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Why is Walther not in production?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by packinmamax3, May 10, 2013.

  1. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    There has been no Walthers in the gun shops for the past six months or more except for a few p22. I really trying to find a PPS 9mm for carry and want it in od green and its like trying to find the holy grail of guns right now, I can find a AR-15 easier. Is Walther not in production or does anyone know? I emailed them a while back and they said you should see Walthers in March, its May non in my town :( and people selling used ones want $200 to $500 more than retail.
     
  2. metrotps

    metrotps Mountlake Terrace Member

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    They are in production. Walther Arms Some people have purchased the PPS but since Walther split from S&W it is taking a while to ramp up production. What caliber are you looking for?
     
  3. dracozny

    dracozny Oregon Member

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    March was their estimated roll out for some of their new models for 2013 as noted on their site. introduction of the PPK/S .22lr the PPQ M2, and the new PPX. should be an interesting year for Walther.
     
  4. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    9mm
     
  5. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I do believe the PPS is a German made model so it's not really a production ramp-up issue. Walthers seemed to have always been a little slower to trickle in than some. Some of that was likely because S&W stood to gain more profit from their own guns so the marketing and supply of guns they imported probably had a low priority for them.
     
  6. JamesG

    JamesG Tacoma Active Member

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    Yesterday at Mary's Pistols in Tacoma they had one of the new PPK/S .22 Walthers and it is a cool little gun. I have no idea if they are well made or not but it had a nice feel. Kind of a mini PPK.

    Thanks:

    James
     
  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because there lame.
     
  8. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    I have the P22 for plinking and my husband has the Walther PPQ 40mm and I like shooting both a lot because of the grip and the weight balance of the gun.
     
  9. GED

    GED North Idaho Active Member

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    I examined one at Keith's last month-wasn't impressed with the quality. Of course, because it's priced at around $400 I guess you shouldn't expect much.

    I really wish they had built a better quality pistol in the PPK/S .22LR-at least as good quality as their PPK and PPK/S .380s

    Apparently their marketing strategy is to appeal to the lower end of the market because they see people buying this pistol primarily for plinking-not for self defense like the .380s. But Walther already has an inexpensive plinker in their P22(which I've owned)so I don't know what they're thinking. Old Carl Walther would roll over in his grave.
     
  10. metrotps

    metrotps Mountlake Terrace Member

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    From WaltherForums:

    "I spoke with the Walther rep at the NRA meeting in Houston last week. They can not keep up with the demand, so it will be a while before they will have enough to have back up stock. But they are buliding everything as fast they can."
     
  11. NavyBob

    NavyBob michigan Active Member

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    They used to produce a .22lr with the same quality as the rest of the line back in the 60's-70's, but I guess if they made them the same way as they did, the MSRP would be closer to $1,000. The old American dollar ain't what it used to be.
     
  12. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    I've seen several PPXs at Fishermans.
     
  13. Lloyd Braun

    Lloyd Braun Vancouver Active Member

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  14. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    My husband found one in Florida NIB shipped today!!!