This just in from Walther:
Walther takes hold of American Market with First .45.
(FORT SMITH, Ark.) – New to the Walther line of legendary pistols is the PPQ .45 Auto. Designed for personal protection and recreational shooting, this .45 is the first true production Walther .45 Auto in the company’s storied history and represents the pinnacle of German craftsmanship. The gun is equipped with the Carl Walther signature quick defense trigger, which improves accuracy and allows for precise follow up shots. The PPQ .45 is fashioned with the traditional front and rear slide serrations for superior handling during use, and features fully ambidextrous controls like all PPQ models.
The PPQ .45 is without equal in the striker fired polymer framed centerfire pistol market. Like all other PPQ models the trigger is a crisp 5.6 lbs. making it the best out-of-the-box trigger in the industry. This new .45 houses three separate safeties helping make it a truly capable and safe handling firearm when being used on the range or when carried concealed. Accessories can easily be mounted on the mil-spec Picatinny rail. The overall length is 7.4 inches, a magazine capacity of 12 rounds, and a polygonal rifled 4.25 inch barrel which is an upgrade from the traditional button rifling process.
Cyndi Flannigan, Walther Arms’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing says of the new pistol, “We are excited to bring a .45 Auto to the Walther line. This new caliber and product offering is a benchmark for Walther and the PPQ. We have built it to the same exact German standards that have made this model so well received and it is a superior choice for home defense and personal protection.”
Adding the .45 caliber to the Walther handgun line expresses Walther’s dedication to continued innovation and expansion in the fast growing personal protection industry. The PPQ .45 Auto will hit the market and be available in retail stores on October 1st, 2015.
Walther has earned the trust of law enforcement professionals, recreational shooters, and athletes through its line of reliable pistols, competition guns and tactical rimfire replicas. Walther Arms manufactures and markets firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .45.