DUEL IN THE DESERT
It was Walther versus the media in the deserts of Utah. If you want to torture-test new firearms, there’s no better way than to let a group of writers and editors abuse them for a couple of days. Walther sponsored such an event recently to familiarize members of the media with the new Q4 TAC pistol. Under the expert instruction and oversight of Jim Staley and his crew at Deliberate Dynamics, the writers participated in a number of tactical drills incorporating multiple targets, movement, use of cover, low-light shooting and exercises in live-fire shoot houses. At the center of the event was the Q4 TAC, which proved to be a capable, reliable pistol throughout the event. The handguns fired thousands of rounds of ammo, often as quickly as they could be stuffed with the Inceptor ARX Preferred Defense and Inceptor Sport Utility ammo used during the tests. The handguns were continually fired until burning hot and were not cleaned during the trials. Yet they continued to perform without a hitch.