Walther Q4 TAC – Ready to Engage
The Q4 Tac was designed to be compatible with the most efficient tools available today. For instance, owners can take advantage of the advances in suppressor and slide mounted red dots. It’s optic, suppressor, and laser/light ready out-of-the-box. These features are paired with the un-paralleled ergonomics, superb quick-defense trigger, and lifetime warranty that the PPQ is famous for.
Grip is a fundamental that affects felt recoil the most. The stronger you can grip and the more contact you can maintain with the frame of your gun the less felt recoil there’ll be. Palm swells on the frame provide crucial contact points with the palm of your dominant hand and the heel of your off-hand. This allows you to put more grip strength onto the frame of the gun, while still allowing the gun to fit your hand. The ergonomics of the Q4 tac not only feel great in your hand, it increases your efficiency as a shooter. It accomplishes this by allowing you to tune your grip with interchangeable backstraps, allowing your hand to be positioned so that your trigger finger can have a perfect 90-degree angle at the break. This also allows you to easily operate the magazine and slide release without breaking your grip.
Trigger pull affects most shooters with their accuracy. Developing a consistent, perfect trigger-pull takes years of practice, and when adding speed, it is near impossible. The PPQ family is well known for having some of the best out-of-the-box triggers in the industry. Lightweight short reset, and ergonomic trigger shoes help give you consistent trigger pull. The Q4 Tac has a 5.6 lb overall trigger pull that is broken up in two-stages.
The first stage allows you to pull through with minimal resistance, until you reach the beginning of the second stage or better known as, “the wall”. Once you prep the trigger through the smooth first stage and reach the wall, the firearm is ready to fire. After the first stage, there is a crisp break through the wall. This gives you predictability in the trigger and allows for consistent and accurate shots. One of the best features of this quick-defense trigger is the reset. When the Q4 Tac is fired, you only need to release the trigger 1/10 of an inch before it is ready to fire again. This eliminates having to fully release the trigger before firing a second shot. This aids in accurate and fast follow up shots.
Optic equipped handguns have risen in popularity over the last few years. With some practice, an optic can make you a faster and more efficient shooter. The Q4 Tac gives you the flexibility to easily swap between iron sights or optics. Customize with either the windage and elevation adjustable LPA sights, or mount and optic.
The Q4 Tac has available plates for Docter, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, and Trijicon RMR footprint optics. You can get the plate you need by contacting CustomerService@WaltherArms.com. Additional brands may use the same footprint as the plates included. Practice will make perfect when using an optic. When the gun is correctly in your line of sight, the dot will be visible. Any tilt in the gun will cause the dot to “disappear”, causing you to move the muzzle of the gun around until it is re-acquired. By practicing drawing from your holster and presenting to a target, you will naturally acquire the red dot faster.
Optics allow shooters to be faster and more efficient with a few advantages. First, it eliminates one process of firing your handgun accurately, aligning the sights. The optics available today allow you to put the dot on the target and hit where the dot is being held. There is no need to take time to make sure the front sight is perfectly aligned with the rear sight. Second, optics allow for shooting with both eyes open with ease. Many shooters, especially those who wear corrective lenses, struggle shooting with both eyes open while using iron sights. Finally, optics allow for more precise shooting by offering different size and shape dots. A small 3 MOA dot will allow you to see where the dot is precisely on a target, instead of covering the entire area of a target, like iron sights.
The Q4 Tac comes with a threaded barrel, making it ready to accept any compatible suppressor (1/2″ x 28). The threaded barrel adds minimal length, allowing you to remove the suppressor and conceal carry, making the Q4 Tac one of the most versatile and effective carry guns available. Suppressed handguns excel in home-defense situations by eliminating much of the noise and muzzle flash. In most situations, you will not have time to grab ear protection.
Most people are not accustomed to loud noise, and firing the gun could adversely affect your hearing and awareness. Suppressors can also help in training new shooters, for the same reasons. Most new shooters are affected by the loud noise and recoil from firearms. Suppressors will eliminate most of the recoil and noise thus eliminating trigger panic. The versatility of the Q4 Tac makes this gun a perfect choice when looking for your next gun. It offers the ability to carry concealed, while still allowing compatibility with one of the most effective tools in home-defense, a suppressor.
The Q4 Tac features a picatinny rail that allows for the attachment of lasers, flashlights, or laser/light combos. This feature, when combined with an optic and suppressor, make the Q4 Tac one of the most versatile and effective home-defense models Walther offers. Weapon mounted lights can not only be used for defense, but also as an offensive tool. In low-light situations, a light in the eyes of an intruder could give enough warning for them to leave in a hurry. Lights will also disorient most that look straight into a beam, giving you extra time to make the correct decision. With many self-defense situations happening in low-light, a light or laser is a great accessory to have on your defensive pistol.
Optic, suppressor, and laser/light compatible, the Q4 Tac is one of the most versatile guns on the market. The Q4 Tac is affordable and reliable, can be used for concealed carry, home-defense or competition use, plus it comes with three magazines. If you are in the market for a do-it-all firearm, look no further than the Q4 Tac.