New Walther Pistols

Walther demonstrated three new handguns at SHOT this year. The improved PPQ M2, the PPX, and the PPK/S .22LR.

The PPK/S 22 will be offered in black or stainless [shown above]. This firearm is simply a .22LR version of the well-known PPK/S .380 Auto – sharing the same approximate weight and grip. The trigger is 6.6 lbs in single-action compared to the 6.1 of the PPK currently in their catalog. The double-action is a brain artery-busting 17.5 lbs.


The PPX is their more economically priced duty pistol. Unlike their other polymer handguns they’ve returned to a push button magazine release. The slide is coated in TeniferĀ© and has front and rear serrations. There is a loaded chamber indicator and ambidextrous slide stop levers. The PPX has a bobbed hammer to reduce snag and uses a “pre-cocked” system reminiscent in feel to the H&K LEM trigger. My hands were so numb in the cold wind I can’t give much more account than that.

Dimensionally the PPX is 7.3″ in length, 0.1″ longer than the PPQ and P99 (9mm models). The width remains the same at 1.3″ but the height is 0.3″ larger at 5.6 inches for the PPX. The barrel distance to the shooting hand is 1.3″ compared to the aforementioned models at 1″.

The good news is the PPX gains 0.2″ in sight radius at 6.3″ and comparatively contains one extra round with a 16+1 standard capacity. The bad news is a 6.5 lb trigger over the 5.6 lbs of the PPQ. I was told the exact price hasn’t been confirmed but should carry an MSRP of $400 to $450.

Ethan M

Ethan’s firearm interests are mostly with Cold War era select-fire weapons and their semi-auto counterparts.


  • Rod

    It seems as though the new PPK/S .22 LR may not be of alloy construction, based on the weight similarity you have stated. Anyway you can confirm the material used in construction?

    • ducky

      neither the frame nor the slide are magnetic – checked it at shot

    • kalashnikev

      It looks like pot metal with a plated finish applied.

      I want to know if there is a bushing for a threaded adapter. (Probably the same adapter for the P22 and M&P 22 Pistol.)

  • michael

    Lokking forward to the ppk in .22. Are they in stores yet

  • Tim

    I want that PPK/S in .22 LR. The PPK/s is my EDC, so it would be wonderful to be able to practice with it on the super cheap (well, once .22 LR becomes available again)

  • Joel

    The PPK/S 22 has the old, smaller beavertail. I wish that the 32 and the 380 switched to that.

  • Dale

    I might pick up a PPK/S 22 just to strengthen my trigger finger with that double action trigger pull weight!

    • Poopfeast420

      Hell, pick up a nagant revolver… the DA trigger pull is slightly lighter!

  • tbrown930

    That PPX looks atrocious. Kind of like a mix between a Taurus and a Hi-Point. The .22lr PPK/S looks interesting. Sadly, though, I’m sure it will probably not be the same build quality of the actual PPK/S like the old .22lr PP and PPK’s, and will likely be similar to the Umarex .22’s everyone is having Umarex produce these days.

  • I might pick up handguns PPQ M2, the PPX, and the PPK/S .22LR. It wonderful and love look.

  • gaosmer

    my stainless ppk/s 22 LR says nickel on the box, and I have not found an extra magazine yet