Regular Silencer Saturday reader and commenter Brett Baker dropped a friendly knowledge bomb on us last weekend. Mr. Baker alerted the community to a post on Sturmgewehr.com signaling the possibility of Innovative arms building Welrod clone pistols for the U.S. market. If the final build product is anything like the below pictured prototype, buyers will not be disappointed.
If you are interested in an Innovative Arms Welrod clone, please shoot them an email to help persuade them to start production. Pricing is estimated to be $1200+. I hopped on the list as soon as realistically possible.
- Email: [email protected]
- Subject: Welrod waiting list
Past Welrod discussions @ TFB:
- SILENCER SATURDAY #52: A Market For A Modern Welrod?
- Assassination Guns: Elimination By Extreme Prejudice (The Welrod & Welwand)
I saw a few pics on social media recently of a guy shooting a Welrod clone pistol made by Innovative Arms in So Carolina. I’ve wanted one of these for 10+ years so I reached out to Innovative via email and got a return phone call from the owner yesterday and was pretty excited to learn he’s building a list of interested “Welrod” customers. His “prototype” pictured below is .32acp and is entirely scratch built by them, he claims the suppression is excellent and the internals are upgraded to a more modern serviceable baffle system with a single wipe at the muzzle. He said that he’s about 8-12 months backlogged with current orders right now so it will be at least that long, but as I said I’ve been looking for a decent clone for over 10 years, so I’ll wait. The prototype he made was done for personal use and testing on manual machines so the pricing for a CNC made unit isn’t all worked out but a $1200-$1400 ballpark is what he was thinking.