NRA Gun of the Week: Walther Arms CCP M2 380

posted on October 23, 2020
Walther Arms has added to its Concealed Carry Pistol line with the addition of its CCP M2 380. To understand the genius of the system, it is important to look back to 2014 when the American market received a unique pistol from Walther Arms that featured a gas-operated system with a fixed barrel. Walther dubbed the then-new operating system Softcoil, and since inception, the consumer market has shown Walther’s CCP design is here to stay.

Left-side view of Walther Arms CCP M2 .380 with text on image noting pistol make and model.

The CCP M2 380 is designed to strike a balance between a pistol with ease of use and the ability to be concealed while containing features that are appealing to the EDC aficionado. The company’s Softcoil system operates the CCP M2 380 via gas-delayed blowback operation. Walther provides a 3.54” fixed barrel and an adjustable three-dot sight arrangement for reliable accuracy. The gun’s black polymer frame features sound ergonomics that combines form and function with a .380 ACP cartridge to present a defensive-use pistol to those with limited dexterity and recoil sensitivity.

Close-up view of a black pistol's magazine release button.

An eight-round detachable box magazine is included. The pistol can be disassembled without tools. Overall weight of the pistol is expected to sit in the hand at 19 ozs. The CCP M2 380 boxes 5.12” x 6.41”. A manual safety is provided, with up being the "safe" position. Walther includes a reversible magazine release and a three-slot section of Picatinny rail for accessories. Additionally, the CCP M2 380 features wide-cut serrations both fore and aft the aluminum slide.

Rearview of pistol slide on white background.

American Rifleman’s range evaluation of the Walther Arms CCP M2 380 validates the value it presents to the consumer—sound ergonomics and an easy-to-shoot platform tailored for personal protection is sure to be an additional success for the German manufacturer.

Man in black shirt and wearing protective shooting gear on gun range with pistol in hand.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Walther Arms CCP M2 380 semi-automatic pistol.

Walther Arms CCP M2 380 Specifications
Manufacturer: Carl Walther (Germany)
Importer: Walther Arms
Action Type: gas-delayed, blowback-operated, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: .380 ACP
Frame: polymer
Slide: steel-reinforced 7075 aluminum, anodized finish
Barrel: 3.54”
Magazine: eight-round detachable box
Sights: three-dot; windage-adjustable rear, interchangeable fixed blade front
Trigger: striker-fired; 6-lb., 9-oz. pull
Height: 5.12”
Length: 6.41”
Width: 1.2”
Weight: 19.4 ozs.
MSRP: $469

Further Reading:
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Review: Walther CCP M2 in .380 ACP

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