Go big or go home. Walther Arms has taken that expression to heart in a new marketing campaign Shoot It, Love It, Buy It. Basically, you get to try out a handgun from their new PPQ family for 30 days, and if you don’t love it, send it back to Walther – on their dime – and get a full refund of your purchase price.
In fact, in some states, you can “try before you buy” without even buying anything. It involves registering at ShootItLoveItBuyIt.com. After going through a registration process, you download a voucher and visit a participating dealer.
Walther pre-approves your charge card, but doesn’t charge the purchase price until 30 days later. Should you not love the gun, simply follow the return process and ship it back to Walther. On their dime. And they don’t charge the credit card.
If you live in a state like mine (Illinois) without any participating dealers, you can still take advantage of their nationwide 30-day money-back guarantee on these pistols. Buy a gun from the PPQ family from any dealer, and if you don’t love it, follow that return process from WaltherArms.com to receive a complete refund. And once again, they pay return shipping.
Don’t take my word for it. Walther explains the whole program in 60 seconds:
While I have never fired one myself, I have heard nothing but positive things about the PPQ pistols in my travels. Meanwhile, right here at TTAG, the Walther “Polizei Pistole Quick Defense” (PPQ) has gotten a lot of positive reviews, mostly focused around the PPQ’s ergonomics and first rate production triggers.
Nick Oetken submitted an exhaustive, rave review of the M2 9mm as part of a contest submission a while back. He wrote, “This is easily the most comfortable and ergonomic pistol I’ve ever held in my life.”
Joe Grine also evaluated the M2 (with a 5″ slide) and he gives it five stars overall as well. He writes that, “It should be a GLOCK killer.” He also showed how the pistol could give some impressive accuracy.
John Wayne Taylor has shot a lot of guns. He did a review on the Walther PPQ Q4 Tac and wrote, “The PPQ Q4 Tac is at the absolute top of its product class.”
Mr. Taylor also looked at the PPQ Subcompact. Again, another quite positive review of their baby PPQ.
The only downside to the Walthers, if there is one, is the “exotic” factor. They don’t have the sales volume to create a massive market for accessories and aftermarket products such as holsters, etc. compared to, say, GLOCK or Smith & Wesson.
But you can still find plenty of good holsters and gear for PPQs. And for those with particular needs, don’t panic. More and more custom Kydex holster makers do high-quality custom creations for end users at prices that won’t require a second mortgage.
Either way, if you have ever considered a Walther PPQ product, act now because offers like this don’t come along every day.