weeks back ?

soonerboomer
April 6, 2013, 03:17 PM
I guess if I were you I'd get rid of one of the Walters and keep the Glock 26. The reason being that the Glock 26 is the easiest to carry of the three. You gotta have a carry gun!

gopguy
April 23, 2013, 06:29 PM
one of them needs to go, my lovely wife has laid down the law.

Hmmm...Might be time to get a new wife...

bikerdoc
April 23, 2013, 07:22 PM
Decision made by OP.

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