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New Concealed Carry Pistol CCP

Walther CCP Concealed Carry Pistol new_2014

     The all NEW Walther CCP Concealed Carry Pistol is an innovative approach to making a concealed carry pistol that is easy to use while still being comfortable and effective.

Additional information about the CCP will be announced at the NRA Annual Meeting on April 25th.

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Walther Job Openings

We are growing at Walther Arms.  Here are 3 new positions that are listed on our jobs site.  If you know someone who is qualified for one of these positions, please forward it to them.  All 3 jobs are located in our Fort Smith, Arkansas facility.

Marketing Director

Overall strategic planning for marketing and marketing communications for all Walther markets including consumer, law enforcement, leisure, personal defense and competition as it pertains to brand equity, positioning and overall brand awareness.

  • Lead marketing and marketing communications teams including in-house personnel and external vendors
  • Key leadership role in Walther Product Development identification, strategy and execution in conjunction and harmony with our German counterparts
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Media Relations Coordinator

The Media Relations Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all public and media relations efforts and will actively monitor the media landscape and participate in crafting and disseminating the broad communications strategies which will advance our companies and their objectives. By maintaining relationships with the media, drafting press releases and other written materials, the Media Relations Coordinator will play a key role in influencing audiences about our companies’ products.

  • Manage Public Relations Plan to execute strategies
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all media inquiries
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Product Development Manager

  • Overall responsibility for U.S. Product Development charged with maximizing sales, market share, profitability and speed to market of new product introductions
  • Continually monitor and analyze marketing data and trends for application to new products
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Vorhees – New National Sales Manager

Bret VorheesFORT SMITH, Arkansas – Walther Arms, Inc., the United States division of Carl Walther, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bret Vorhees as its newly-created position of National Sales Manager. Vorhees will be responsible for executing Walther Arms, Inc. sales strategies and business plans for the distribution and buying group sales channels of premium handguns and tactical rimfire firearms.

Additionally, he will be responsible for detailed programs, development of sales and training materials along with management of the company’s strong independent representative organizations. The Oregon native will lead the development of business relationships, identification of sales opportunities, and management of customer relationships in the domestic markets. He will report to Walther’s Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Cyndi Flannigan.

We are extremely excited to have Bret join our growing team. We believe his industry experience and varied background will strengthen our relationships with our customer base. We believe Bret will also improve our efforts in training, merchandising and support all our sales efforts.

Cyndi Flannigan

Vorhees comes to Walther Arms from Leupold & Stevens, manufacturers of sporting optics, where he was an account specialist. Vorhees has additional outdoor sporting goods experience as he was previously with Crimson Trace and GOTE gear.

An avid hunter and shooter, Vorhees earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon. He will be located in Walther Arms, Inc. headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

About Walther Arms
Entering its 130th year, Walther has earned the trust of law enforcement professionals, recreational shooters, and athletes through its line of reliable pistols and tactical rimfire replicas. Walther Arms manufactures and markets firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .40. For more information, visit


Mark Thomas, Director of Marketing, Walther Arms, Inc.

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Walther Arms, Inc. Now Distributes and Services All Walther Products

Walther-LogoFORT SMITH, Arkansas (May 1, 2013) – Walther Arms, Inc. today announced the final step of transitioning its strategic partnership for distribution today as all Walther products are being sold and distributed from its corporate headquarters in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Walther Arms, Inc. was formed January 1st and has been selling, marketing and servicing all but three models in the Walther portfolio.

Models now sold and distributed by Walther Arms, Inc are the popular Walther P22; Walther PPK-PPK/S .380 and the top of the line concealed carry firearm for Walther, its PK .380. Now, all Walther firearms are under the Walther Arms, Inc. umbrella with all sales, distribution and customer service being done in Fort Smith.

“We are extremely excited to offer the entire Walther line including all aspects of marketing, sales, distribution and service … as well as an integral role in product development” stated Adam Blalock, chief executive officer of Walther Arms. “We’re moving forward with plans to re-ignite the Walther brand and this is another major step. We continue to enjoy a close relationship with Smith and Wesson including strategic partnerships in several areas and this transition has been a smooth one.”

Walther Arms shares a campus and business resources with Umarex USA who has already announced it will further expand its manufacturing operations to include components of both airguns and firearms. Combined, the companies plan to invest an additional $7 million toward expanding the facility and operations over the next five years. The expanding facility will serve as corporate headquarters for both Walther and Umarex in North America. With the expansion, management hopes to create from 70 to 120 new jobs over the next five years.

“We’re excited to reach this phase of the transition,” said Cyndi Flannigan, Vice-President of Sales / Marketing for Walther Arms, Inc. “This will clearly distinguish the sales, marketing and service areas for Walther from Smith and Wesson which will simplify things for our customers and aid both brands in marketing their products. This is a very exciting time to be at Walther Arms and our industry.”

About Walther Arms

Entering its 130th year, Walther has earned the trust of law enforcement professionals, recreational shooters, and athletes through its line of reliable PPQ, PPS, and PPK pistols. Walther Arms manufactures and markets firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .40. For more information, visit


Mark Thomas, Director of Marketing, Walther Arms, Inc.

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