The Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger…For The Walther PPQ

Apex’s reputation comes from the work we’ve done on improving the performance of stock, factory firearms. Whether it’s a full-size revolver or an M&P, our drop-in aftermarket parts make a big difference, and it’s that upgrade in performance that brings legions of shooters to the decision to Apex their gun.

When Walther USA contacted us we were pleasantly surprised to find our reputation had proceeded us into the hallways of one of the industry’s most respected brands. What was even more surprising was that they asked us to tackle improving the trigger in their PPQ model.

If you are unfamiliar with the Walther PPQ, it arguably has one of the best out-of-the-box triggers of a striker-fired pistol. In fact, one of the most common responses we get from those learning that we’re addressing the PPQ is, “how can you improve on an already great trigger?”

Well, as we say here at Apex….Because we can.

At this year’s NRA Show in Nashville we showcased a prototype of a Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the Walther PPQ. In order to fairly gauge its performance and shooters’ reaction to it, we asked people visiting our booth to dryfire first a stock PPQ then one outfitted with the Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger. Their reactions were what you’d expect from an Apex trigger and we documented several of them just so we’d have video evidence. The following video is a compilation of those reactions.

So, when will the Apex trigger for the Walther PPQ be available?

We’re still working on its development, so no release date is set. However, we are hoping to finalize the trigger soon and have it available for purchase in time for the holidays. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and through our email newsletter (sign up here) to keep up with the latest news on the Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the Walther PPQ.

paul / October 30, 2015 / Random Apex
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  1. henry hill - October 31, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    is this a competition trigger or defensive style trigger?

  2. paul - November 2, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    It will fall more towards a competition style trigger because of the short travel and short reset. The factory trigger as it is, is well set up for carry purposes.

  3. Shawn - November 3, 2015 @ 1:03 am

    Will the put the gun in ESP, or keep it in SSP for IDPA? looking forward to it either way for sure!

  4. paul - November 3, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    Changing the trigger would make it no longer a stock pistol since it is not an OEM option at the moment. ESP.

  5. Craig - December 8, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    Would this new trigger for the PPQ also work in the PPS? If not, you guys should please consider another model for the PPS. Thanks.

  6. paul - December 8, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

    No, it will not work in the PPS. That is a totally different system and offers fewer upgrade options.

  7. Brian - January 8, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

    Here it is January 2016. Any idea when this will be available either through Apex or through Walther? By the way, I hope the blue anodizing is offered. Looks great.

  8. paul - January 12, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

    We’ll be making an announcement very, very soon.

  9. Apex Flat Trigger For Walther PPQ - TacticalExistence
  10. Roy Dean - April 24, 2016 @ 5:51 pm

    I am looking for an accurate 9mm with a match grade light pull trigger. Can your modified trigger on a PPQ fit that bill?

  11. paul - April 25, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    The Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the PPQ makes the PPQ’s trigger feel a lot like a 1911, or as close as you can get in a polymer striker-fired pistol (outside of the M&P with our Flatty, of course).

  12. Nathan Franklin - May 24, 2016 @ 2:41 am

    An Apex trigger for the PPS would be sweet! No one else offers an aftermarket trigger….please consider the idea for a sweet little gun!

  13. Todd Milam - December 30, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    Would love for Apex to make a trigger for the Walther PPS M2 like they have for S&W’s Shield.

  14. William Hoyes - January 3, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    I have a PPQ M2 and a PPS M2. What is contact point for Apex PPQ trigger.

    How do I get one?

  15. paul - January 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    You can order the trigger for the PPQ from our website or call (623) 322-0200 to place an order.

  16. Florencio Arocho, Jr. - March 4, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

    Optismically, still waiting for Apex to develop a tactical trigger for the Walther PPS (First Generation).

  17. paul - March 6, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

    No plans for a PPS trigger at this time.

  18. Florencio Arocho, Jr. - March 30, 2017 @ 2:36 am

    Would Apex consider a DCAEK for the Walther PPS, First Edition, 9mm?

  19. paul - April 4, 2017 @ 7:44 am

    No. That is not a pistol we’ll be working with.

  20. Lee - September 22, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

    Please make a trigger for the Q5 Match in “Walther blue” to match the color of the stock trigger on that gun.

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