Celebrating their “engineering passion, precision workmanship, and innovation,” Walther has announced a line of custom Q5 Match Steel Frame pistols.
Dubbed the Meister Manufaktur series, four grades of limited edition custom pistols will be produced on the company’s Q5 SF platform. All will feature a blend of performance upgrades to include a Tenifer nitride treated barrel, slide, steel-frame, and magazine base plate.
They also have a flat-face Dynamik Performance trigger with a reduced take-up coupled with a one-piece wrap-around aluminum grip machined from a solid block of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and the magazine base plate machined from a solid block of pure steel.
“Walther’s vision was to fuse form and function to create the ultimate experience for its customers,” said Bernhard Knöbel, CEO, Carl Walther GmbH. “More beauty, more soul – yet totally usable. Why should something truly beautiful only be collected, and why should something built for performance not lead its class in good looks and artistry?”
The four models include the Patriot, Black Tie, Arabesque, and Black Diamond, and were recently on display at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
“Using our in-house engineering and technical skill fused with some of the world’s most celebrated craftsmen meant our imagination was the only limiting factor with the Meister Manufaktur program,” said Knöbel.
MSRP on the series starts at $2,790 for the more understated offerings and runs to $4,449. By comparison, you can get standard polymer-framed Q5 Match pistols, a more pedestrian offering, from about $799 and plain Jane SF pistols at about twice that amount.