Smith & Wesson introduced the PPQ at SHOT this year. It is the latest offering from Walther. It is a polymer striker fired pistol with a very nice textured tactical grip. It comes with 3 back straps for different sized hands. The 9mm version has a 15 round magazine capacity and the 40S&W has a 12 round magazine capacity.
The most significant aspect of the pistol I feel is the trigger and it’s 1/10th inch reset. They are calling it their own “quick defense” trigger design, but it sure looks like the little lever on that Austrian company’s guns. The nice thing about a short sharp reset is you can hold the trigger in a very tight firing position after the first round. This cuts down on your reaction time shot to shot because the trigger has less distance to travel. You don’t see a lot of pistols advertising their reset distance because they are significantly more than 1/10th of an inch, and it is often the weak link in the design of a two stage single action or double action only. This new Walther ads a competitor to the choices of the educated consumer for advanced pistol design.