Walther PPQ NAVY

At DSA ’12 Walther was exhibiting their Walther PPQ NAVY 9mm pistol.

Walther PPQ NAVY. Photo by Lionel.

The NAVY version is designed for use in situations where the pistol may become immersed and/or fired in water. A hole and guides in the striker channel, allowing water to be drained or pushed out, along with a stronger striker spring allow it to be used when completely flooded.

In Germany the NAVY Tactical version (threaded barrel) can be bought with a matching suppressor. Those lucky Germans!

Photos below by Tanfoglio

[ Many thanks to Lionel for emailing us the first two photos and information. ]

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Marc

    Suppressors are near unobtainable in Germany, we’re not so lucky.

    • Well in California they’re 100% unobtainable, so you should maybe consider yourself luckier than you think.

      • John Doe

        Guns? They’re used to fire indiscriminate waves of bullets into crowds of innocent people! Look at that gun! It must hold at least a hundred rounds of armor piercing ammunition! Think about how a gunman can conceal one of these and spray fire into crowds from 2000 meters away!


  • Keine Bedürfnisprüfung, Keine Supressor.

    • Marc

      A collector’s license that includes the specific suppressor is probably the only way to get one. e.g. a Korth collector could get the Korth pistol/suppressor combo.

  • aaahmm, Schalldampfer…

  • Cameron

    Oh PPQ, just when I think you can’t get better.

  • Woodroez

    Oh man

    Oh mannnnn

  • Ben H

    Looks like a Hi-point. Just saying…

    • Other Steve

      Just as any handgun looks like a HiPoint I guess. A grip, a slide, a trigger…. Must be a HiPoint?

      Also to make that comment says to me, you clearly have not held/shot a PPQ yet. Aside from the HK P30, it’s easily the most ergonomic handgun I’ve ever used.

      • KLee

        Actually, it’s the stupidly massive slide that makes it look like a Hi-point.

      • Ben H

        Look at the two side by side, the overall profile is similar. Regardless, I was just taking an opportunity to make a jab at Walther, as I just don;t care for their firearms. I have never fired on, but I have handled one, and I’d still rather have a P30…

    • John Doe

      Then an AR-15 must look like a Walther PPQ then too! After all, it has a pistol grip, a barrel, a magazine and it’s black! The Panzerfaust looks pretty similar to this as well, since it has something to hold while you fire a projectile at your target. /sarcasm

    • Bandito762

      I can see why you would say that with the way the grip is molded

  • Bryan S.

    Nice looking, still, with that odd mag release…

    • I love that mag release to me its better then the odd thumb thing.

  • Leonard

    I’m fairly certain suppressors are illegal for civilians in Germany. But after performing a quick search through the “Waffengesetz” (gun law), I couldn’t find the passage clarifying this. Anyone else got a clue?

    • Matthias

      They are not illegal, but it is almost impossible to get a special permit to buy one.

      • Other Steve

        When Steve wrote those lucky Germans, he really meant those lucky Europeans (except for Germans). French and Swiss should have no issue getting these.

  • Other Steve

    I already own a first edition with the threaded barrel…. I’ll still be buying a navy.

    I do find it interesting how P99 is about 95% the same as the PPQ (AS in single action mode is almost an identical trigger pull) but P99 never got half the love of the PPQ is getting.

    Fairly sure this is because Walther’s USA import price for a new PPQ is lower than you could ever get a P99 for. Good for them for learning a lesson it seem that HK never will.

    • RickH

      As a fairly new owner of a P99AS(almost 2 years), it seemed to me also that at the time I bought it, it was already on the way out. I think it had a lot to do with the “anit-stress” (AS) mode. When reading comments from new users, most never used it, but generally everyone love the smooth DA/SA trigger, and the great ergonomics of the pistol. It probably would have been simpler in general to not even have the AS mode, frankly I never use it either.

      • Other Steve

        I have no issue with the AS mode, but I agree, I just didn’t really use it.

        I really can’t complain about the PPQ trigger (I don’t think anyone can) but I would interest in a PPQ/P99 hybrid like a SA/DA mode. I really did like the P99 AS’s decocker.

  • Esh325

    Why couldn’t they have made the regular PPQ a Navy model from the start?

    • Rick

      One of the problems with my PPQ navy tactical version is that the slide is rather loose on the rails. You can actually hear the fun rattle when you shake it. Either I have a real lemon or the required submergeable action creates this.

  • When do we get the Walther PBJ?

  • bob

    Getting a suppressor isn’t all that difficult in most U.S. states and is completely legal if your a law abiding citizen, don’t be intimidated by the internet ninjas or the process for not getting one. All you have to do is fill out a couple of simple forms, get your fingerprints from your local LEO, some passport photos and have your local police chief/sheriff or county’s attorneys office sign off on the forms and pay the $200 ATF tax stamp and wait for the stamp to arrive. It’s really not all that hard to do, if it’s legal in your state to own. Most of the guys that did it bundled the suppressor and SBR forms together at the same time. It’s less than two hours of work to accomplish, minus the waiting for when the ATF finally processes everything.

  • Lance

    So now Walther made a gun like the Glock 17 and Beretta 92FS that can shoot under water. However no one really used the Walther P99 action and so in a German head to head against H&K (Current arms maker for German armed forces.) they’ll lose no matter how cool there new pistol is.

  • JayT

    Looks like HiPoint and H&K had an ugly child together. I’ll stick with my Glock.

  • Zeleno

    The ppq is a great looking gun. It is as good looking than any other striker fired handgun on the market. The gun is affordable with great ergonomics and a stellar trigger. I got mine for 500 dollars. It is all around my favorite handgun since I bought it a year ago.

  • Rick

    Does anyone else find the slide to be loose on their Walther PPQ navy? The gun works fine but seems to be a little less accurate than the standard model. Rick

  • victor

    I have a PPQ 9mm and the slide is very loose. I looked at others and they are just built that way. I got a steel guide rod for it ($80) it seemed to tighten up the groups and reduce the recoil as well. I have a Glock 19 with night sights and a 3.5 lbs. connector. The glock magazines are half the price as the PQQ and overall a better gun I think.

  • HecklerGlockSauer

    That firearm casse looks exactly like what came with a Tanfoglio I once bought. The firearms was very accurate, but also a little too heavy for my liking, so I sold the Firearm, but kept the case. The Tanfoglio case has a six digit combination lock, three numbers on each side. The materials are what seem to be the same on the outside, but nicer on the inside. I know the box was made from an Italian company… If anyone knows more about the Italian company that makes the boxes it would be of great interest. I know they took pride in the craftsmanship of their cases.
    P.S. just purchased a Walther PPQ M2 Navy SD. I would have preferred the M1 style mag release, but I could not pass up the deal. $595- which is much less than the regular M2’s go for around here. Can’t wait to fire it. (Under H2O).