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Old March 21st, 2017, 08:11 PM #1
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PPQ 45 Tungsten Cerakote

Just got my PPQ 45 back after a Tungsten Cerakote job by Legion Rifles and Talon grips. What do ya think?
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Inspiration for my Pistol...

Very Nice, would you mind PM me the $$$.

Also were did you get that trigger from...

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Just got my PPQ 45 back after a Tungsten Cerakote job by Legion Rifles. What do ya think?

Same question as above if you dont mind telling. It looks great. I'm really not trying to make any fashion statements with my firearms but for a decent price why not dress up my glock a bit.

How does cerakote hold up on the polymer grip. Does it feel any different?

Also how do you like that PPQ? I really like the feel of Walther pistols and my next gun may be a Q5.
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Very Nice, would you mind PM me the $$$.

Also were did you get that trigger from...

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Looks like an Apex Tactical trigger I believe.


OP, I like the cerakote color.
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Is that just Tungsten, or tungsten mixed with graphite black to darken it a little? Very nice, I like it! (looking for some options for a couple handguns)
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I'm thinking of going my AR in this color it's not as good looking on the Cerakote website but looks great in your pics.


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That is effing awesome. Love it.
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Is that just Tungsten, or tungsten mixed with graphite black to darken it a little? Very nice, I like it! (looking for some options for a couple handguns)
I believe it's just tungsten, I had my AR-10 6.5cm done in titanium but after doing my PPQ I wish I did it in tungsten as well.
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I think that looks great. With the trigger upgrade, it really makes it 'your' gun and sets it apart from all the other PPQ 45's out there. Very cool.

I just got a 5" PPQ but I'm already considering the PPQ 45 for pin matches and anything where the extra-oomph of .45 ACP is preferable to 9mm. I'd be interested in knowing your impressions since you posted pics.



How does yours shoot?

One thing I was surprised to learn is that the PPQ 45's barrel has polygonal rifling and as I understand it, that means lead bullets are to be avoided - jacketed only. That's a slight downside but not a deal-breaker, though. I barely have time to shoot these days, let alone, cast my own bullets and reload but, if I ever did, the PPQ 45 would be a bit more expensive because of that design feature. It wouldn't stop me from buying one.

I'm also eager to see where Walther takes the PPQ 45. If we're lucky, maybe they'll come out with a long-slide/match variation of it in the near future.
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I believe it's just tungsten, I had my AR-10 6.5cm done in titanium but after doing my PPQ I wish I did it in tungsten as well.
Yea, I was looking at titanium, but didn't want that bright of a color on a handgun, so I'm pretty sure it'll be tungsten, hope to have it finished later this week. I like the looks of yours!
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One thing I was surprised to learn is that the PPQ 45's barrel has polygonal rifling and as I understand it, that means lead bullets are to be avoided - jacketed only. That's a slight downside but not a deal-breaker, though. I barely have time to shoot these days, let alone, cast my own bullets and reload but, if I ever did, the PPQ 45 would be a bit more expensive because of that design feature. It wouldn't stop me from buying one.
A lot of Glock shooters have disproven that generality. You do have to be careful to watch for leading, but properly done, cast loads in a poly-rifled barrel are perfectly safe.
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A lot of Glock shooters have disproven that generality. You do have to be careful to watch for leading, but properly done, cast loads in a poly-rifled barrel are perfectly safe.
One reviewer over-emphasized it and I also thought it was pretty broad generalization. It really depends on how hard/soft you make them. I was using an alloy of tin/wheel weights and shot thousands thru other pistols without a trace of lead fouling. Granted, they didn't have polygonal bores but they were fairly hard cast.

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I think that looks great. With the trigger upgrade, it really makes it 'your' gun and sets it apart from all the other PPQ 45's out there. Very cool.

I just got a 5" PPQ but I'm already considering the PPQ 45 for pin matches and anything where the extra-oomph of .45 ACP is preferable to 9mm. I'd be interested in knowing your impressions since you posted pics.


How does yours shoot?

One thing I was surprised to learn is that the PPQ 45's barrel has polygonal rifling and as I understand it, that means lead bullets are to be avoided - jacketed only. That's a slight downside but not a deal-breaker, though. I barely have time to shoot these days, let alone, cast my own bullets and reload but, if I ever did, the PPQ 45 would be a bit more expensive because of that design feature. It wouldn't stop me from buying one.

I'm also eager to see where Walther takes the PPQ 45. If we're lucky, maybe they'll come out with a long-slide/match variation of it in the near future.
I love my PPQ45 it is hands down my favorite pistol. It shoots great. I own a 5" PPQ as well with Dawson sights and Apex trigger.
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I love my PPQ45 it is hands down my favorite pistol. It shoots great. I own a 5" PPQ as well with Dawson sights and Apex trigger.
Those are both nice upgrades. Hope you don't mind if I set mine up similarly? I don't think PPQ's need a lot of modifications to shoot well but the Apex trigger and better sights only make a very good pistol into an outstanding one.
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Those are both nice upgrades. Hope you don't mind if I set mine up similarly? I don't think PPQ's need a lot of modifications to shoot well but the Apex trigger and better sights only make a very good pistol into an outstanding one.
Go for it, that's why these sights are here for to share ideas. I have the Truglo TRUG Tfx Sight set on my PPQ 45. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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The Tungsten looks nice.


My favorite is the Blue Titanium shown in a pic along side the Burnt Bronze.

Liked it so much I had my AR lower and Magpul foreend painted BT
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Yeppers. Dalton painted the Glock and an AR pistol that color. I'm not usually even into that kind'a thng, but I loved it so much I painted my carbine build that color. He also used that color on his personal Colt Mustang 380 and his lockblade knife.

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