DSB and Carl Walther GmbH expand partnership

The Ulm-based company will be actively involved in the World Cup in Munich (2024 to 2026), the Target Sprint World Championship in Dingolfing (July 18-22, 2024), the Junior World Cup in Suhl (2025), and the Junior World Championship in Suhl (2026). Bernhard Knöbel, CEO of Carl Walther GmbH, strongly reaffirmed the company’s lasting commitment: "We are very pleased that Germany will be hosting high-level shooting sports events of this quality in the coming years, and we are proud to support these events."

With the ISSF World Cup in Munich, which had recently disappeared from the international shooting sports calendar, one of the most popular locations in international shooting circles returns to the circuit: From June 2nd to 7th, the world’s best rifle and pistol shooters will compete for medals and world ranking credits. For Germany’s top shooters, it is the final step in their Olympic qualification for Paris 2024.

Shortly later, and just under 90 kilometers away, things will get dynamic as the world’s best target sprinters crown their champions in Dingolfing (Bavaria). After the World Championship in Suhl in 2017, this discipline’s World Championship will be held in Germany for the second time, in the heart of the city, attracting a primarily younger audience.

This also applies to the Junior World Cup in Suhl in 2025 and the World Championship at the same venue a year later. Walther will be present on-site, promoting and covering the events through its channels, further fostering youth development. DSB President Hans-Heinrich von Schönfels explains: "Together with Carl Walther GmbH, we launched the youth campaign #YouthMeets in 2022 to engage and excite young people about shooting sports. The partnership, now expanded to include international events, perfectly complements the campaign by focusing on young top-athletes and showcasing what is possible in international shooting sports."

The German Shooting Federation (DSB), founded in 1861, is organized into 20 regional associations. Approximately 1.3 million shooters are members of nearly 14.000 clubs. The DSB is responsible for both Olympic disciplines (shotgun, rifle, pistol, and archery) and numerous non-Olympic disciplines. Since 2017, Hans-Heinrich von Schönfels has been the president of the world’s largest national shooting sports association by membership. In 2015, "shooting sports in Germany" was included in the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage.


Carl Walther GmbH has been around for 138 years. The manufacturer of sports and service weapons is based in Ulm and produces about 150,000 weapons a year for demanding sport shooters, authorities, and associations. Walther sports weapons are among the most innovative developments in sports weapon manufacturing and are trusted by international top-athletes – winning gold medals and setting world records. Walther service pistols are relied upon by law enforcement worldwide, who passionately dedicate their lives to our society, trusting in their team and the performance of their Walther.