Walther PPX / Sig P320

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Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby SteveH42 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:54 pm

Hi All,

I am shopping ahead of my PAL/RPAL being issued. I am looking at the Sig Sauer P320 and the Walther PPX. I am leaning towards the Walther because of price...and the extra mags, holster, etc. I've read several good reviews of each, any input from Blueline members?

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby Dave Brown » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:55 pm

These are not James Bond's Walther anymore. QC has gone out the window. They actually make a .22 model with a slide made of zinc, if you can believe it. (For those young uns out there, this is what we used to call pot metal.) Zinc is very soft and has a low melting point. Honestly, who in their RIGHT MIND would ever make a handgun slide out of ZINC?

Apparently, Walther. Mine broke in half. Literally. The slide actually fractured into two pieces.

I contacted Walther US, and they said to contact Walther Germany. Contacted Walther Germany and they said to contact the Canadian distributor. The Canadian distributor doesn't use email, so I called. They said they can SELL me a new slide ... and it was a TWO YEAR waiting list right now. (This was three years ago. I am still on the list.)

Obviously the PPX is not made to the same standard of the P22, but you could not GIVE me a Walther right now.

On their website, they advertise "Handguns for life." Yup ... it will be sitting in the back of my gun vault for the rest of my life, waiting for a new slide.

On the upside, I am still on the list!

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby SteveH42 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:05 pm

Wow, that is really surprising. Thanks Dave...not something I'd read anywhere else online. I thought I had heard parts were a little hard to come by, but a 3 year wait is ridiculous. I will stick to Sig...

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby Dave Brown » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:14 pm

SteveH42 wrote:Wow, that is really surprising. Thanks Dave...not something I'd read anywhere else online
Just Google "P22 slide cracks." Last I checked, almost 40,000 hits and some very disturbing images (that match mine almost exactly.)

But hey ... I am on the LIST.

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby ryan.p » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:43 am

Sorry to hijack the thread, but Dave, what are your thoughts on the Tokarev pistol for a cheap range plinker?

7.62x25 ammo seems to be cheap enough.
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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby FedCO » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:25 am

The Walther ppx is a sweet pistol and us becoming very popular in USA. It's a good gun for the money. I owned a Sig P320 and it was a great gun. If you can afford one you will be pleased.

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby SteveH42 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:11 pm

Thanks. Recently joined CGN after hearing about the equipment exchange...lots of deals on there. I may spend a bit more and go for a P226. I still like the look of the Walther though. Really want to hold one to see how my hand would fit on that odd grip.

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby melom » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:27 am

May as well check out a HK sfp9 too if those interested you.

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Re: Walther PPX / Sig P320

Postby Grassynarrows » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:49 pm

Grab a 226
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