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Hey! I purchased a Q5 Match yesterday to add to my Walther collection and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a rear sight that works with the included plates, and a laser for the picatinny rail.

I’ll be using the Q5 for range use and home self defense. I will not be carrying it concealed.

I joined the gun world only three months ago, so I’m very new to this and would appreciate any help at all. I also own a PPKS 22LR and a PPS M2 LE.

Thanks!
 

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Welcome aboard. I like my TLR-4 because its a laser light combo that has 3 settings and isn't their most expensive. Since its for HD too I was not as worried that it have a metal body.
 

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So if the TLR-4 fits, is it fair to assume the TLR-8 will fit? Do I need to buy anything extra to attach it?
 

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Most will say TLR or Viridian.

If you google or yahoo PPQ laser you will find some good examples.
 

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As far as I know all the TLR models come with multiple inserts to fit the light/laser to the different rail configurations. I think mine came with 5 or 6.
 

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for the rear sight, I'm assuming you're planning to put a red dot on it...I was gonna put a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro on mine, and add the rear iron sight, and then probably will have to change out the front sight to a taller sight so I can co-witness.
 

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WD has eyes like an eagle.....he can drill holes in a gnats arse at 100 yards, using standard sights. However, I've spent too much time staring at the sun, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as CSS. I can do okay with open sights at SD distances. But for longer ranges, I prefer an RMR 'red dot'. I have a few 'red dots'....if you want to co-witness, then you could run the Shield RMS with the Shield Q4/5 plate. The Shield RMS has a built in 'notch' in the rear of the unit, forming a rear sight. The combination of the low sitting RMS in conjunction with the Shield mounting plate allows co-witnessing with the stock, Q5 front sight.

 

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Gents...IMO....as an experienced shooter, Co witnessing is not needed. Don’t really see the point. You don’t want big ass towering sights on the thing. I am winning matches with mine....no Co witness.

Worried about a home intrusion or a self defense shooting....you will never see the rear sight anyway. Just point and shoot.

It’s a non issue to me. I know I am in the minority on this.
 

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I have a Q5 and i put a Vortex Razor red dot on mine. although you will have to buy a set of smaller bolts to mount it to the doctor optics plate as the bolts that come with the Razor are to big.
 

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Nothing is wrong with it. I'm just choosing to put a red dot and light on this one because I never have before.
 

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Gents...IMO....as an experienced shooter, Co witnessing is not needed. Don’t really see the point. You don’t want big ass towering sights on the thing. I am winning matches with mine....no Co witness.

Worried about a home intrusion or a self defense shooting....you will never see the rear sight anyway. Just point and shoot.

People are finally getting it, how worried are you about the backup irons on your rifle? For some reason with pistols everyone is worried about WHAT IF THE DOT GOES DOWN! Don't over concern yourself with the issue I would say if you have an optic for self defense then you will want to choose one that does not turn off or will turn on when it senses motion. Shield sights stay on, I believe the delta point pro turns on with motion. The vortex optics while I like them would not be my first choice for carry or gtw/self defense since they shut off at a certain point but I believe eotech/aimpont also have a similar feature set and people use them on the battlefield. Get comfortable with using the dot find what works best for you. The best resource imo for learning about optics on handguns is Aaron Cowan of sage dynamics. His YouTube Channel is an excellent resource for learning about optics on handguns
 
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