NRA Gun of the Week: Walther CCP Pistol

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posted on June 11, 2016

The evolution of Walther Arms begins in 1886 with hunting and target rifles, and progresses to pistol production in 1908, initiated by Fritz Walther, the son of company founder Carl Walther. The Model 6 was the company’s first attempt at chambering a pistol for 9 mm Luger, but due to a failed blowback design, only about 1,000 units were made. Nearly 100 years later, Walther has another 9 mm Luger pistol—the CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol)—this time employing a gas-delayed blowback operation that really works. Watch the video above as American Rifleman's Kelly Young offers the rundown on the latest NRA Gun of the Week, the Walther CCP. For more visit, waltherarms.com

Manufacturer: Walther Arms, Inc. 
Action: gas-delayed, blowback-operated semi-automatic pistol 
Caliber: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 3.54”, six-groove, 1:10” RH twist
Trigger: striker-fired, 5-lb., 8-oz. pull
Slide: steel
Frame: polymer
Finish: black Cerakote
Sights: white three dot; drift-adjustable rear, fixed front
Magazine: detachable box, eight-round capacity 
Trigger Pull: striker-fired, 5-lb., 8-oz. pull
Weight: 22 ozs.
MSRP: $470

For more on Walther Arms, please enjoy the following articles:

Walther CCP Compact 9 mm
Walther. Carl Walther.
Walther PPX 9 mm Pistol

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