Walther CCP

The Walther CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol) is a delayed blowback semi-automatic pistol developed by Carl Walther Sportwaffen of Ulm, Germany for the concealed carry civilian market. It is available chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum.[1][2]

Walther CCP
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originGermany
Production history
ManufacturerCarl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen
Produced2014–present
Specifications
Mass633 g (22.3 oz)
Length163 mm (6.4 in)
Barrel length90 mm (3.5 in)
Width30 mm (1.2 in)
Height130 mm (5.1 in)

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum
ActionGas-delayed blowback
Feed system8-round detachable box magazine
SightsInterchangeable front sights,Adjustable rear polymer sight

Product evolution

The Walther CCP was introduced in March 2014.[3]

Design details

The Walther CCP is operated by a gas-delayed blowback system, using gas pressure from the ignited cartridge by directing it through a small port in the barrel in front of the chamber to slow down and delay the rearward motion of the slide. This design is nearly identical to the design of the Heckler & Koch P7. Walther calls this system Softcoil. Unlike the Walther P99 or Walther PPQ, the CCP has a slim manual thumb safety. There is an additional internal safety that acts as a firing pin block. The ergonomic grip is a shorter version of the PPQ's grip.[3] The capacity of the magazine is 8 rounds. The CCP has an overall length of 6.41 inches (163 mm) , its width is 1.18 inches (30 mm) and its height is 5.1 inches (130 mm). The length of the barrel is 3.54 inches (90 mm). Considering the CCP's size, the 5.5-pound-force (24 N) trigger pull and the 0.27-inch (6.9 mm) trigger travel are relatively high.[3]

Field stripping of the original CCP design (M1), required a special disassembly tool, while the revised CCP design introduced in 2018 (M2) features a takedown lever for tool-less disassembly.[4][5]

Walther has prepared a list of "test" ammunition and suggested grip instructions for best function, available to owners of the pistol upon request.

Recall

In March 2017, Walther issued a recall notice on all CCP pistols, because of what they call a potential condition in the CCP that can cause the firearm, if dropped,[6] to discharge regardless of the manual safety being engaged or disengaged. Walther has issued a voluntary recall as a result and will be upgrading all affected CCPs in order to remove the risk of a drop-fire.

References

  1. Tarr, James. "Walther CCP 9mm Review". handgunsmag.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. "Walther CCP". Walther Firearms. 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. all4shooters.com Team (10 March 2014). "IWA 2014 / Neuvorstellung von WALTHER - die halbautomatische Pistole CCP in 9 x19 mm". all4shooters.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. Shelton, Elwood (7 August 2018). "Walther CCP M2 Goes Tool-Less For Takedown". GunDigest. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. Abraham, Dan (3 August 2018). "Op-Ed: First look – The improved Walther CCP M2 was just launched". American Military News. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  6. "Walther USA CCP Recall".

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