I have had a concealed carry permit for more than 20 years, and for most of that time I have favored two carry guns: my very first, a Walther PPK/S in .380 ACP and an early 9mm Walther P99, the same model introduced in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. Was it the Bond influence, as far back as 1962’s Dr. No, and the image of Sean Connery carrying a Walther PPK that influenced my choice in carry guns? To some extent yes, I grew up in that era and the Bond films made Walther a household name. But in reality I knew a number of law enforcement officers over the years and most of them carried Walther PPKs as on- and off-duty backup guns. A Walther, regardless of model, is a handgun designed with a heritage built on concealed carry. Scroll through the gallery above to learn more.

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Walther’s PPQ M2 For CQB

Four Walther Pistols Used by James Bond: The PPK, P5 Compact, P99 and PPK/S

4 Walther Pocket Pistols For Concealed Carry Protection

Walther’s New Lightweight, Striker-Fired CCP 9mm

Walther’s Lightweight Compacts for Everyday Defense

Top 12 Street-Ready Pocket Pistols For Everyday Carry

13 Iconic Combat Handguns Throughout History

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