Walther PPX

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Walther PPX
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originGermany
Production history
ManufacturerCarl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen

The Walther PPX is a semi-automatic pistol developed by the German company Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen of Ulm as a low cost duty pistol. It is available in 9×19mm Parabellum and .40 S&W.[1] The Walther PPX is offered in a 4 inch non-threaded or 4.6 inch threaded barrel configuration, or 4.25 inch, (Canadian version).

Available in a black polymer frame with a black tenifer coated slide or a black polymer frame with a stainless finish slide. The pistol comes from the factory with a carry case and two 16 round magazines, or three 10 round magazines for the Canadian version. Features integral to the PPX include a reversible, ambidextrous magazine release, two inherent drop safety mechanisms,a firing pin block safety, and a grip designed according to other ergonomic Walther grips but lacks the interchangeable backstraps of other Walther models.

There is no magazine disconnect safety meaning the pistol will fire with a round in the chamber even if the magazine is removed. The Walther PPX has no other external manually operated safety mechanisms making it a simple and clean design but one that requires a holster that completely protects the trigger particularly if the pistol is to be carried with a round in the chamber.

The PPX is a hammer fired pistol but the hammer is partially cocked by the action after each round is fired making for a very light and crisp trigger pull similar in feel to a striker fired pistol. There is no second strike capability.

The pistol frame has an integral Picatinny rail below the barrel. A small lanyard hole is molded into the frame behind the magazine well. On threaded barrel models there is a small removable protective cap installed on the threads of the barrel crown.


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