Geared toward personal-defense-minded individuals, the latest introduction to the compact-carry-gun market is the new Walther Arms PPQ SC sub-compact, enlarging the company's popular PPQ lineup with a model featuring a shortened grip frame for easy concealment.
“We are very happy to deliver this new and highly requested addition the PPQ family,” said Luke Thorkildsen, VP of marketing & product development of Walther Arms, based in Forth Smith, AR.
When it comes to the design of a pistol oriented toward concealed carry, one of the hardest elements of the gun to conceal is the extended frame, since it tends to stick out from the side of the body and cause visual printing. Walther solved this issue with a cut-down design that offers concealability with a short, flush-fit magazine as well as compatibility with extended magazines that provide more capacity.
The flush-fit magazine designed for the Walther Arms PPQ SC sub-compact pistol provides users with 10 rounds of 9 mm, while an extended magazine complete with a grip extension also ships with each gun, giving users a solid, full-size grip with 15 rounds of added capacity.
In addition to the concealable size of the PPQ SC, the pistol also incorporates a number of stand-out features designed to enhance shootability and versatility. The company's Quick Defense trigger provides shooters with a 5-6 pound trigger pull, as well as tactile resets for fast follow-up shots. In addition to the company's comfortable grip ergonomics, further customization is available with the use of small- and large-size backstraps.
Ease of carry is key in the design dimensions of the new gun, which measures just 6.6 inches long and weighs only 21.2 ounces with an empty magazine. The pistol uses a 3.5-inch barrel equipped with polygonal rifling measuring in at a 1:10-inch twist rate. The pistol also incorporates front and rear slide serrations for ease of manipulation, and each gun ships with three-dot polymer target sights.
Another added feature of the Walther Arms PPQ SC sub-compact pistol is the ability of both left- and right-handed shooters to operate the pistol, thanks to its ambidextrous slide stop and reversible magazine-release button. The suggested retail price on the PPQ SC is $649.