Walther has announced that York County, Pennsylvania’s Sheriff’s Office has selected the PPQ M2 9mm pistol. The deputies of York County are transitioning away from their older .40 caliber pistols and have picked 9x19mm and Walther as one of the issued pistols for the agency.
It appears from photos on the Sheriff’s Office social media pages that at least some York County officers previously carried the PPQ in .40 Smith & Wesson. It’s unclear if the Sheriff’s Office opted for the PPQ M2 with night sights over the standard PPQ M2 with polymer white dot front and rear sights.
Here’s Walther’s statement on the selection:
The York County Sheriff’s Office (PA) recently decided to switch from their issued .40 caliber pistols to the 9x19mm caliber. As part of their selection process, the Walther PPQ M2 9mm 4” pistol was chosen as one of the issued pistols for the agency.
Sheriff Richard P. Keuerleber cited the superior ergonomics of the pistol as one of the main reasons the agency decided to select the pistol. “Combining the outstanding handling capabilities, along with the smooth trigger pull of the Walther PPQ, simplified the selection process,” stated Sheriff Keuerleber. In addition to the purchase, a Walther Armorers Program was conducted, ensuring that the agency was fully qualified to inspect the Walther PPQ M2 pistols.
Walther is the performance leader in the firearms industry. Renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first blow-back semi-automatic pistol in 1908. Today, the innovative spirit builds off the invention of the concealed carry gun with the PPK series by creating the PPQ, PPS and Q5 Match Steel Frame series. Military, Police, and other government security groups in every country of the world have relied on the high-quality craftsmanship and rugged durability of Walther products. Excellent service and superior quality will continue to be benchmarks of Walther success. In the future Walther will continue its long tradition of technical expertise and innovation in design and production of firearms.
Walther PPQ M2 Specs:
Barrel Length: 4 in
Trigger Pull: 5.6 lbs
Trigger Travel: 0.4 in
Capacity: 15 RDS
Overall Length: 7.1″
Safety: 3 AUTO
Weight empty: 24.5 OZ
Mag Qty: 2
Rear Sight: Polymer White dot
Front sight: Polymer White dot
For more information on the Walther PPQ M2 check out www.WaltherArms.com