Walther: making compact DA/SA carry guns before it was cool.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by the trigger on the PPX, I was expecting a long, gritty DAO trigger like the Sig P250 and what I got instead was a medium, smooth, rolling break.
This is one of the tools used at the Walther factory in Ulm, Germany. Can you guess what it’s used for? The first correct guess will receive a free copy of the Military Issue of GunUp the Magazine!
From the Umarex facility in Arnsberg, Germany where the Walther P22 and loads of other .22 LR guns are built; these are P22 hammers about to be heat treated. To heat treat the hammer, it’s placed in an over that measures over 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, which as they say on Top Gear is…a lot.
One of my favorite looking guns from history, the Walther P38k (for Kurz) is exactly what it looks like – a chopped down version of the venerable Walther P4 in 9×19. Interestingly, the P38k is not actually a chopped down P38. Rather, it’s a chopped down P4, which itself was a shortened/compact version of the P1. The primary difference between the P1 and the P38 was that the frames on the P1 models were constructed out of aluminum rather than steel.
This week I’ll be touring the Walther and Umarex facilities to see their current product line as well as some new stuff that hasn’t been released yet. While I obviously won’t be able to talk about the new stuff until…