Walther announced an upgrade to the PPQ pistol for 2013. Called the PPQ M2, the updated gun features interchangeable back straps on a polymer frame, is striker-fired and will be available in both 9mm and .40 S&W. The new PPQ will also feature a reversible magazine release in the traditional push-button form.
The trigger is “pre-cocked,” which Walther states gives a light (5.6 pounds on average) and crisp trigger pull. Barrel length is four inches.
The gun has a Picatinny rail for adding a white light. It also has a loaded chamber indicator, front and rear slide serrations and an oversized slide stop.
MSRP on the Walther PPQ M2 runs from $599 to $699 depending on sight options. The guns come standard with adjustable three-dot sights. For extra money, a shooter can buy metal sights with a self-illuminating three-dot configuration, or a three-dot tritium sight set.