News from Walther – Q5 Match with Steel Frame

Eric B
by Eric B

Walther begins 2019 by introducing their new Q5 Match SF (Steel Frame). Think of the Q5 Match, but Made in Steel in Ulm, Germany.

Here’s how Walther words their new handgun:

The new Q5 Match from Walther is built for the competitive shooter.

Built around our award winning PPQ platform, the Q5 Match SF features an optics ready slide that comes with a Trijicon RMR, Leupold Delta Point, and Docter Optics ready mounting plate in addition to the standard competition iron sights.

The beautiful new addition to the Q5 Match family features an expertly manufactured precision Steel Frame offering added weight to an already proven platform.

Along with a ported slide and the Carl Walther signature ergonomics, and a blue quick defense trigger, the Q5 SF is the flattest shooting model to date.

Walther released a minute long video to introduce the basic features:

Below you can find a series of photos of the Q5 Match SF.

The new Walther Q5 Match SF pistol is chambered in 9mm, with a 5-inch barrel. The overall length is 8.7 inches and it weighs 41,6 ounces unloaded.

The Q5 Match SF has the same trigger as the PPQs. The pull is 5,6 pounds and has a passive safety. There are a lot of cuts in the slide to remove weight.

Walther-PPQ-Q5 (Walther)

Below: With +2 magazine. The pistol is made in Ulm, Germany.

Different types of mounting plates for various optics, (01, 02, 04).

The Q5 SF stripped.

The Steel Frame explained:

There are already a few videos out explaining the pistol in detail.

Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame Tabletop Review and Field Strip

Here you can find a comparison of the Q5 Match in Polymer versus Steel frame.

I am sure both these handguns will be an excellent choice in USPSA or IPSC Production or Production Light. (steel vs. polymer divisions).

Specifications of the Q5 MATCH Steel Frame and PRO.

Q5 MATCH Steel Frame

Model: 2830001

Caliber: 9mm

Barrel Length: 5″ 1/10 Twist

Trigger Pull: 5.6 lbs

Trigger Travel: 0.4″

Capacity: 15 rds

Overall Length: 8.7″

Height: 5.4″

Safety: 3 AUTO

Width: 1.3″

Weight Empty: 41.6 oz

Q5 MATCH Steel Frame PRO

Model: 2830418

Caliber: 9 mm

Barrel Length: 5″ 1/10 Twist

Trigger Pull: 5.6 lbs

Trigger Travel: 0.4″

Capacity: 17 rds

Overall Length: 8.7″

Height: 5.9″
Safety: 3 AUTO

Width: 1.3″

Weight Empty: 42.3 oz

The MSRP for the Walther Q5 Match SF starts from $1,499.

You can find the manual here, if you want to look deeper into the details. It’s different enough from the polymer version to get its own manual at least.

For the Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame product page, click this link.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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