Are Walther Handguns good?

Are Walther Handguns good?

The guns from Walther are popular with European police and foreign militaries, but their success in these overseas markets hasn’t translated into a similar interest here in America. That’s a shame because the Walther pistols are excellent guns ‒ probably the best service pistols you’ve never fired.

Is Walther made by Smith and Wesson?

In 1999, the US based Smith & Wesson company became the authorized importer for Walther Firearms. In 2012, the PW Group formed a new subsidiary, Walther Arms, Inc., located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to take over distribution of Walther arms in the United States.

How good is the Walther PDP?

Shooting, the Walther PDP is much like shooting the Walther PPQ. The slide is slightly heavier and it has a decent bit of muzzle flip depending on how you grip the gun. The slide is not tracking quite as fast as a firearm, like a Glock 19. It’s still a great gun to shoot.

What is Walther known for?

Renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first blow-back semi-automatic pistol in 1908. Today, the innovative spirit builds off the invention of the concealed carry gun with the PPK series by creating the PPQ, PPS and Q5 Match Steel Frame series.

Does Walther still make the PPK?

The PP and the PPK were among the world’s first successful double action semi-automatic pistols. They are still manufactured by Walther and have been widely copied….PPK/E.

Walther PPK/E
Cartridge .22 LR, .32 ACP, and .380 ACP
Action Straight blowback
Sights Fixed iron sights, rear notch and front blade

Is Walther PDP single or double action?

The PPK is a small, sleek, heavy, all-steel, modestly powered and low-capacity pistol with what can be kindly described as a heavy double-action trigger. Blessedly, the PDP is none of those things (which is not to denigrate the PPK, a pistol that will eternally earn cool points.)

Does any military use Walther?

Since 1886, Walther has been providing law enforcement and military with firearms. Throughout the 20th century, pistols like the PP (1929), the PPK (1931) and the P-38 (1929) became legendary law enforcement and military sidearms.

Is it pronounced Walther or Walter?

In the international phonetic notation, Walther is written as [ˈvaltɐ]. So to write and pronounce it as “Vahl-ter” in more colloquial English seems to me the way to go.

Are Walther pistols any good?

The Walther PPK: Still a Good Carry Gun. Among the most respected small self-loading pistols is the Walther PPK. The Walther P series was not the first double-action, first-shot pistol; the Little Tom predated the Walther, although the Walther PP was widely recognized as a high-quality, well-made and reliable handgun with good features.

Where are Walther guns made?

Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen ( German: [ˈvaltɐ] ), or simply Walther, is a German weapon manufacturer, and a subsidiary of the PW Group. Founded by Carl Walther in 1886, the company has manufactured firearms and air guns at its facility in Germany for more than 100 years. Walther Arms, Inc.

What caliber is a Walther PPK?

The both Walther PP and Walther PPK are available in various calibers including .22LR, 6.35mm auto (.25 ACP), 7.65x17mm Auto and 9x17mm (.380 ACP).