Details on a new 9mm pistols called the Walther PPQ Q5 Match have begun to leak out. Not much is known about the new guns, but I’ve pieced together details from several different sources to present the best information possible on the new gun.
The PPQ Q5 Match is a 9mm pistol that is designed for sport, not self-defense. Chambered in 9mm, the pistol has a 5″ barrel and overall length of 8.1″. This essentially makes it the same size as the company’s existing long slide PPQ M2.
Also like the PPQ M2, the PPQ Q5 Match uses a push button magazine release and not a lever like is found on the Classic model. Magazines will hold 15 rounds of ammunition, though there is conflicting information on how many mags are included with the gun. Some sources say two magazines, while others say three.
The forward end of the slide has been ported, though I have not been able to find any reference to the barrel itself being ported. I am venturing to guess, therefore, that the barrel is not ported.
Walther uses the Quick Defense trigger on this pistol. However, on this gun, the trigger has a bright blue finish.
Like other PPQ pistols, this gun has a polymer frame with interchangeable back straps. Both the frame and slide are black. “Q5 MATCH” is engraved on the left side of the pistol slide.
Based on multiple sources, it looks like the suggested retail price will be $849.
I’ve never had a PPQ for a review, but front fiber optic sight have been good performers. Obviously, this gun is geared toward the sporting market. What do you think? Is it worth adding to your collection?