Walther Exhibits Meister Manufaktur Q5 Match SF Custom Pistols

02/4/20 12:13 AM | by

Walther Exhibits New Meister Manufaktur Series Custom Q5 Steel Frame Match Pistols

The four Q5 Match SF models in the Walther Meister Manufaktur series include the Patriot, Black Tie, Arabesque, and Black Diamond. (Photo: Walther)

The four Q5 Match SF models in the Walther Meister Manufaktur series include the Patriot, Black Tie, Arabesque, and Black Diamond. (Photo: Walther)

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.

Dynamik Performance trigger

The Dynamik Performance trigger, fitted on all Meister Manufaktur series pistols, feels incredibly smooth (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

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.

Walther Meister Manufaktur Q5 (2)

The Patriot is extensively engraved by Bottega Giovanelli in Italy in an ode to U.S. history (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Walther Black Tie

The Black Tie uses a Stinox coating to give the custom Q5 a satin finish. A black serrated target front sight and adjustable match rear sight are integrated into the slide, a feature standard across the line. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Walther Black Tie

Note the 20 lines-per-inch grip checkering. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The Black Diamond goes for a futuristic look while including a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating to give it a high-polish finish.

The Black Diamond goes for a futuristic look while including a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating to give it a high-polish finish. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The Arabesque is a one-off Q5 that includes 24-carat gold inlay and full coverage engraving by Italian master engraver Dario Cortini. The grips are exhibition grade Caucasian walnut.

The Arabesque is a one-off Q5 that includes 24-carat gold inlay and full coverage engraving by Italian master engraver Dario Cortini. The grips are exhibition grade Caucasian walnut. (Photo: Walther)

“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.

SEE WALTHER Q5 MATCH PISTOLS FROM $799

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