Walther PPQ in .45 ACP

Walther PPQ M2 45

Walther announced the company is now making the PPQ pistol in .45 ACP. These striker-fired guns have the M2 treatment with the reversible magazine release button.

The new caliber guns feature:

  • 4.25″ barrel with polygonal rifling
  • overall length of 7.4″
  • 12 round magazine capacity
  • Picatinny accessory rail for light and/or laser
  • front and rear slide serrations
  • ambidextrous controls (reversible magazine release)

“We are excited to bring a .45 Auto to the Walther line. This new caliber and product offering is a benchmark for Walther and the PPQ,” said Cyndi Flannigan, Walther Arms’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have built it to the same exacting German standards that deliver the ultimate home defense and personal protection firearm.”

Walther expects that the new guns will be in the stores in the United States on October 1, 2015.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Oh I have to check one of those out.

  • Anonymoose

    This pleases me.

    • FourString

      kinda cool how it has the capacity of an H&K USP but with a much slimmer grip

  • Grindstone50k

    Friend of mine has the 9mm. Decent pistol, really long trigger reset though. Great for the price.

    • Andrew Malik

      Um, what? The PPQ is widely known to have a better trigger/reset than a Glock.

      • Grindstone50k

        Um, ok? Did I say anything about a Glock?

        • Brad

          He is just making the point that your comment in a contradiction to basically the known fact that the PPQ has an amazingly short reset and amazing trigger.

          • Grindstone50k

            Ok, that’s fine and all. I was relaying my experience, with the clear caveat that it wasn’t my pistol thus it wasn’t an all-encompassing opinion.

          • Nashvone

            I could understand that experience if it followed shooting something with a custom trigger. My personal opinion is that my PPQ has the best factory trigger that I’ve ever pulled.

          • Grindstone50k

            I asked him and it turns out it was a PPX, not a PPQ. My mistake.

          • Andrew Malik

            Apologies, I replied to the other post before reading this. Yeah, PPX is different. And also sorry for my snark.

          • Grindstone50k

            No worries. All good. But to answer your question, a nice 1911 😉

        • Andrew Malik

          So what do you think has a short reset?

          Glock reset is short. PPQ trigger is superior. Just trying to gauge what your idea of a long reset is.

  • Same old song

    How this compare to the ppq m2? Its a new pistol or just a new caliber for the model? The holster for the .40s&w will be compatible with this new model?

    • Beju

      The .45 is listed at 0.2″ longer than the .40 and 0.3″ longer than the 9mm. Given that it holds 1 more round than the .40 verson, I’d guess that it’s slightly wider as well. Leather holster selection will probably be a crapshoot like it is with the XD45, where some manufacturers say it’s compatible, but actually mean that their holsters sort of work if you don’t mind an insane amount of break-in time/draws. Again, if it’s like the XD45, most kydex holsters will probably have enough play in them where they work.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I would very much bet holsters won’t work. That slide is starting to look giant.

  • ostiariusalpha

    My God, did Walther actually just make a smart marketing decision? Someone forgot to drink his rhubarb vinegar this morning.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Don’t worry! They’ll mess it up by:

      – importing a small number of pistols twice a year, high initial demand only to be caught up when most people have moved on

      – low magazine availability also at peak demand times

      – no parts support for the first two years, never offering small parts unless they have been deemed repair items by a cranky German elf somewhere

      – an almost outright contempt for their own aftermarket. They will not share drawings or specs. At least there are some great PPQ sights out there from 10-8, but they come oversized because Walther won’t share specs

      – IF this gun works well and is relatively successful in the low numbers Walther will allow it to be… Expect Walther to almost immediately forget they have something good and instead focus on economy market guns like the PPX and trash like the CCP.

      At this point… Having played the Walther game for years, I’m 99% convinced they don’t actually want to get bigger and be a real player. They just want to be a small niche mfg; and keep all the issues… Erm…. ‘Charm’ that comes along with that.

      Not for me anymore.

      • Ben

        I’m pretty sure Walther’s business model is to be as big as they can without having to invest in further machinery (leaving them over-extended when the boom ends) or get too much attention from the German government, while receiving royalty checks for the licensed version of their designs. There’s no other way of explaining it.

        They were massively ahead of the game in the nineties with the P99, as well as having the hugely popular PPK design at a time when there weren’t many small automatics on the market. That should have been the time they set-up their own distribution instead of contracting with S&W.

  • C.

    I wish Walther could make a version of the PPQ M2 in 9mm with a 4.25″ barrel length. Damn Canadian barrel length laws.

  • Rob

    What, no M1 version? 🙁

  • Evan Ferguson

    How about one in 5.7×28?

  • Jason

    Looks like the .40S&W version is obsolete since it holds one less round.

  • Intellectual Slacker

    But will there be a 5 inch model

  • Ryan

    Need a 5 inch version.

  • Same old song

    Finally. If they could made a “compact model” the size of a glock 19 with maybe 10 rounds magazines I would buy the full size to my gear and the “compact” to my everyday carry. But i thinks that’s asking too much from walther. Anyway, imagine that gun with that amazing flat bow trigger from apex, it would be awesome.

  • Phil Spomer

    At last!