Walther Q5 Match

Walther Q5 Match

In December of 2015, news of a new competition pistol from Walther slipped out. Now, the gun is ready for prime time and will be available in stores by the middle of this month.

Called the Q5 Match, the new 9mm handgun is designed for high end performance in competitions. Like many new pistols – especially those with gaming in mind – the Q5 comes from the factory with a slide cut and adaptors for a variety of popular red dot optics:

  • Trijicon RMR
  • Leupold Delta Point
  • Docter Red Dot Optic

Walther equipped the pistol with a 5″ barrel that will likely show increased bullet velocities when compared to 4 – 4.5″ models. The longer sight radius, coupled with the fiber optic front and adjustable target rear sights, can also help improve accuracy.

Walther Q5 Match

The distinctive blue trigger is part of the company’s “quick defense trigger” system. The nominal pull weight is 5.6 pounds, and the total trigger travel is only 0.4″. Reset occurs at about 0.1″ for rapid shooting.

The slide stop is ambidextrous and the push button style magazine release is reversible. Magazines hold 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition. With an empty magazine, the gun weighs approximately 26 ounces. Walther has not yet announced a suggested retail price.

Other recent pistol introductions from Walther include a PPQ in .45 ACP and the second generation PPS.

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  • jng1226

    Looking forward to seeing this in person. I have a PPQ 9mm that has a bone-stock trigger and Truglo Tritium TFO sights, and love it. I’ve used it to win a few local IDPA matches and that’s after using extensively modified M&P 5″ guns for several years. I don’t plan on shooting Production Optics Division in USPSA so I won’t be using the optic mount, but that machining and the slide cuts should make for a significantly lighter slide than the PPQ 5″ which should increase sight recovery. Might make for a real contender in USPSA Production and IDPA SSP/ESP. Hope it’s less than $800 though.

    • TheMaskedMan

      I’ve seen it listed from $750-$800.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Well they got the looks down.

  • Vhyrus

    I’m not sure you can make a PPQ trigger better.

    • Harrison Jones

      Flat or flatter trigger and a lower bore axis. My hand gets cramped when I try to get a really high tanged grip.

  • Harrison Jones

    I wish it had a flat trigger!

  • seb

    Daddy like

  • G2

    Looks great Walther. Now, lets talk about getting the magazine prices competitive with Glock.

  • Anonymoose

    I want one in .45, now.

  • DIR911911 .

    slide cut for various optics . . . mentions longer sight radius haha 🙂

    • Mcameron

      just because its cut for optics, doesnt mean everyone chooses to run optics…..

  • egghead

    Where the rear sight ?

  • When I was at the Walther booth they said the blue coating is some type of low-friction coating, and is also on the trigger internals. Looking forward to snagging one once they are on shelves.

    • Mcameron

      and the purpose of a “low friction coating” on the trigger blade serves what purpose exactly?

      $100 its nothing more than blue anodizing

      • On the trigger itself, likely not too much beyond reducing drag where it contacts the frame. However on the internal connectors and trigger parts, non-friction coatings can make the overall trigger pull feel smoother, similar to when the internals are polished. Robar does this to good effect on their Glock triggers using their NP3 nickel teflon coating.

        I believe the trigger is still polymer for the match model, so anodizing is unlikely. I think it’s likely a blue Boron Nitride Coating, which provides similar effects to Teflon.

  • GearHead

    As someone who has been on the glock RMR train for years this really needs co-witness irons. Without them you find yourself fishing around for the dot.

  • pun&gun

    Rear irons and red dot are mutually exclusive? Pass.