It’s rare that a company sponsors a press event for a single pistol, even more so for what is a variation on an existing platform. However, Walther’s new Q5 Match is no ordinary gun, the new SF (Steel Frame) is no ordinary variation and Walther is no ordinary company.
Exploiting the excellence of its striker-fired trigger, Walther introduced the Q5 Match, which was an instant hit with competitors. Those few who found fault in the gun pointed to its light weight as an issue. Rather than trying to stretch the qualities of polymer beyond its limits, the company instead created a steel-frame version. It not only offers additional weight; it is also more robust in critical areas. The weight of the steel frame, the presence of an extended dustcover (with rail) and a beavertail all combine to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise. This gun gets back on target fast, as Walther shooters recently demonstrated at the presser in Tulsa, Okla.
The Walther Q5 Match SF is but the first of a line of steel-frame pistols from the German manufacturer. Models for duty and self-defense are in the works, too. The Q5 Match SF is available for purchase immediately at an MSRP of $1,499. For more information on this pistol, please visit waltherarms.com.