Walther PPX – Detailed Range and Bench Review

Walther PPX – Detailed Range and Bench Review


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  1. Morcego538 on November 11, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    the gun is beautyfull!! love this gun!! My favourite gun really!!

  2. NEVER ? THE CREATOR, ? THE CREATION. . . on November 11, 2021 at 6:06 pm


  3. JayzBeerz on November 11, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    They are priced so cheap I got the 9mm and 40 cal both for under $500.00. What a steal.

  4. Dex Caliber on November 11, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Very nice video I enjoyed it as well. I have just purchased a PPX myself, I totally love this gun, it fits perfect in my hands, much more so than the Springfield Armory XDM. I can say I also encountered the same problem, went thru 3 clips before it started then only so maybe every 4th round. I feel that it was the ammo, but overall this is a very well engineered gun.

  5. R Duffel on November 11, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Believe it or not the PPX is slightly thinner than the PPQ, The bore access might be higher with a bulkier slide but it has less recoil most likely do to the couple of extra ounces of weight.
    It has been reported that the trigger is also slightly better than the PPQ.
    So the ugly duckling beats out the pretty one on some important features. Overall A good performer! 

  6. Melvin Hawkins on November 11, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    This review was awesome. Excellent job and thank you! Just want to double check with you, would you recommend this as a first time home defense pistol? I’m leaning toward this gun more than any other. I love the looks of this pistol. Thanks again for such a detailed review. It really helped me make up my mind about this pistol. Also, what ammo would you recommend for it to avoid FTFs?

  7. Beretta 92x on November 11, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    I just bought this firearm today. it’s my third walther,I have this ppx,p99as and pps,all in .40 caliber. I am a true walther believer now. can’t wait to get the ppq.45. your reviews sold me on walther. keep up the excellent work good sir.

  8. Justin Bennett on November 11, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Question on the slide release. Do you notice a difference between the difficulty to release the slide whether the clip is in or not? I noticed this on the Walther Creed.

  9. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve never shot a P99, but I have noticed a bit more felt recoil with the PPQ vs. the PPX. Very subtle, but you can feel it.

  10. Reg Sparkes on November 11, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Do you find that shooting from, or bench resting from these barrells is somewhat of a disadvantage? I’m wondering about the slippery plastic surface.
    As I’m about to buy one of these PPX pistols, I found that your’s is perhaps, one of the more detailed reviews that I have had the pleasure to find. Thanks very much.

  11. SuperDave21 on November 11, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    It’s generally a good idea to fire a new gun, clean it and lube it, then fire some more in the break in period of the first 500 rounds. It seems to me the PPX was dirty and having failure to feeds, but I could be wrong. I would not blame the ammo or the gun. I know Walther is a quality manufacturer.

  12. Oneshot Onekill on November 11, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I have one and full mags hold 16.

  13. philosopher1st on November 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Very good and insightful video, great job!

  14. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Very good point! If you like shooting it, you’ll shoot it well. And if you shoot it well, you’ll like shooting it!

  15. TheDrRJP on November 11, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    The trigger is super but there is no safety and no decocker. The only way to decock the PPX is to dry fire it. When you premove the slide for cleaning and put it back on, it cocks the trigger again – so you hav e to dry fire it again to uncock it.

    When the gun is loaded, and you want to put it in a safe popsition, you have to drop the mag, rack the slide to unchamber the round left inside it, and dry fire. If ever a gun needed a manual safety, this is it. I mean, Walther’s brand new concealed carry pistol has a manual safety.

    When the triger is in the pre-cocked position, the pull on it is 3lbs w/ 1.2" reset. Very sensitive and unsettling in that you don’t have a decocker, or a split safety trigger, or a grip safety (like a Springfield), or a thumb safety.

  16. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    That depends on your budget and plans of use. The PPQ is overall a better gun, but the PPX is far better than it’s modest price suggests. I am starting work on a direct comparison review between them. Not sure if you want to wait for that, sorry I’m not being too helpful. Msg me with more info if you want, and I’ll try to be more specific for you.

  17. MegaChubbyboy on November 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Why do some folks say the PPX looks like a Hi-Point?!  It does have that sort of weird, Teutonic, take over the world, look like an HK or a Sig which is expected since it’s made in Germany.  I love my PPX and it only cost me $280 at cdnnsports.  Very nice review, BTW,

  18. uninhabitedspace on November 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    The PPX has a significantly heavier slide than the glock. Perhaps a few more grains of powder in the handloads would compensate for the added mass.

  19. Fabian's Journey on November 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    how do we take out the firing pin

  20. Ed Zweiger on November 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    You mentioned because of shape of grip, with sweaty hands, gun shifted. I was interested in until I noticed odd shaped grip made gun shift right in hand when tightened grip. PPQ and HK VP9 same effect.

  21. khyoon14 on November 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Ever go fishing with your gun?

  22. Blair Erwin on November 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve had my PPX for 6 – 8 months now and I love this gun…..No failures at all, great trigger and very shootable..love this gun and only paid 400 out the door…yes a Walther for less than 400 it is a great buy

  23. Funky Fresh on November 11, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Great review! I didn’t have the benefit of this when I bought my PPX over a year ago. I did find a few positive reviews of it and I’m glad I bought it. It’s a well built German machine!

  24. TheDrRJP on November 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Motto: Don’t use handloads for a review.

  25. Ziven Dine on November 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I enjoyed the video although I fast forwarded in the tear down. I would like to know more about the FTF’s. Were they double feeds? Were the handloads lead? I saw the written remarks about the subsequent follow up being trouble free. Was the follow up all hand loaded, was there a mixture of factory? Is there a particular bullet either home or factory cast that caused the FTF’s. Is there a store-bought hand loaded either cast or jacketed the Walther did not like? Is the Walther rated for +P or +P+? Did you give it a test run with cheapie steel cased ammo? If you’re still with me do you use the Lee Factory Crimp die with your handloads? The reason I ask about the Lee FCD is use of the die eliminated FTF’s in my finicky Argie surplus Hi-Powers.  

  26. sonnydukes on November 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I just purchased a 2nd PPX as a Christmas present for my son.
    Cabelas had them for $374 they also had instore coupon for $75 off any Walther handgun
    They didn’t want to honor the $75 coupon, but I called them out on it & they honored it.
    $300 for a new Walther PPX is the deal of all time
    Im thinking of getting a 3rd PPX for my other son

  27. David Andrews on November 11, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Do you shoot from reset?

  28. Dr. David Schwartz on November 11, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Never had a problem, from the first round – .40 caliber. Never had a single FTF/FTE. Excellent, one of my favorites. Nice review, thank you for your efforts – information well received.

  29. Gee Bee on November 11, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    I carry this pistol as a CCP.  Put ur left bugger finger on the front of the trigger guard.  Ur sweaty hand issue will vanish.

  30. Tony Reynolds on November 11, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Great Video !  Just liked and subscribed !!!

  31. Rick Malach on November 11, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Probably the bullet tips on your reloads. In my Smith & Wesson 9ve I can’t use Berry bullets but I can use Rainier bullets with no problems. Naturally I’m talking about the hollow points the F MJ’s feed fine in the Berry line.

  32. NEVER ? THE CREATOR, ? THE CREATION. . . on November 11, 2021 at 6:40 pm


  33. akman45304 on November 11, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    looks like they have a lot of snap for a 9mm

  34. LA Duce on November 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Is there a way to put this gun on safety

  35. wekieboom on November 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    With clips in… there is less of a difference in height as the glock gets longer and the ppx does not

  36. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    You won’t be disappointed. Good luck, and check back with your thoughts on it when you get it!

  37. Joel Moore on November 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Lol Walter Cronkite

  38. Fun with Guns on November 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Don’t tell my wife, but I’m in love! I bought the PPX 9mm threaded for $299. The grip, recoil, accuracy and look are true pleasures. The first clip or two had a little trouble but afterwards it’s been flawless. I polished the feed ramp after the first use and ran another 300 rounds thru her with 0 trouble. The only real problem I’ve experienced came from ZQ1 ammo – the casings jammed. Going for the .40 next!

  39. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    I agree with you completely, as far as that process. I keep a tube of Slip2000 and a bottle of Hoppe’s oil in the range kit. But I have to take the responsibility for the failures – it was my ammo. These were handloads that I had loaded too light to properly run the gun. Even had a problem with them in my Glock 34, which almost runs on anything.
    I certainly don’t want folks to think I blame the gun. During filming I wasn’t sure – but it was the ammo. I love this PPX!

  40. NEVER ? THE CREATOR, ? THE CREATION. . . on November 11, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    😆🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. .WHAT THE HECK😂😂😂😂

  41. seaboss17 on November 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you for a great review!
    I have a Walther P99, and I was thinking about adding the PPX, and your review was excellent. Thank you

  42. bbhs56 on November 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    The Walther PPX 9mm is A superb piece of  engineering. It put my H&K 45 to shame.
    The contour and feel of the grip is excellent, accuracy excellent, and after 500 rounds not one FTF. I shot Federal 115 FMJ,Fiocchi 115 FMJ and Winchester 124 Nato rounds.At 10 yards,I put 10 out of 10 rounds in very tight 2 inch group. This gun is dead on. Buy this gun,you will be A better shooter.

  43. Francisco J. Bello on November 11, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    PPX vs CZ 07

  44. Daniel Lemond on November 11, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for the good review I like the look of the gun.Do you still have problems with failure to feed or ejecting the spent shell with store bought ammo. If you don’t mind what was the approx. price for the gun ? shoot straight and keep on carrying.

  45. Jonas Hamilton on November 11, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Just bought the 40 cal. version and so far I absolutely love it! It is true though. I would not use it for concealed unless in a shoulder holster.

  46. Before Tax on November 11, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    1:25 to skip stupid intro

  47. Stop the Philosophical Zombies on November 11, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    What brand are your orange behind the neck ear protectors?

  48. Morrison on November 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    the FTF’s almost look like its caused by limpwristing

  49. Justin Opinion on November 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I have started to draft notes and have even shot some footage for a head-to-head between the two. Going to try hard to keep it to 15 mins or less! Looking forward to it though, because there are some cool distinctions to talk about!

  50. muddog1able on November 11, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Or ergonomics of the gun if it feels good in your hand it becomes Accurate