The Walther Creed series consists of two 9mm handguns at present: a sixteen round option, and a ten round option for a more compact grip size. All other features are identical between the two. They both sport a 4″ barrel; a Tenifer coated, corrosion resistant metal parts; a reinforced polymer frame with an accessory rail; three dot polymer sights; and a 6.5 lb trigger pull. Weighing in at 27 ounces unloaded, the Creed weighs approximately three ounces more than a Glock 19.
There are a few slightly less significant details worth mentioning as well. The slidestop lever is located a bit further back on the Creed, similar Sig Sauer’s, making it great for smaller hands to reach. Because it is fairly recessed, the location of the slidestop poses unexpectedly less concern of malfunction issues for those who have a tendency let their thumbs rest on it. Also of note is that the Creed comes with two steel magazines which have been reported to work flawlessly so far.
What makes the Creed a unique option in the carry gun lineup is that it features a pre-cocked double-action trigger system. Although it certainly feels different from the ever popular striker-fire action of the Walther PPQ, the trigger press on the Creed is designed to be smooth and consistent. We found the trigger reset to be a bit on the long side, but pleasantly distinguishable.
While it is definitely an economical option (under $400), the only way to know whether or not the Creed is the right option for you is to come get your hands on one!