Ohio Sheriff's Office Chooses Walther PPQ M2

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The breakdown of the Walther PPQ M2 (Photo: Seth Rodgers/Guns.com)

Walther announced this week that Ohio's Lorain County Sheriff's Office has selected the company's PPQ M2 as their duty handgun. 

The agency, responsible for round-the-clock law enforcement across 357 square miles of unincorporated Lorain county, will be using approximately 100 Walther PPQ M2 9mm pistols to replace legacy .40 S&W-caliber handguns. Walther, with their U.S. headquarters in Arkansas, said LCSO conducted a comprehensive testing program reviewing several models of 9mm pistols before making their choice in their move away from the .40 caliber pistols they were carrying. 

"In reviewing the Walther PPQ M2 9mm pistols, they found a significant advantage over the balance of the pistols evaluated," said the company in a statement. "The main benefits to be were found to be the superior trigger pull and the enhanced ergonomics of the grip frame. In timed drills, several teams of shooters consistently made faster and more precise hits on the target than the competitor's models."

Available in any caliber you like as long as that caliber is 9mm, the PPQ M2 has a 15+1 magazine capacity. When it comes to a matter of inches and ounces, the 4-inch barrel gives a 7.1-inch overall length while weight is 24.5-ounces and height is 5.3-inches. For comparison, this puts the Walther in the same size neighborhood as the Glock 19 or S&W M2.0 Compact, which likewise have the same magazine capacity.

The gun, introduced in 2013 by Walther, is a variant of the more standard PPQ series which was developed as a replacement for the company's P99 on the LE and commercial market with the name derived from Polizei Pistole Quick-Defence.

Guns.com's own Seth Rodgers recently took one for a review.


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