Are Walther guns German?
Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen (German: [ˈvaltɐ]), or simply known as Walther, is a German firearm 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.
Is Walther PDP a good gun?
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.
Is the Walther P1 a good hand gun?
The P1 is overall pretty comfy and fits my hand reasonably well – though you’ll likely notice that the steel slide sitting on top of an alloy frame makes the gun feel a bit top-heavy. The fire controls are surprisingly modern, and it’s pretty obvious that Beretta wound up taking a good amount of design cues on the M9 from the P1 and P38.
When did the German police stop using the Walther P1?
In 1975, the writing was on the wall for the German police to start replacing the Walther P1, then largely the standard 9mm pistol on the hips of poliezi across the country, with something more modern. Walther was working on a revolutionary new design, which later became the P88 series of gun, but it was still in R&D.
Is the Walther P.1 the same as the P.38?
The P.1 retained the same dimensions and contours as its wartime parent, the P.38. It also shared the same short-recoil system of operation and DA/SA trigger system. Walther’s only significant change was the substitution of the original steel frame for one of aluminum that was lighter than the original frame.
Can a Walther P1 be imported into California?
To The Range! Weirdly enough, the Walther P1 specifically imported by P.W. Arms is on California’s roster of state-approved handguns. Thankfully much less intrusive import stampings than some of their other firearms to boot.