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Old 06-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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UMARAX AR-15 (22 cal) Made By Walther

Anyone seen the new AR-15 style .22 cal rifles (made in Germany by Walther) that are hitting the store shelves? Nice quality and price (they are also on Gunbroker, search on Umarax AR-15).

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Interesting; thanks for the heads-up.

Here's a link to Gunbroker's listings for the gun:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.asp

And here's a link to what's listed on GUnsamerica:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.as...alther%20ar-15

According to the ad description on Gunbroker:

This rifle is brand new and just in from my supplier. They are manufactured in Germany by Carl Walther under license from Colt and they are imported by UMAREX USA. The receivers are made of metal not carbon fiber or some other product. They are the tightest fitting receivers I have ever seen straight from the factory.

It's good to know that Umarex is the importer and not the manufacturer.

Of course, they do have COLT stamped on them and not Walther.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
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As a followup to my original post, I stopped by my local gun shop yesterday and was shown one of the new (Walther manufactured) AR-15 type rifles. It looks and feels just like the real thing. You have to do some close inspection to see the differences but for shooting .22 cal ammo it looks like a lot of fun. I put one on lay-a-way and plan to pick it up at the end of the month (or sooner). If someone doesn't beat me to it, I'll do a review of the rifle once I pick it up.

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Oops... forgot to include official link to these rifles:

Umarex AR-15 made by Walther

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Old 06-09-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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maybe a bond forming between Colt and Walther is a good thing
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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Hmmm.
We have S&W building Walthers,
Walther building Colts,
now we just need Colt to build a Model 29 revolver and we'll come full circle!
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There's been speculation for some time that the Walther/S&W bond has been fracturing -- a bad marriage waiting to dissolve. It's been purely speculation to date, of course, but there's logic to the reasoning that leads to the speculation: shortage of parts, the disappointing PPK recall, the delayed release of the PK380, etc.

It doesn't mean anything, and it's no good to cross your fingers and hope, but you have to wonder what a marriage between Walther and Colt, or Walther and any number of other gun manufacturers, would bring to the table. I for one am not convinced that divorce and remarriage is necessarily a good thing in the case of Walther and S&W, even if it hasn't been the easiest of marriages. But I'm also not convinced that the appearance of Colt on the scene would improve things. The big problem is that all of the gun manufacturers have their own agenda, their own needs, their own products to peddle. That wouldn't go away if Walther married Colt, or Bersa (god forbid), or Taurus (god forbid), or ... well, name your favorite contender.

For me, Walther deciding to strengthen its global position by taking a real interest in the U.S. market instead of leaving it to S&W to manage would be a vast improvement, in the same way that Glock has done it, SIG has done it, etc. But Walther/Umarex doesn't seem to have the interest or the time or the desire or the focus to make it happen ... and so we are stuck with the marriage we have, at least for now.

Let's face it: It could be a lot worse. Imagine, for example, what the world would be like if Glock and Walther were married. Just think about how ugly the offspring of that union would be.
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Great forum posting!

"Let's face it: It could be a lot worse. Imagine, for example, what the world would be like if Glock and Walther were married. Just think about how ugly the offspring of that union would be. "

This is the greatest comment I have read so far in the forum! Keep up the great work!
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There's been speculation for some time that the Walther/S&W bond has been fracturing ...
You could be right about that. S&W is introducing their own AR style 22 to compete with the Colt. Don't know if it's being imported or being manufactured by S&W.
Model M&P15-22 Rifle
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...02&isFirearm=Y
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:18 PM   #10
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S&W AR15 .22

The S&W is cheaper than the Colt/Walther, but the Walther is made of aluminum and not polymer like the S&W AR15. My dealer is selling the Wlather one for $570, and the S&W one goes for $490. My experience tells me that the aluminum one will be more rugged and will last longer that the polymer one. I am just old fashioned I guess!
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