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What happens to the owners and users of the original q5.
I spent my hard earned money on a walther only to find out that
mine is out dated a week after buying it.
All attention is now on the all metal grip and nothing about the old outdated
Q5.
Sorry about the rant, just hate the fact that my new gun is
now going down in value.
 

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The metal version is the flavor of the month. It is designed primarily for certain competitive shooting pursuits. The weight of the gun brings some advantages relevant to that niche. As a new gun, and one that's somewhat innovative, it is going to get some press and marketing effort behind it.

There is nothing wrong with the Q5 though. It is still a great gun. They shoot very well.

I would not count on making money on any new, in production handgun. Maybe there a few exceptions to this but mostly, new handguns are made to shoot.

Guns are not like iPhones. They don't become obsolete because a newer version has been released.
 

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What happens to the owners and users of the original q5.
I spent my hard earned money on a walther only to find out that
mine is out dated a week after buying it.
All attention is now on the all metal grip and nothing about the old outdated
Q5.
Sorry about the rant, just hate the fact that my new gun is
now going down in value.
So I guess Walther should never do anything new then?

I don’t understand why you are ticked. A the Q5 SF is almost 2X the price. For all you know, this may drive up the value of the plastic Q5s but the Q5 is also a lot lighter which some view as an advantage. Don’t believe me...holster both of them for a while.

The SF doesn’t make the Q5 obsolete it’s just a new offering and a brand expansion.

While many are “upgrading” they are paying $1300 to $1600 to do so. No thanks. I have a CZ TSO on the way.

You have a great gun! I have 8,000 to 10,000 rounds through mine. Never a hiccup.
 

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The second you put a round through your Q5 it went down in value. In fact the second you bought it it went down in value as I seriously doubt you would have been able to resell it at your buying price even NIB.

That is the nature of most weapons. Use it. Enjoy it. It was made to be carried or shot!

Don't worry about what others are buying....you have a superb handgun. Spend some time getting to know it.
 

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Connie123, If you still feel that you have been slighted by Walther then I will happily take the pistol off your hands as one should enjoy the shooting sports. I can buy it outright or we can do a trade.
 

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The new Q5 SF isn't going to make a person a better competitor. More dryfire practice and live fire training will do that. The polymer Q5 is fine for 95% of the shooters out there. The only people that are going to get the Q5 SF are people with enough extra cash to splurge on the latest and greatest or hard core competitors that practice an hour or more a day and whose major costs are not the gun but ammo, match fees, travel and hotels. For them $1,400 + is not a major expense. Even then there is still lots of IPSC and USPSA Grand Master shooters that prefer the lighter weight of the polymer guns over the steel guns.

Also I think IPSC has a light weight Carry Optics division that the Q5 SF is too heavy to compete in, but the polymer Q5 is still a go. The Q5 SF competes in the heavyweight Carry Optics division, .... I think. But better not quote me on that.
 

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Of note....I did fire a a CZ TSO last night. It’s good enough to sell all my children 🙂

Anyway, the trigger is simply AMAZING. But it’s also a different gun from many other options and very much a niche.

I put only 10 rounds through it at 25 yards using a 25 yard rapid fire target.

Hit all 10 bullseyes. 5 in the red with open sights too.

It’s heavy as hell....not sure how I will shoot it one handed especially weak hand. It’s a friends gun. I don’t own one......yet.

I was considering selling my Q5 for an SF after pawing one a few weeks ago.

But frankly, I think I would rather keep my lighter Q5 and instead add a TSO.
 

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Of note....I did fire a a CZ TSO last night. It’s good enough to sell all my children 🙂

Anyway, the trigger is simply AMAZING. But it’s also a different gun from many other options and very much a niche.

I put only 10 rounds through it at 25 yards using a 25 yard rapid fire target.

Hit all 10 bullseyes. 5 in the red with open sights too.

It’s heavy as hell....not sure how I will shoot it one handed especially weak hand. It’s a friends gun. I don’t own one......yet.

I was considering selling my Q5 for an SF after pawing one a few weeks ago.

But frankly, I think I would rather keep my lighter Q5 and instead add a TSO.
I can't say you are wrong Water. If I could still shoot irons worth a darn I'd probably do the same.
 

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I can't say you are wrong Water. If I could still shoot irons worth a darn I'd probably do the same.
Well, the CZ Shadow 1 and Shadow 2 are now available with optics mounting plates just like the Q5.

I think in the USA CZ Customs does it for other models.

Or, go with a frame mount for the optics.



My dream pistol (besides Euro-olympic-space guns in .22 and .32) is a 6 inch barrel Tanfoglio Gold Match Extreme with 9mm and 45acp barrels, slides, and magazines. Have loved the CZ when I've fired it (Shadow 2 and TSO variants) and the Tanfoglio seems to be all that plus a frame that can take 45acp.

Love the PPQ, and for the class of gun it is the trigger is superb. But target shooting triggers are a whole different beast. Maybe one day Walther will let their trigger experts that work on their precision target guns create an adjustable 2-stage trigger for the PPQ SF that could elevate it to the level of the SIG X5 and X6s.
 

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Well, the CZ Shadow 1 and Shadow 2 are now available with optics mounting plates just like the Q5.

I think in the USA CZ Customs does it for other models.

Or, go with a frame mount for the optics.



My dream pistol (besides Euro-olympic-space guns in .22 and .32) is a 6 inch barrel Tanfoglio Gold Match Extreme with 9mm and 45acp barrels, slides, and magazines. Have loved the CZ when I've fired it (Shadow 2 and TSO variants) and the Tanfoglio seems to be all that plus a frame that can take 45acp.

Love the PPQ, and for the class of gun it is the trigger is superb. But target shooting triggers are a whole different beast. Maybe one day Walther will let their trigger experts that work on their precision target guns create an adjustable 2-stage trigger for the PPQ SF that could elevate it to the level of the SIG X5 and X6s.
Thanks Slarty! Thanks for the info on the CZ product line. I checked out a TSO at a local gun shop over the weekend and was very impressed.

I agree with you on the triggers. The PPQ trigger, as good as it is, falls short of a true target trigger.
 

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1st off, your polymer Q5 is not dropping in value.
2nd, I have a new Q5 match coming w/the still fram.
3rd, I'm a huge CZ fan boy. I own a SP-01, P-10c, P-07 & a P-09 that's had the CGW Treatment.

My Q5-Match basically came out of the box ready to shoot & to compete. I only added a TF magwell & a couple extended bases for a few mag's. I and most people love the polymer Q5.

I only purchased the metal version to have it engraved for my God son for his 18th B-Day.
 

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Q5 has been 700 bucks online since it came out never on sale for less at least that I ever saw I would say that is holding value extremely well. Recently I saw it drop to 649 on gunbuyer.com but I'm not losing my **** over it. The sf is really a whole new gun in a different price category built to compete in a completely different segment than the standard q5. It is meant to compete with 2011s the shadow 2 more guns like that. I don't feel like it's outdated, the q5 is meant to compete with the sig x5, glock Mos, cz p10 or, with the only true competitor being the x5 in my opinion feature for feature because really the q4 is more a competitor for the mos, cz, apx or whatever guns just have optic plates. I guess I'd throw the 509 tactical as a competitor to the q5 and honestly it has better features than the q5 with the threaded barrel and superior optics mounting system, but the q5 has a better trigger and lightening cuts and I prefer the irons on the q5 but that's more preference than objectively better.

You have a great gun be happy with it
 
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