Apex Flat Trigger Compatible With New Walther Q5 Match


LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced that their Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger designed for the Walther PPQ line of pistols is also compatible with Walther’s newly introduced Q5 Match model.

The Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the PPQ is designed to reduce overall trigger travel by approximately 40% without noticeably reducing the factory trigger pull weight. Featuring an anodized aluminum trigger body with center mounted pivoting safety, the trigger comes mounted on an Apex Tuned Trigger Bar and is a direct drop-in replacement of the factory trigger and trigger bar.

In addition to reducing overall travel, the Apex design provides a smooth uptake and reset, shortens the reset, and delivers a crisp trigger break, giving the pistol a 1911 like feel and making it an ideal upgrade for both competitive shooters and fans of the Walther PPQ.

The new Apex Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger with Apex Tuned Trigger Bar for the Walther PPQ, part #118-110, sells for $129.95, and fits the new Q5 Match, as well as both the PPQ M1 and M2 models in 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP. It is available for purchase from ApexTactical.com, AIM Surplus, Brownells.com, MidwayUSA and Natchez Shooters Supplies.

Dealers and distributors can order the new trigger through distributors RSR and Chattanooga Shooting Supplies, or by contacting Apex at dealer@apextactical.com or calling (805) 528-5250.

For more information on parts and services from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Instagram and Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex’s YouTube channel.

paul / April 12, 2016 / Apex News
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  1. Stan walls - June 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am

    I own a 5 inch 9mm PPQ M2 which I intend to use for completion.Do you offer the slide for the Q5. I checked with Walther who indicated to me that it was interchangeable with my gun

  2. paul - June 15, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    We do not offer slides at this time. We do offer a Flat-Faced Forward Set Trigger for the PPQ.

  3. Bert - November 30, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    Make them in blue please

  4. Geoff - April 9, 2017 @ 6:35 pm

    Hi I have a ppq q5 that I would like to replace with your apex trigger please supply part no so as I can order through hyperfire Australia Kind regards Geoff Byrne

  5. paul - April 10, 2017 @ 8:47 am


  6. James Lee Meadows - July 22, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

    I agree I don’t want to make my Q5 look stock so please make it in BLUE!

  7. Tombstone 10 - July 24, 2017 @ 7:59 pm

    I like flat faced triggers. I have a Q5 match Walther. I have also saw some negative reviews of the apex trigger in the Q5 match. Several reviews state it will make the trigger pull at 4 to 4.5 lbs. I would like to shorten the pretravel up on this firearms trigger pull, but I would like the trigger pull to stay about the same. Flat faced triggers usually reduce felt pull by about 1lb.

  8. paul - August 11, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    The Apex trigger for the PPQ does not decrease the pull weight.

  9. Jordan - January 14, 2019 @ 12:17 am

    Please make one for the Q5 Match SF and PPS. Love the one I have on my standard polymer Q5 Match.

  10. paul - February 19, 2019 @ 11:53 am

    We are looking at a PPQ trigger for the new Steel Frame models. We will not have a trigger for the PPS models.

  11. David White - February 22, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    yes, I’m looking for the SF trigger upgrade and will purchase one as soon as it’s out. Please hurry with this upgrade.

  12. Jake - February 26, 2019 @ 8:24 am

    I would also purchase one immediately for the SF.

  13. B Gonzalez - May 6, 2019 @ 6:12 am

    Any update on the Walther SF trigger upgrade?

  14. paul - May 10, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

    Not at this time. It is being worked on, though.

  15. ML - July 3, 2019 @ 3:33 pm

    I’m curious that this works on the Match but not the SF. Haven’t looked but thought it was the same trigger control group; guess not. Any updated ETA on one compatible for the SF at this time? Thanks.

  16. paul - July 8, 2019 @ 8:11 am

    No, it does not function correctly on the steel frame models. There is a slight difference in the internal frame geometry that we have to adjust for.

  17. Mark Mata - July 8, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

    Will it work with the SF?

  18. paul - July 8, 2019 @ 3:43 pm

    No, it does not function correctly on the steel frame models. There is a slight difference in the internal frame geometry that we have to adjust for.

  19. JZ3 - July 8, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

    APEX…if your waiting to see what the demand will be for the PPQ SF trigger…it’s already here! I work at a gun range/store and this is the hottest gun in the market right now. I finally able to procure one myself with the understanding the first thing I would do to the pistol is put an APEX trigger in it…waiting patiently?

  20. paul - July 9, 2019 @ 11:28 am

    It’s a matter of understanding the differences between the polymer frames and the steel frame. Some change have to be made in order for our trigger to function the way we expect it to, and that takes time. Not to mention that we have a ton of other projects in the works already.

  21. Val Hopkins - July 19, 2019 @ 7:23 pm

    Hi Paul.
    If possible, Please give us a time frame when trigger set will be available for for SF model?


  22. paul - July 22, 2019 @ 9:37 am

    We do not have a time frame at this point. We’ll announce any updates once we have them.

  23. Ja - August 13, 2019 @ 12:46 am

    Hi, may I ask, what is the hold up on making a trigger for the Q5 SF. You didnt hesitate doing so for the polymer version. The German flat trigger will not make it here. So whats the problem. Not enough money to be made?

  24. scott - August 13, 2019 @ 7:17 am

    Hello Ja,

    We can’t get into the details of the delays. The system is similar but not the same and has required a fair amount of troubleshooting on our end to make a trigger that does all of the things we want it to do.

    We’re extremely busy right now with a dozen other larger products that require our R&D resources. The SF trigger is in the que for final prototyping, once done it will go through drop testing(OUCH!) and test fire.

    With any luck, the trigger will be ready to release by the end of the year.

  25. Ted - August 21, 2019 @ 5:17 am

    Hello Paul and Scott,
    When you do have the Q5 SF trigger ready to go into production, can you please offer a BLUE anodized trigger version (with black trigger safety blade), so that it will look “right” on the SF and match the available blue anodized mag well and mag base offerings? I will buy one the second it is available for purchase.

    Much obliged!

  26. Lee Robinson - August 30, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    Please, please, please make the trigger for the Walther Q5 Match in “Walther blue”, like the stock trigger. I’m sure Walther owners would be willing to pay extra, if necessary.

  27. Ed - August 31, 2019 @ 10:45 pm

    Make it in BLUE. This is not right for a Q5.

  28. Tim Pratt - September 16, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

    PLEASE make it for the Q5 SF…in blue

  29. Rob - September 18, 2019 @ 10:51 am

    Just in case it hadn’t been said, please make a trigger for the Q5 SF.

    It is the only thing I would change with this pistol. Too much take up in the trigger. The weight I’m ok with, but I hate pulling through a .5″ of nothing before the sear trips.

  30. Jean - October 6, 2019 @ 8:09 am

    Please give us an update on the Q5 SF trigger, waiting in line thanks.

  31. paul - October 10, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

    Nothing to report at this time. We are still in development and testing.

  32. Ted - October 31, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

    Hi Paul, when you do release the Q5 SF trigger, can you at least commit to offering it in blue? It costs the same to anodize in blue vs black. A blue trigger just looks “right” on the SF.


  33. Mark from Briz - November 12, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

    Hi guys

    I have your trigger in my poly q5 and loved it . Moved to the steel frame and im really missing the Apex.
    The walther “expert” triggers arnt coming to Oz any time soon and look to not meet the updated ipsc rules on trigger replacements which now state if the oem trigger has a safery then the replacement also must have it.
    APEX is the only solution

    As with other commentators please offer in Walther blue.

  34. Ted - November 19, 2019 @ 3:42 pm

    Hello gents
    Do you think you will have the Q5 SF trigger (in blue) ready before Christmas? I need to tell Santa something, and I’d rather get this trigger than another package of tube socks.


  35. scott - November 19, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

    We’re sure trying, but not sure if we can get them done in time, the anodizer shop shuts down relatively early for an end of year maintenance so we might not have them in time.

  36. scott - November 19, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

    We’re working on it as fast as possible and trying to get blue sorted out.

  37. Ted - November 22, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    You will officially become my new hero if you can deliver a shiny new Q5 SF trigger before New Years. But it must be blue before I fork over my hard earned cash! A blue Apex and the SF just belongs together like peas and carrots!

    I take that back; I’d still buy your trigger even if it was boring ol’ black, but I’d probably cry myself to sleep like a teenage girl every night over what coulda been!

    Then I’d probably strip it back down to bare aluminum and anodize it blue anyway, just out of spite!!!

  38. scott - November 22, 2019 @ 8:03 am

    Hi Ted, We’re working on it, but not sure if we can make it before 1-1-2020, the anodize shops all take their sweet time this time of year to get things finished.

  39. Rob - December 1, 2019 @ 6:25 am

    Just checking back in on the SF version of this trigger.

    I’ve been contemplating getting my wife an apple watch. I am perfectly willing to sacrifice her Christmas present if this trigger is released before the holidays. She doesn’t know about my plan, but she understands that compromise makes marriage work. She’s a trooper. I’ll buy her and I matching Apex hats if you can make this happen.

    You don’t want my wife to be hatless for Christmas do you?

  40. scott - December 1, 2019 @ 10:46 am

    We’re working on making them happen as soon as possible. We are not willing to release anything less than what we consider to be perfection.

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