The CCP in Walther CCP stands for Concealed Carry Pistol, and Walther aimed to take on the part of the market that is decidedly underserved. Walther designed a pistol for those with weaker hands and reduced strength. You might point to the S&W EZ series as competition, but Walther released the first variant of this gun in 2014.
Those with arthritis, weak hands, and similar ailments often have to utilize rimfire calibers or guns in weaker calibers like 32 ACP or 25 ACP. Walther wanted to provide those shooters with a 9mm firearm that was easy to handle for these shooters. To do so, they rejected blowback and short recoil designs and went with a gas-delayed blowback system.
A small port in the barrel directs gas from a fired round to slow down and delay the slide opening. This makes the weapon reliable and effective while also reducing recoil and making the Walther CCP a real kitten to handle. Not only is recoil reduced, but the hand strength required to manipulate the slide is greatly reduced.
Like most modern guns, the Walther CCP utilizes a striker-fired system and a polymer frame. In accordance with the guns at the time, the Walther CCP utilizes a single stack 8 round magazine and comes in both 9mm and 380 ACP. To be clear, we are reviewing the 9mm variant of the CCP.
Walther CCP 9mm Specs:
- Caliber: 9x19mm
- Length: 6.41”
- Height: 5.12”
- Width: 1.18”
- Barrel: 3.54”
- Weight: 22.33oz. (w/empty magazine)
- Finish: Black frame / Slides available in black Cerakote or satin-finish stainless
- Capacity: 8+1