The history of Carl Walther GmbH began in 1886, when Carl Walther opened a gunsmith’s workshop in Germany. By 1908 he and his son had created the Model 1, the first semi-automatic pistol. To this day the innovative spirit of the founders has guided and motivated this world-famous firearms manufacturer. At Walther, innovation has been an enduring tradition - for more than 125 years.
Walther’s state-of-the-art research and production facilities are based in Ulm, Germany and extends over more than 12,000 square meters - this is where visions become reality for the firearms market of tomorrow.
Walther’s renowned models are manufactured according to the highest quality standards. Its quality and environmental management system is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2009. This means that Walther’s customers and business partners can be sure of getting excellent products and flexible, reliable service.
Today, Walther is one of the leading manufacturers of firearms for sporting and law enforcement use. Sport shooters have the highest regard for the performance of these sophisticated pistols and rifles and they feature consistently on the winner’s podium at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World Cups.
Carl Walther GmbH is the exclusive manufacturer of the Colt .22 LR Rimfire 1911 series of handguns. Carl Walther GmbH is a member of the PW Group.