Spare magazines are available as accessory parts from all good retailers. The heavyweight steel construction adds an air of authenticity to a really great gun. The result is absolutely inspired. Next-Gen Treatment That Walther is an established innovator in the field of combat handguns is indisputable. This is a steel-framed, blowback-operated pistol with a rotating hammer-drop safety mounted on the left side of the slide. And the slowing of successive shots is fairly predictable.
Between these two guns we get a glimpse into the genius that has characterized Walther firearms for nearly a century. However, most modern combat rifles tap a bit of gas off near the muzzle and use this energy to cycle the action and fire another round. This replica is almost entirely metal, with the exception of the pistol grips, safety lever, magazine and outer barrel shroud. Used by pilots of the and various police forces. Although not completely realistic in many cases, this does passable represent the dull phosphate or similar finishes used on many military sidearms. Note that the Manurhin manuals in particular are well-worn and dirty.
A thumbnail holding it down while filling the mag works just fine. Back then it was made by Crosman. It also renders fine accuracy at close combat ranges. I would recommend this pistol. Even with the gas cylinder behind this action I found it was possible to still get about 60 shots off before it needed changing.
Overall this is a great and fun gun, also pocket sized, but don't actually carry it. But the P38 is at more of a disadvantage. The sleek, trim handgun became as much a part of 007's refined persona as his penchant for vodka martinis. Do not display it in public or in any place where it could be mistaken for a cartridge firearm. The slide, slide release, safety, magazine release and hammer all work similarly to the firearm P38. The red safety dot should not be visible. Sorry, no credit cards or Paypal.
This design reigned supreme until Gaston Glock debuted the striker-fired Safe Action trigger system that has since transformed modern combat handguns. It would have been so easy just to make them an integral part of the molding. I suppose one could tap the pin out if you really wanted to get at the spring and inner workings for cleaning but I'll leave it be. It provides realistic operation and a pleasant blowback. In this case, the metal parts of the pistol are finished in a high gloss, blue-black paint.
These are all genuine Walther manuals, not reprints or downloaded scans. What others should know: I had a chance unfortunately to test Pyramid's customer service with this order. Also, a hold-open catch for the magazine follower would help, but again, not a big deal. This is not really accurate. Introduced in Germany in 1931 by Carl Walther, it was designed as a low-profile sidearm for plainclothes federal police detectives. A man much smarter than am I once opined that variety is the spice of life. Scissors didn't work it was so thick so I had to use a razor knife.
For that price I should have picked up two. Size, weight and feel are so close to the real. Also do not shoot at hard surfaces or water. However, I am personally acquainted with three accidental discharges that spawned from striker-fired handguns, two of which inflicted severe officer injuries. The gun world would never be the same. The packaging was tough to open and I cut myself on the crazy plastic thickness of the package. I found the magazine to be a breeze to load.
The blow back is ok. Archived from on 22 August 2010. The product packaging is incorrect. The stippling on the grip is pronounced without being uncomfortable. Smith and Wesson saw an opportunity in 2002 to bring this pistol back into the limelight by taking over production. This indicates much attention to detail. Also this relatively low shot count was balanced by a high muzzle velocity.