Walther announced a new pistol, the CCP, at the IWA Outdoor Classics 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany. The CCP, or Concealed Carry Pistol, is a single-stack 9mm handgun that uses a gas delayed blowback system that Walther calls the SoftCoil system.
As Walther describes it, the SoftCoil system “significantly reduced recoil” but maintains a recoil spring that is “soft” for easy manipulation of the slide. Walther states that the SoftCoil system reroutes gas pressures, which allows for the light spring. Additionally, the system uses a non-tilting barrel instead of a tilting barrel which is typical to a Browning-type system used in many modern handguns.
The CCP has a 3.54″ long barrel, with an overall gun length of 6.42″. Even though the gun is a single stack pistol, it is still 1.18″ wide – the same width as listed for the double-stack Glock 19 pistol. Also like the Glock, the CCP is a striker-fired pistol, and it has a 5.5 pound trigger pull.
A manual thumb safety is standard on the CCP. Currently, Walther is not offering a version without the thumb safety.
The gun is expected to sell in the United States, but a shipping date and MSRP have not yet been announced.
- caliber: 9×19
- magazine capacity: 8 rounds
- barrel length: 3.54″
- overall length: 6.42″
- width: 1.18″
- height: 5.12″
- weight (unloaded): 22.33 oz
- frame: black polymer
- slide finish: stainless or black CERAKOTE
- additional features: slide serrations front and rear, ambidextrous magazine release, sights compatible with P99, PPQ and PPS pistols, manual thumb safety
Thanks to Tyler for the tip.