[NRAAM 2022] Hands On – Walther WMP Pistol

Austin R
by Austin R
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On – Walther WMP Pistol

Featured on TFB before, NRAAM 2022 was our first chance to get a hands-on look at the new Walther WMP pistol. Chambered in .22 WMR, this full-size pistol comes feature-loaded right out of the box. I had a chance to sit down with Walther at NRAAM 2022 and go over some of the features of this new pistol.

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[NRAAM 2022] Hands On – Walther WMP Pistol

[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
The WMP is mechanically unique from the rest of the Walther lineup. Its full-size polymer frame has some light texturing for grip and an accessory rail up front.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
Up top, there’s a set of blacked-out rear sights, as well as a fiber optic front sight. In addition, there’s an optics plate cover, and the pistol comes with interchangeable plates that fit most pistol red dots.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
The pistol is single action and uses a small hammer that’s exposed when the slide is racked.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
It’s easy to tell when the pistol isn’t cocked as the hammer sits in a recessed down position.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
Everything about this pistol feels and acts very full size. Including a ported barrel with three ports on each side to mitigate recoil.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
The frame is incredibly unique and has a four-way mag release. Each side of the frame has both a push-button mag release, and a paddle mag release under the trigger.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
The magazines included are 15-round polymer-coated steel mags and drop free without issue. Plastic followers on the side of the magazine allow you to pull down on the follower to speed up reloading.
[NRAAM 2022] Hands On - Walther WMP Pistol
The WMP is available now from Walther with an MSRP of $549. The WMP ships with the pistol, optic plates, and two fifteen-round magazines. A 10-round state-compliant version of the WMP is available as well.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more coverage of NRAAM 2022.

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Product Specs

  • MODEL: 5220300
  • CALIBER: .22 WMR
  • COLOR: BLACK
  • SLIDE MATERIAL: ALUMINUM
  • FRAME MATERIAL: POLYMER
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 8.2″
  • SLIDE LENGTH: 8.2″
  • WIDTH: 1.48″
  • HEIGHT: 5.66″
  • BARREL LENGTH: 4.5″
  • SIGHTS: Front: Fiber Optic | Rear: Serrated
  • WEIGHT WITH EMPTY MAGAZINE: 27.8 OZ
  • MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 15 RDS
  • MAGS INCLUDED: 2 Magazines
  • SAFETIES: 3-Auto
  • OPTICS READY: YES
  • TRIGGER PULL: 4.5 LBS
  • MSRP: $549


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Austin R
Austin R

The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com

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  • Gorakraganor Gorakraganor on Jun 01, 2022

    I want to meet the focus group where someone said they actually wanted this pistol to exist.

  • Tdiinva Tdiinva on Jun 01, 2022

    I am interested in the concept of a reliable .22WMR pistol but the downside is the cost of ammo. I just checked Lucky Gunner for relative prices and it is more expensive than 9mm.

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