January 08, 2021
The success of the Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame should have been a clue to everyone that far more people than just competition shooters are interested in competition guns. Competition pistols generally have superior sights, trigger pulls and easy-to-use features, so why wouldn’t they attract the attention of the gun-buying population at large?
The Q5 Match SF got a lot of attention, but it was a big, heavy gun, not at all suited for concealed carry. It weighs 41.6 ounces, some versions have a big mag well, and it’s nearly nine inches long. When it was introduced, Walther hinted it was just the first in a new series of steel-framed guns, and just over a year later, the...