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Getting back on track:
My dream fir a new Walther pistol would be one with the same frame/form factor as the CCP, but with the following characteristics:
a) Striker fired
b) DA/SA and decocker
c) Double stack magazine

Just like the P99 but with the CCP size and shape.
I really like that idea. A CCP sized P99.
 

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The obvious answer has been displayed for all to see in the new WF masthead; a Walther roll-marked 1911. Yikes!
 

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Geo,

I'd be more interested if it were reasonably and comparatively priced, and actually built by Walther. Sig makes both polymer framed and metal framed 1911 pistols. Walther would probably have a loyal enough following that Walther fans like ourselves, and even shooters who don't partake in this superior brand alike will flock to it. I know it is a saturated market, but they keep selling like hotcakes. What say ye?
 

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Geo,

I'd be more interested if it were reasonably and comparatively priced, and actually built by Walther. Sig makes both polymer framed and metal framed 1911 pistols. Walther would probably have a loyal enough following that Walther fans like ourselves, and even shooters who don't partake in this superior brand alike will flock to it. I know it is a saturated market, but they keep selling like hotcakes. What say ye?
It's hard for me to see what niche Walther could carve out for itself in the 1911 market.

There are a bazillion 1911s already out there at every price point.

I just don't see it but my crystal ball is sometimes foggy.
 

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Jimmo,

Fantastic point. I alluded to that as the market already flooded. Plus aside from the steel framed Q5, I am just not seeing metal framed pistols come from Walther much anymore. Polymer be the way of the future, it looks.
 

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I am a Walther fan and collector, but that would not entice me to buy a Umarex 1911, in fact the opposite. I still find it bizarre that the WF admins have kept that 1911 image in the masthead despite numerous negative comments (and none favorable) since the day it appeared. My $0.02

p.s., I love my US-made SIG 1911.....go figure.
 
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I am a Walther fan and collector, but that would not entice me to buy a Umarex 1911, in fact the opposite. I still find it bizarre that the WF admins have kept that 1911 image in the masthead despite numerous negative comments (and none favorable) since the day it appeared. My $0.02

p.s., I love my US-made SIG 1911.....go figure.
I don't tend to care too much about things like which images are shown but in this case, I find the 1911 image in the forum masthead bizarre.

I'm also surprised it continues to be displayed there after all the negative feedback.

Perhaps it truly is the lack of a suitable replacement image or concern for copyright infringement. If that is the case, simply remove the image without replacing it with a new image. Given the historical significance of the PPK, perhaps show that image twice.

Lastly, I own a number of higher end 1911s. I have no interest in another, particularly if it were to be made by the Umarex side of the house.
 

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You mean like showing a vintage PPK, or a P38, or perhaps a P5, or.....
 
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All valid points. I have a beautiful American made 1911 that I bought skin and bones the day I turned 21 and have pieced it together into the range baby it is today. Ever since I was a little kid I remember watching my first 007 movie and he had a Walther P99 (World is Not Enough, I know its a more recent one than some of the classics, not too much flak please... haha). I have always wanted Walthers since. When I had the money to get my 1911, that was a different story, but I saved and saved and saved to get my P99 and then my PPS Classic. Had a PPk, but traded it on the PPS I know that is heresy. To my point, I am a fan of both the brand banner and the style pistol. If they were made on the actual Walther side, not the Umarex side, and made in the states to boot, I think I would have to give it a second look. Until that imaginary day, Kimber will be my 1911 source. Or if they did something like in my "weird daydreams" as a fellow forum member pointed out, if they beefed up the PPk into 45 ACP, that would be another second look, for sure. I think there is a trend here....

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You mean like showing a vintage PPK, or a P38, or perhaps a P5, or.....
Like the olden days?? Hahah
 

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I'm a little late to the party here but I figured I would give my 2 cents. I'm hoping Walther monitors these forums so they can do some market research for future pistols.

Right now, the name of the game seems to be packing as many 9mm shells into a compact/sub-compact as possible. People simply want high capacity in a small weapon. If the P365 can cram 12+1 into that tiny magwell, or the Hellcat with 13+1, and now the Glock 43x with Shield Arms 15 rd magazines (that doesn't have a huge pinky extension), then there is no reason Walther can't imitate/improve on those concepts. It's a copycat industry, and there's no shame in that. Just look at what HK did with the VP9 lol -- it's practically a clone of the PPQ.

In terms of what I would like -- almost every single review I've seen of the CCP gives great acclaim to the ergonomics and general 'feel' of the gun. Even people that are 'meh' overall on it as a pistol almost always say "There's no other pistol that feels better in your hand". However, for a weapon that has dimensions larger than many sub-compacts, and comparable to the 43x, it is has a disappointing 8 round mag. When I look in the magwell, there is a lot of polymer on each side that adds to durability, but eats up a ton of space to accommodate the single stack mag. I honestly think one of Walther's next projects should be either a new pistol that implements what the market wants right now (small size, high capacity), or perhaps a PPS/CCP "M3", with the focus being on upping capacity.

I understand there are compact versions of the PPQ and other guns, but right now I think the time is ripe to release what I described above. Sig definitely falls into the "innovator" category below, with Springfield (Hellcat) and Glock (43x) closely following in the "early adopters" section, and they are reaping the benefits of that currently.
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I think Walther could hit the early majority category if they get something out this year or next that meets the current demand. They need to catch the wave on the way up on this parabolic curve before the market is flooded with clones. Otherwise they could end up like the Beretta APX -- a solid gun that no one wants or buys because they entered the market too late.
 

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I wrote Walther that my wife's favorite pistol, the PK380, which fits her hand perfectly, no sharp grips, and she shoots it well.. A great upgrade to the PK380 would be to hollow out the current inside grips that would then allow for a double stack mag and give new life to the PK380.. A small PPQ in 380 with ladies small tender hands in mind would be an alternative to upgrading the PK380 to double stack... The PPQ trigger in a small 380 would be truly unique...
I want a Walther ppk in 9 mm for my small tender hands. A girl can dream.
 
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