People are calling it a bullpup pistol, but it isn’t; it just has a clever chambering mechanism. It is designed to pull the bullet out of the magazine rearward on racking and push it into the chamber on return. This allows the barrel to be an inch or so longer, because it can actually extend over the magazine. On a small pistol, this can constitute a 30-50% longer barrel, which is not insignificant. A longer barrel means more accuracy and power, and it’s a fascinating idea. It’ll be my next handgun.
This is the platinum edition; it’s $300 more than the two-tone, so despite being better-looking, I probably won’t spring for it. There’s also a “shorty” version in which the barrel stops just at the front edge of the trigger guard. I like the aesthetics of the -L more.
I love Walthers. I like the magazine release; I like the look; I like the quality. They’re just nice guns. I wouldn’t mind having the PPQ, either, but I really like how thin the PPS is, and the PPS comes in 10mm.
Walther changed the magazine release on the PPQ M2, which saddens me, so if I get a PPQ it’ll be the M1.
I like bullpups, what can I say? This is a neat little 5.7x28 SMG designed to be no longer than the width of a man’s shoulders. It’s apparently very comfortable, has a clever magazine design, holds 50 rounds, and fires 900 RPM. Case ejection is straight down.
The FN F2000 tactical version is a close second choice; even Hickox45 likes the rifle, which is saying something. It’s 5.56x45 and ejects forward like my Kel Tec RFB. Only with a more wimpy round ;-).
OMG. This is, possibly, the most beautiful handgun, ever. Seven rounds of .357 magnum. What’s not to love?
Just because. Grandpa Bright carried one in WWII, and uncle Dicky used it in Vietnam. There’s history there. Plus, it is also chambered in .308 (as well as .30-06), and I’m fond of the .308.
The M1 had a long and illustrious history, and had several variations. I’d be happy to own any of them.
Uberti makes a replica of this lever rifle; they’re pricey, but iconic.
Author: Sean E. Russell