By Graham Baates
YouTube personality, Graham Baates, gives us a video first look at the new Walther PPQ Q5 Match Steel Frame.

Maddy_AR of GBGuns with the Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame. Photo by Graham Baates
Maddy_AR of GBGuns with the Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame. Photo by Graham Baates

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- #GripandTrigger swept over the polymer-frame, striker-fired community as the Walther PPQ grew in popularity.  5″-barreled target models began making their way to competition stages and then Walther released the Q5 Match with an optics-ready platform, lightening cuts in the slide, and a signature blue trigger.  Serving as a flagship and pinnacle model the Q5 Match has been popular, but Walther wanted to take things a step further.  Kept under tight secrecy until just months before official announcement in the US, the Q5 Match Steel Frame (SF) has arrived.

Rather than simply machine an aluminum or steel copy of the polymer frame Walther's engineers took things a step further and created what in this author's eye is nothing short of art.  Dozens of complex cuts, bevels, and transitions have been modeled into a piece of steel that fits the hand more comfortably than many polymer frames.  Why steel?  Weight.  Using steel offers a heavy frame to minimize recoil and steady more easily in the hand at speed.  The Q5 Match SF is designed with competitive shooting in mind.

Get a closer look at Walther's new flagship in the video below:

Those already familiar with the Q5 Match wanting to know just what the major differences are between the polymer and steel frame models are will find the following video particularly useful.  It is different enough to get its own manual though anyone familiar enough with pistols to be considering one won't find anything foreign about operations.

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