I wanted to put together a fun little range gun for use at our hunting property. Banging steel plates, Texas Star, etc.. I wanted to use both a red dot and my suppresor, a Rugged Obsidian. I had a Glock 19 gen 3 that I put a threaded barrel on but there was no RMR cut and instead of getting it cut for one I decided to go on the hunt for one. After looking around I decided to get a Walther PDP. Reportedly they have the best stryker fired trigger on the market and I would have to agree. They had introduced the Walther PDP Pro but they weren’t available yet. I opted for the full size with a 4″ barrel to start the project and sold off my Glock 19 which han’t been touched in years.
First things first, I needed to get the right mounting plate for the RMR I had. I contacted Walther and had them send me out the correct plate and installed the RMR. I ended up needing to purchase the threaded barrel online. A few other things I did:
- A reduced pull trigger spring kit: Walther PPQ Trigger Spring Kit by Sprinco | BSPS (benstoegerproshop.com)
- Taylor Freelance brass backstrap, magwell and mag base extensions to offer some counter weight to the back of the gun to offset the weight of the suppressor and provide better balance. This setup works fantastic! Definitely helps. Walther PDP Full-Size Heavyweight Kit – Brass – Taylorfreelance (taylorfreelancestore.com)
Happy to report that the gun ran flawessly and was very accurate and easy to shoot. I love the grip and ergonomics of the gun. It just feels right in my hand. The trigger is great as well, I mean it’s not a 1911/2011 but it is very crisp with no “glock mush” and has a nice solid and short reset. It has ran all sorts of practice ammo flawlessly as well as some Hornady 135g defensive loads. It is a LOT of fun to shoot the dual Texas star with!
After I had the gun for a bit I saw where Amergiglo released the Haven, an RMR compatible red dot sight and got one in to test. It uses the same RMR plate and has a slightly larger window. Operation is simple, a quick push of the + button and it turns on, hold the – button down and it shuts off. You don’t need to remove it to replace the battery. It features a 12hr on and 12 hour sleep mode/auto on motion activated circuit that works as advertised. It features a 5 MOA dot. Since the Walther uses the same iron sights as a Glock I got the heavy duty carry setup to have back up iron sights. This is a very good sight package.
Very happy with this gun and can definitely recommend it along with the aftermarket parts I amusing.