The Walther Q5 Match is built for speed, designed as a competition-ready pistol versatile enough to race in several disciplines. As such, the Walther Q5 Match is recognized as fitting the requirements for IDPA Stock Service Pistol, USPSA Production and Carry Optics as well as most 3-Gun rulesets.

Steadily growing its presence in competition shooting in recent years, especially practical pistol, the Walther Q5 Match delivers a match-ready pistol equal to that support. For instance, the company recently established a contingency program in 2017, matching the commitment Walther continues to give at the match level.

Walther doubled down on that support with the addition of the Q5 Match, a pistol based on the company’s popular PPQ platform. We caught up with Walther at this year’s Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, and the Q5 Match did not disappoint.

Walther Q5 Match Features

Designed to compete, the Q5 Match delivers several features sure to be welcome by shooters. Forward slide cuts lighten the overall slide weight, dampening the effect of felt recoil. Also, the cuts aid in barrel cooling.

A red fiber-optic front sight pairs with an adjustable rear target sight. Also, Walther provides three additional mounting plates included, fitting Trijicon, Leupold and Docter, for those wishing to use optics.

A corrosion-resistant Tenifer coating protects the slide, barrel and internal action parts. Meanwhile, a non-slip grip surface encourages positive control.

An ambidextrous slide stop is well-placed for reach, while the magazine release can be placed on either the left or right side of the frame.

Walther touts its single-stage trigger as being one of the best in this class. Consequently, the 5.6-pound trigger requires only 0.4 inches of travel with a mere 0.1-inch reset.

In keeping with its match-ready theme, the Q5 Match ships with three 15-round magazines.

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Walther Q5 Match Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 5 inches
  • Trigger Pull: 5.6 pounds
  • Trigger Travel: 0.4 inches
  • Capacity: 15 rounds
  • Overall Length: 8.1 inches
  • Height: 5.3 inches
  • Width: 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 27.9 ounces (empty)
  • MSRP: $849

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