Walther served up new designs at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, but one of the most eye-catching came by way of the new Q4 Steel Frame pistol.
Based on the Q5 design, the Q4 sports a 4-inch barrel on an overall 7.4-inch length. Weighing 39.7-ounces, the 9mm chambered pistol shaves off some unneeded bulk so it easily slips into a concealed carry setup. Walther competition shooter Gabby Franco told Guns.com that the Q5 notably sports an aggressive beavertail perfect for competition shooting but that beavertail isn’t so great on concealment. The company, in turn, shaved down the beavertail to offer a more discreet carry option.
“For conceal and carry, [Walther] removed a lot of material from the Q5 to make it a more low profile. It also works for some law enforcement officers which is great,” Franco said.
The Q4 comes in two flavors — a standard model and optics ready variant. The standard model opts for night sights while the optics ready version boasts a slide cut for popular red dots.
The Q4 Steel Frame retails for $1,399 while the Optics Ready version comes in at $1,499.
In addition to the Q4, Walther also launched a new CCP M2 chambered in .380 ACP. Using a 3.54-inch barrel on a 6.41-inch frame, the .380 ACP CCP M2 offers a capacity of 8+1. Weighing 19.4-ounces, the pistol looks to offer .380 fans a means to easily concealed carry.
Franco told Guns.com that due to Soft Coil Technology, the pistol is not only easy to manipulate but also reduces recoil when firing.
“I kid you not, people thought this pistol felt like a .22 caliber gun,” Franco said.
The new CCP M2 in .380 retails for $469.