Walther CCP Pistol Introduced at IWA

    Walther CCP

    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.

    Walther CCP pistol

    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.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.