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Two sides of the Walther Family?

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At a local gun shop I heard a clerk expounding to a compatriot about two different Walther production lines.

He claimed the P22, PK380, CCP and the PPK .22 were made by the Air gun company Umarex. He claimed the guns were of inferior quality with pot metal slides. The magazines of cheap and open design which allowed dirt to enter.

The PPQ, P99, PPX and Q5 were made in the old Walther factory, which produced "real" guns for military contract and were made to military specifications.

Anyone owning these pistols care to comment?

Who owns a P22 military and I'm not impressed with the barrel system or the front sight's propensity to vanish, great grip though.
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I own a COLT M4 AR-15 LR made by Walther as well as a COLT 1911 Government model 22LR .
Both are excellent quality and pretty much exact replicas on the AR & 1911 but use 22 long rifle ammo.
I don't know if these were farmed out to UMAREX by Walther or not.
Both of my guns are built to perfection and shoot perfect. Both work good with all ammo except Aguila ( Mexico) Long Rifle.
CCI , Winchester "M" , Remington Thunderbolt, Federal Target Sport ammo all work great but the Aguila was terrible and did not feed well and did not eject well and many mis-fires.

When A gun is farmed out to another company to manufacture, They are made to the specs of the company that is selling them under their name, ( No matter who makes them or where they are made)
Hi Endangered Species
I agree with you, There are some gun store employees that know little about guns and a lot about their personal opinions. Not that they are bad people but they are sales people and like to sell what "THEY" personally like.
I personally like to do my own research and buy what I feel I would like.
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