RECALL NOTICE: Walther CCP Being Recalled Due To Drop Safety Issues

Walther has issued a recall of the Walther CCP pistols because of what they call a potential condition in the CCP that can cause the firearm to discharge regardless of the manual safety being engaged or disengaged. Walther has issued a voluntary recall as a result and will be upgrading all affected CCPs in order to remove the risk of a drop-fire.

Walther asks CCP owners to not load or fire their CCP and contact them immediately to arrange for the upgrade to be done to your gun free of charge.

Each CCP that is upgraded by Walther will have a small dot milled into the back side of the magazine well as seen below.

The upgrade will be performed by Walther for free, thankfully no cheapo gun owner will go on carrying a potentially unsafe firearm thanks to the recall being handled the right way.

Visit the Walther recall website HERE to get the full rundown on how to have your gun repaired. You can also email ccprecall@waltherarms.com or mail them the old fashioned way at Walther Arms, Inc. 7700 Chad Colley Boulevard, Fort Smith, AR 72916

Walther says that the current turnaround time is 3 weeks for the repair to be performed.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at TFBpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • Petto

    Oopps – probably nobody drop tested it …

    • Roguewriter

      Really? Of course they drop tested it. Whether or not that testing showed this situation is another question entirely. Making an assertion like that with Walther’s history of quality is silly. Oh wait. Here comes the OMG EVIL CORPORATE CONSPIRACY theory. Frickin’ nonsense.

      • Petto

        That was more like joke than anything , because more testing show these issues but it wasnt properly tested or something , i have no idea

      • RSG

        Well, here’s the short of it…. regardless of whether or not Walther drop tested, they missed this. And since this isn’t an aberration and covers all CCP pistols, can rightly be considered an epic failure.

    • BattleshipGrey

      I kind of figured it hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way down, but at least Walther is taking care of it the proper way… the safety issue that is.

      • Billy

        Interesting drop test protocol…

  • Well, that didn’t take long.

  • Dickie

    Goddang newer walthers are fugly

    • valorius

      I think it looks better than a glock.

      • Vasya Pupkin

        My dead hamster (if I had one) would look better than a Glock

    • Treeburgerface

      Shoot one for a little while and you won’t care, trust me.

      • coyote-hunter

        So does that mean if you screw an ugly women long enuf you won’t care either?

        • ostiariusalpha

          If she’s Walther ugly, you might. LGonDISQUS and Colonel K have learned to appreciate the look of the P.38, so almost anything is possible. Unless she’s Hi-Point ugly, then just put a bag over her head.

    • ostiariusalpha

      And the Walther P.38 is some work of beauty?

      • LGonDISQUS

        Shut your mouth!!! ♡♡♡

      • Colonel K

        Yes, in a very coldly Teutonic 1930s kind of way.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Even the Teutons themselves thought it was a bit homely, the Germans made plenty of elegant, attractive firearms during that period. The P.38 is at nearly Swedish levels of utilitarian dullness, its charms are functional rather than aesthetic.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Even the Teutons themselves thought it was a bit homely, the Germans made plenty of elegant, attractive firearms during that period. The P.38 is at nearly Swedish levels of utilitarian dullness, its charms are functional rather than aesthetic. The updated version from the late 70’s, the Walther P.5, is a very handsome pistol by comparison.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec758af2b7c400c710f863e9bce51385c0d5869f1a66fb79ad6b90a92d919c03.jpg .

          • Colonel K

            It’s certainly no Luger.

  • Geoff Timm

    I just wonder if it was discovered during California compliance testing or the pistol frizbee test required by some US Police departments. Geoff Who notes paranoid police administrators are infamous for testing until failure.

    • Ebby123

      Yup. If you’re trying to make a gun fail, many will despite being 100% safe designs under normal use.

      Ebby who for once agrees with Geoff who refers to himself in the third person.

  • Jimmy Chimichanga

    Walther should do the right thing & immediately start a PPS for CCP exchange program

    =)

    • 22winmag

      Yeah… the proven PPS M1s not the hideous M2s which may just have some issues of their own. Brand new PPS-40 M1s are still just $359 delievered and IMO the best single stack 40 money can buy.

      • Treeburgerface

        The only thing the M1 is “proven” to do is fail to shoot if the grip plate on the back falls out. In fact, Walther just launched a huge recall on the M1 over a related problem. M2 is superior in every way hands down.

        • noamsaying

          Stick a Pachmyr grip on it – problem solved.

        • Core

          Except it’s ugly as hell and doesn’t have a rail to put a mini-light on. In every way is a broad statement. And yes they make mini-led lights that push 200+ lumens.

          • ostiariusalpha

            The dot texture on the M1 looks Euro-trash as hell, but the slide looks nicer than the M2’s.

          • Core

            I agree. That’s why I stippled mine with a Weller WES51. It looks like a Glock type stippling, except ultra fine. I stipple all my mags and any slippery polymer.

    • Nashvone

      Can I do a CCP for PPQ in .40 trade in?

    • JohnnyCuredents

      I agree. This is merely the latest in a long history of serious problems with this firearm. Previously, I returned mine to Arkansas 3 times for various issues. The third time they sent my a brand new CCP and now IT is involved in this recall ! That means a fourth FedEx trip to Fort Smith along with approximately a 3 week stay there. As you said, time for an exchange with a Walther pistol that is not plagued with design problems the way this one is.

  • valorius

    The CCP is like half a 21st century HK P7. I wish they’d have gone the whole way and put the squeeze cocker on it. Shame.

    • DW

      Or at least made sure the QC was good.

      • valorius

        The funny thing is for years people on HK forums have begged for a polymer framed P7, and the HK “experts” all said it couldn’t be done cause the gas system would melt the polymer. It took Walther to prove them wrong. 🙂

  • JumpIf NotZero

    I’m normally not one to recommend gun confiscations, but the Walther CCP I’d make an exception on.

    Post-PPQ Walther drove me back to Glocks.

    • baserock love

      Both these and the pps feel utterly fantastic when i’ve fondled em and i pretty much hear nothing but praise from those who own em.

  • Pistolero

    I have shot those guns and really like them. But dang, I keep hearing bad stuff about them, so I guess there won’t be one in my future.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    Hmmm. Again I’m reminded of all of the so-called gun experts who automatically dismiss condition 3 carry because it’s supposedly mechanically impossible for modern guns to fire when dropped…

    It seems like every year I read about a popular firearm having to be recalled for having some kind of fatal flaw that causes the gun to go off when it shouldn’t. And every year I read several news reports about police chiefs and the like experiencing accidental discharges. These are people that have been carrying guns almost day for decades, and they’re usually the same people that denounce condition 3 carry and thumb safeties…

    • JohnnyCuredents

      I agree partially with what you write, but the remedy isn’t to adopt practices current in an era when the country was better. As a kid in the 50s, I regularly hitchhiked to work after school. Let a kid do that today and you’ll soon be reading about him in the newspapers. There’s nothing wrong with carrying condition 3 as long as one gets the proper training, but there are two other options you don’t mention. The first is to carry a good revolver with a shrouded hammer; no safety beyond that long hard trigger pull is necessary in that case. Second option is to carry a hammer-fired, DA only semi from a reputable firm like SIG, something like the P-250 I have. Again here it’s simply to make that gun discharge without pulling its (long and stout) trigger, absolutely impossible. Carrying either of these two examples condition 3 makes no sense at all. Oh, and let’s leave the “my fellow gun enthusiasts” are dangerous talk to the snowflakes in all of Bloomberg’s ‘false-skirt’ organization. They distort and lie faster than Jerry Miculek can empty his carry gun.

    • coyote-hunter

      “Too much focus has been put into getting as many people as possible to carry guns,” should add WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING!….Its kinda crazy, if you want to drive a car you have to have so many hours of training behind the wheel before you get a license….Now any legal age person can buy a gun and stuff it into an ISW holster or just in their waistband and you’ve got a walking ND just waiting for the right moment….

      • A Fascist Corgi

        I don’t even think that you need “proper training”. Some people are naturally intelligent, responsible, mature, and competent with firearms. But since we don’t have a way to ensure that the masses fit that description, some sort of required training process would probably be beneficial.

        • The Brigadier

          Your name says it all.

      • The Brigadier

        Its called the Constitution and you might want to read the 2nd Amendment.

        • coyote-hunter

          Typical response from an officer….If you were really one…
          us lowly NCO’s got it done, you just took the credit….

          • The Brigadier

            I thought I was responding to Fascist Corgi. TFB got the order of replies wrong.

    • The Brigadier

      Except people are not dying in droves as you intimate. There have been a few woundings and only a few deaths I have read about. You make it sound like its slaughter in the streets. Take a deep breath and walk around in confidence.

  • Dan Davis

    Why do you think this recall is not listed on Walthers official website with the actual real recalls on walther products? I’m calling bullshit on this CCP recall till I see it on Walthers website.

    • JohnnyCuredents

      I got an e-mail yesterday from Walther listing my gun’s serial number & requesting I send it back for repair. No, this recall is very real.

    • Gunnergal13

      It’s there… Got a notice in the mail from Walther.

  • coyote-hunter

    That’s what happens when you go from a proven design and material, to a so called “improved” design and plastic….

  • mazkact

    Almost bought one for my Wife due to easy slide racking, glad I did not.

  • Core

    You forgot to mention the lazy gun owner who will not get off the couch to send the gun in or get the replacement parts.

  • bobk90

    Great… And we just gave them the PISTOL CONTRACT! Not a GOOD SIGN IMHO…

  • ron munro

    this is not true someone put this out and it is totally false I have one and it works perfectly it is the PPK that has this recall NOT the CCP get your facts checked before you pass false info……

    • Gunnergal13

      Actually it is the CCP… own one and got a notice in the mail from Walther.

  • The Brigadier

    Jeez Louise has no one in the gun industry learned anything from the Taurus DSS 24/7 pistol or the Remington 700 rifle? Both of these firearms were prone to fire all by themselves. Fortunately for both companies no one was injured by either firearm, but it cost both firms millions of dollars in buybacks and the time it took to fix the problem with all the required testing. Clue to to the industry. Test more and and then test again before releasing your weapon. Its far cheaper in the long run.

    • coyote-hunter

      Flush out your headgear new guy….Remington 700 misfire cost a family their son, that’s what all the hullabaloo is about….”test more and then test again before releasing your weapon, its far cheaper in the long run.”…Yeah, tell that to the boys families who died with an inoperable weapon during the early days of that little conflict over in RVN….

      • The Brigadier

        Inoperable is different from a gun with a poorly designed sear that fires with simply picking up the gun. You apparently don’t know the difference. I am a wounded vet from the Vietnam war. New guy? I have been in at this site for years now. The last time I checked on the Remington 700 no one had been injured.

        • coyote-hunter

          Samey same me briggie…RVN 70-71-72, 615th Combat MP Co…There is/was a program on cable t.v. about Remington and problems with safety, and an AD that killed a hunters son….

          • The Brigadier

            Thanks for the update on the 700AD.

  • Gunnergal13

    I have a CCP and I think once it comes back from the factory with the fix I am going to part ways with it. Mine has been a total lemon.

    • Robert Andolini

      Yup. Mine failed after 4 rounds. Brand new gun and 4 rounds in the striker spring assembly self-destructed. It’s a POS