Attention Walther CCP Owners: Important Safety Recall

Walther is issuing a recall on these popular concealed-carry pistols. (Photo: Walther)

Walther Arms is issuing a product recall on their new CCP or Concealed Carry Pistol. The company discovered a flaw with the drop safety mechanism. Given the serious nature of this kind of problem, CCP owners should contact Walther immediately.

“We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and want to thank you for your patience and cooperation,” said Walther in a statement. “We greatly appreciate your loyalty to Walther products.”

Upgraded pistols will have a dot milled into the back side of the magazine opening. (Photo: Walther)

“Please do not load or fire your Walther CCP pistol and contact us immediately to arrange to have your pistol upgraded free of charge.”

Affected pistols are NOT drop safe with or without the manual thumb safety engaged. Owners of CCP pistols should immediately stop using these guns, unload them and call or email Walther for service.

Walther customer service is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Monday through Friday at 866-503-3389. Customers can also email Walther at

To know if your pistol is affected by the recall check the magwell. If there is a milled dot on the back of the magwell the pistol has the upgrade and does not need service. If the magazine well has no markings or you are unsure if the pistol is affected, contact Walther customer service as soon as possible.

The serial number is located on the barrel hood. (Photo: Walther)

If your CCP is affected by the recall Walther will send you instructions on how to return the pistol, free of charge through FedEx. As a precaution, all pistols must be unloaded before shipping.

The turnaround time for repairs will take about 3 weeks.

The CCP was introduced in 2015. It uses an innovated gas-delayed recoil operating system for reduced felt recoil with a light, easy-to-rack slide.

Unlike many single-stack subcompacts chambered for 9mm Luger, the CCP does not have the snap and recoil inherent to small handguns. This makes the CCP an appealing product for recoil-sensitive shooters looking for something different.

See Also: SIG Issuing Mandatory Recall on Select MCX Rifles

These pistols are well-received and affordably-priced, so it’s alarming to find out that some can have a serious flaw.  It’s important that all gun owners get the word out — these pistols can pose a serious risk to owners and bystanders.

We have not found reports of any actual real-world problems but because of the nature of the flaw, it’s important for all CCP owners to return their pistols to Walther for service.

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Ted Christie May 7, 2017, 3:13 pm

    I’m thinking about purchasing a Walther CCP 9 mm, this will be my first gun purchase. How do I know the specific gun I purchase is not included in this recall? Thanks.

    • Charlie February 4, 2020, 5:48 pm

      I just spoke to Walther and was informed that the M2 model is not part of this recall

  • USNvet March 25, 2017, 2:10 pm

    I am so glad I own a Sig 226 and for my shot gun a Bernilli M-1 and rifles are Saiga and SKS and Marlin 336 as these never fail

    • Alan March 29, 2017, 11:50 am

      Your faith is misplaced, Sig, Marlin and Saiga have had recalls for various models.
      Nothing made by man is perfect.
      And Cali cops did have issues with the 226 some time back.
      So to firmly state that “these never fail” is incorrect.
      Perhaps not your particular guns or models, but an all encompassing claim as that is simply not true.

  • Lezlie Lurati March 24, 2017, 3:52 pm

    I have a CCP that meets the recall notice. Please send information on what I need to do. thank you.

  • ARSEECRUISE March 24, 2017, 3:25 pm

    Sherman Budden and Joel Collier,
    Call the Walther Arms customer service number listed on the above article. OR better yet go to for info about the safety recall.
    (BTW, The instructions are already on the article)

  • Sherman Budden March 24, 2017, 1:27 pm

    We have a ccp that has been recalled please advise what to do

  • Joel Collier March 24, 2017, 10:59 am

    Ww have a CCP that meets the recall notice. Please send information on what we need to do . Thank you

    • jerry nichols March 24, 2017, 6:16 pm

      read the article for your answer

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