Volume 22, Number 4 June / July 2014


Walther’s new 9mm CCP is a perfect introduction to concealed carry. Although the Walther name is familiar to many U.S. shooters, for many years the German manufacturer had no physical presence here. Instead, it relied on Smith & Wesson to handle sales, distribution, and servicing of its firearms and accessories. That all changed last May when Walther debuted its new corporate headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas. At the time, CEO Adam Blalock told SHOT Business, “We have a brand heritage and identity that can’t be beat, but we needed to be closer to our customers.”