Apex Announces New Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger For Walther PPQ


LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced the upcoming release of the new Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP Walther PPQ, designed to reduce overall trigger travel by approximately 40% without noticeably reducing the factory trigger pull weight.

“Following on the success and popularity of our patented Forward Set Triggers for the Smith & Wesson M&P, Walther approached us about developing an aftermarket trigger upgrade for their PPQ model,” explained Randy Lee, president of Apex Tactical Specialties. “The PPQ is already equipped with one of the best factory triggers available in a striker-fired pistol, but after working with the pistol’s fire control system we came up with a design that is on a par with our flagship trigger for the M&P.”

The new PPQ Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger comes with an Apex Tuned Trigger Bar and replaces the factory polymer trigger with an anodized aluminum trigger body featuring a center mounted pivoting safety. The trigger’s design reduces pre-travel and overall travel, shortens the reset, provides a smooth uptake and reset and delivers a crisp trigger break. Overall trigger travel is reduced by approximately 40%, but does not noticeably reduce the factory trigger pull weight.

The new PPQ Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger with Apex Tuned Trigger Bar, part #118-110, will be available for $129.95, and will begin shipping in early February of 2016. Dealers and distributors can order the new trigger by contacting Apex at dealer@apextactical.com or calling (805) 528-5250.

Features and Specifications:
– Black anodized aluminum trigger
– Direct drop-in replacement of factory polymer trigger
– Smooths uptake and reset
– Provides crisp trigger break
– Reduces pre-travel, and over travel and shortens reset
– Overall trigger travel reduced by approximately 40%
– Center mounted pivoting safety maintains factory safety values
– Fits both the PPQ M1 and M2 models in 9mm and 40S&W, as well as the new 45ACP
– Apex Part #: 118-110
– MSRP: $129.95

For more information on parts and services from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter and Instagram. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex’s YouTube channel.

paul / January 14, 2016 / Apex News
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  1. Jamie Snyder - January 15, 2016 @ 8:02 am

    Will it fit in the PPQ 22?


  2. paul - January 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    Not sure but our guess is that it won’t.

  3. Brennan Mai - January 15, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

    Any chances those of us in the P99 users group can get some apex love? I mean the trigger is pretty good as is, but I want to see what Apex can do with it.

  4. Bob in Florida - January 21, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    How do I order one?

  5. paul - January 25, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

    Look for it to be available the first week in February.

  6. paul - January 25, 2016 @ 7:42 pm

    There are no plans for a P99 trigger, sorry.

  7. Chris Miller - January 27, 2016 @ 10:59 pm

    I will definitely be buying one for the oothe box pistol ever made. The Walther PPQ M2 9mm. Excellent work, as it’s normally impossible to improve upon perfection but it seems as though you have!

    Please let me know when they are available for purchase.

    Thank you!
    -Chris Miller

  8. chris - March 8, 2016 @ 9:34 am

    Will this fit in the Walther PPQ 5″ version?

  9. paul - March 8, 2016 @ 10:13 am


  10. Florencio Arocho, Jr. - May 15, 2016 @ 11:23 pm

    Patiently waiting for Apex to make a tactical trigger for the Walther PPS, M1, 9mm; can offer you an official NSW Unit-2, T-Shirt for your consideration.?

  11. paul - May 24, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    We won’t be working on one for the M1 but we have an initial prototype for the PPS M2 which we had on display at the NRA Show in Louisville. It’s still going to be a complicated install. Probably one of the more difficult of all the Apex parts to install. No details yet as to when, or if, we release it.

  12. Ryan Reeve - October 4, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    paul!!!!!!!!!! us pps m2 users need some love, the trigger is amazing, but why not make it better!!!!!

  13. TJ - November 6, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

    Will this work in a TP9?

  14. paul - November 14, 2016 @ 9:10 am

    No. The PPQ and the TP9 are two different pistols.

  15. mike - November 29, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

    do you have blue color?

  16. paul - November 29, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

    No, we do not currently offer a blue version.

  17. Roger Curtner - December 28, 2016 @ 1:44 pm

    will this trigger fit a Walther PPS-9mm?

  18. paul - January 16, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

    No, it will not fit the PPS. It is only for use in the PPQ.

  19. Tom - January 26, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

    Seeing that the PPS is designed as a defensive, carry gun, will this trigger remain safe? I like the idea of smoothing the trigger out but will there be enough weight to prevent accidental discharges?

  20. paul - January 30, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    This trigger is for the PPQ and NOT the PPS. It will not work in the PPS.

  21. Brandon - February 1, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    I’d love to have a replacement trigger for a PPS M2. Is this still in the works? I saw your prototype of the red one.

  22. paul - February 2, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

    We are not currently working on a PPS M2 replacement trigger.

  23. philip - September 28, 2018 @ 5:33 am

    i really like you trigger in my ppq – but i would love your replacement trigger in my pps m2.
    did you work again at the trigger for the pps?

  24. paul - October 4, 2018 @ 8:08 am

    We are not developing anything for the Walther PPS M2 model pistol.

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