For much of the non-shooting public, Walther is synonymous with James Bond. Even with the release of a new James Bond movie this month, the new gun from Walther couldn’t have less to do with British spies.
The PPX is a full-size pistol on a medium-to-large polymer frame. Stylistically similar to the recently introduced PPQ, the PPX is not striker fired. Rather, it is hammer fired with something Walther reps called a “constant action” system. It looks like a double-action gun, but the sales folks insisted it was not.
The new pistol is chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, with the magazines carrying 16 and 14 rounds respectively. The PPX uses a conventional push button magazine release, rather than the lever used on some of the company’s more popular modern guns.
The PPX will be available in all black or in a duo-tone with a stainless slide. Both models can be had with an extended, threaded barrels for the addition of a suppressor. MSRP is $499 for the black, $549 for the two tone.