The M2 pistols can be recognized by its magazine release button at the left side, instead of the former lever, that was integrated in the trigger guard. The new button can be changed over to the right side, the slide stop lever is already ambidextrous. The new position of the button will be welcomed both by IPSC shooters and law enforcement or personal protection users.
All other technical features are remaining: The PPQ‘s striker fired trigger combines the advantages of a modern hammerless system, automatically operating safeties, and most modern materials. The hammerless action in conjunction with up-to-date materials permits a very compact design and it considerably reduces the number of parts required when compared to hammer-fired pistols. The WALTHER PPQ is a designated law enforcement pistol. Its design is based on the Technical Specifications for Pistols of the German Police.