“A student taking an MDFI (Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute) class recently suffered a significant firearm failure while on the range,” recoilweb.com reports. “The weapon was a Walther CCP 9mm handgun and the student was not injured.” And before you go injuring Walther’s rep know this: the vast majority of handgun-go-boom incidents are ammunition-related. Specifically, reloads.
As the recoilweb.com post doesn’t rule out an ammunition-related explosion, there’s no reason to get your knickers in a twist about this Walther ka-blam. Like Boeing aircraft, modern guns are built to withstand above-normal pressures and stress.
Yes, Murphy is out there. Despite Recoil’s revelation that “Unfortunately this is not the first report of a Walter CCP coming apart while firing we have received,” I’d no more worry about the ergonomically awesome Walther CCP failing catastrophically than I would concern myself with the WordPress spell cheater. Checker!
While the company investigates, here’s a video to help calm CCP owners.