Walther P5

$1,249.00

Walther P5 specifications

Manufacturer: Walther Arms GmbH, Sportwaffenfabrik, Ulm, Germany
Type: locked breech, double-action, semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9 mm Parabellum
Barrel: 3.5 in (90 mm)
Weight (empty): 28 oz (795 grams)
Magazine capacity: 8 rounds
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Walther P5 for sale

In the 1970s, West Germany updated its requirements for standardized police service pistols. The guns were to be Double Action/Single Action, have 8 round single-stack magazines, and be chambered for 9mm Parabellum. There were also enhanced safety specifications.

The Walther P5 was developed in the mid-1970s as an response to the West German police’s continued search for a 9x19mm service pistol to replace the older smaller calibre pistols then in service, like the Walther PP. It was developed to fit the new police specification for a small, handy pistol which could be brought into action quickly. Walther’s design competed against pistols from Mauser, Heckler & Koch and SIG Sauer.

It’s interesting that the P.38 had a Walther PP type loaded chamber indicator that was left off the Walther P5. When a round is loaded in the P.38 a pin will protrude from the rear of the slide which is visible to the user while acquiring a sight picture.

The design was derived from the World War 2 era Walther P38 pistol. The P5 is a short recoil operated pistol with locked breech. In the Walther P5 the slide covers the barrel resulting in a different look from the P38. Innovative features such as an alloy frame and firing pin safety were added. A single stack magazine is used. Cases are ejected to the left, which is rather uncommon.

Product specifications:

Manufacturer: Walther Arms GmbH, Sportwaffenfabrik, Ulm, Germany
Type: locked breech, double-action, semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9 mm Parabellum
Barrel: 3.5 in (90 mm)
Weight (empty): 28 oz (795 grams)
Magazine capacity: 8 rounds

 

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