Walther has become something of an old name made new again. This venerable brand was founded in Germany way back in 1886, and began making pistols in 1908. Over the last 113 years, they’ve produced some exceedingly recognizable designs, including the P38 from WWII and the PP/PPK series made famous by the James Bond films.
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- News from Walther – Q5 Match with Steel Frame
Now we have another piece of news to bring you. Walther has a high-end “custom shop” line offering top-shelf versions of their popular Q5 Match SF (Steel Frame) model. Prior editions of this 9mm pistol have included the Arabesque, the Patriot, and the Black Diamond. Now there’s a new addition to the Meister Manufaktur series: the Black Tie. This special-edition Q5 model handgun takes the base version’s $1699 MSRP up to $2699. For your extra thousand bucks, you get a bespoke pistol equipped as detailed below, in the company’s official product description.
The special edition “Black Tie” is deliberately understated, yet its refined looks and added performance, make this unassailable Q5 Steel Frame a modern classic.
The barrel, slide, steel-frame, and even magazine base plate of the “Black Tie” are all Tenifer® nitride treated and polished to give superior hardness and phenomenal protection against corrosion. The parts are then Stinox® coated, which leaves an upscale satin finish with outstanding protection against corrosion and wear.
To enhance functionality, a Dynamik Performance Trigger has been introduced. This is a dynamic match trigger with superior characteristics of reduced take-up, trigger stop, and trigger reset. At its wall, the flat-faced aluminum triggershoe breaks like glass at 5.5lb.
The one-piece wrap-around aluminum grip is machined from a solid block of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and the magazine base plate from a solid block of pure steel resulting in a homogenous, balanced structure. With 20 lines per inch checkering and satin anodizing, shooters will discover in-the-palm ergonomics that feel like an extension of their hand. The striking “Black Tie” edition is completed with a black serrated target front sight and adjustable match rear sight both fully integrated into the slide.
The Walther Q5 Steel Frame “Black Tie” promises unparalleled performance that can only be found at Walther, a company defined by over a century of engineering passion, precision workmanship, and innovation.
“Our perceptible passion for excellence is paired with the courage to try something groundbreaking with the Black Tie model. With an understated look that leaves no questions about its quality, we have fused performance and high-level aesthetic into a remarkable product,” said Bernhard Knöbel, CEO, Carl Walther GmbH.