Walther released a new addition last year to meet more demand for concealed carry options in 9mm. Their answer was the Walther CCP Stiker-Fired 9mm. It is styled after the extremely successful Walther PPQ, and in fact looks basically like a mini version of it when sitting next to each other. But they are very different pistols.
CCP stands for Concealed Carry Pistol and is very ergonomic, small and comfortable. It is with the Walther CCP that Walther unveiled their new Walther Softcoil gas-delayed blowback technology. What Softcoil technology does is reduce recoil and muzzle flip by a reported 30%, which should make this a very popular CCW option for men and women alike. The CCP is a great example of the advances in firearm engineering of the modern age. Here are the specs on Walther’s site: SPECS.
Let’s get into some details, shall we?
The trigger is a nice and easy 5.5 lb pull. The trigger is not as amazing as the trigger on the PPQ, but this is one area where the differences begin- aside from the obvious size difference. The trigger feels better than on the PK380, which is another option for CCW that people will be looking at if they have decided to go with Walther pistols. The length of pull is reasonable and I have no complaints about the trigger.
The CCP weighs in at between 22-23 oz., making this a heavier option than some carry options. In fact, the weight is very comparable to Walther’s PPK/S model in .380 ACP. I am not personally a fan of super-lightweight pistols and so I enjoy the added weight as it lets me know something is there. In further comparing to the PPK/S in .380, I feel like the CCP is sort of a modern day PPK- sexy, functional, concealable, and yet with a higher powered round.
Once again I will compare the Walther CCP to the PPK/S model. It is very similar in size to the PPK/S, each of which are very comfortable to carry and conceal. It is slim with rounded edges for the most part. And since it is striker-fired, there is no exposed hammer leaving the CCP well designed as a purse carry option with little to no snags. Here are some examples of size in my hand:
The slide on the Walther CCP is very easy. In fact, it is among the easiest slides I’ve handled along with the slide on the PK380. But clearly the CCP is a way better pistol that the PK380 from my experiences. If this is going to be a carry pistol for women or anyone else who has trouble with tougher slides, then this pistol will for sure be a strong candidate when slimming down your options on that criteria. Gentlemen, if you are planning on sharing the Walther CCP with your wives, just be prepared for them to claim it as theirs. Luckily they make the CCP in black and two-toned- one for each of you.
In the box is the usual- lock, instructions (read them), but also two mags which is also nice. I hate when I spend a decent amount to get a quality handgun and find it includes only one mag. Each mag has an 8-round capacity with a lip which you can consider a tiny pinky-rest. It is an ambidextrous button-release, so you can check off that box for both left or right handed shooters.
The Walther CCP has white high visibility 3-dot sights. They are easy to see and accurate without being overly large. The CCP was accurate out of the box and these should be easy to see and use for most users, including any shooters who wear glasses or whose eyes may be wearing out with age.
The first time out to the range, I was firing acceptable groupings and I found that this was a very comfortable pistol to fire. With the reduced recoil and muzzle flip, it felt more like a .380 ACP round than a 9mm which is the point. Follow ups were faster and this is not only a good CCW option, but a fun range gun. I had been waiting for the CCP after reading press releases about it for quite some time. I remember hearing a delay in release due to some quality control, which is good to hear. It would have been a shame to see the CCP take the flak that the Remington R51 took. The R51, despite being highly anticipated, concealable, rated for +P and having the cool-factor of a Buck Rogers ray gun, got terrible review after terrible review. Failures to feed, eject, etc. Bad mojo for Remington for having terrible QC on the R51.
Online pricing puts the Walther CCP in the mid to high $300’s. Locally with background check, tax, etc., put the CCP at about $425 out the door. A great price point putting this in the price range to compete with other concealed carry options.
The Walther CCP also has a rail for lasers or lights, which I will personally never use, but it is there for those who are looking for that option, as well.
In summary, the Walther CCP upon testing has been a reliable, accurate, comfortable and viable option as a concealed carry weapon for men and women alike. We are Walther fans here at BGR and have always received good customer service from them and felt their products were of high quality and reliability (maybe the PK380 being one exception). Although it looks most like the Walther PPQ, it is actually more comparable to the Walther PPK/S in .380 ACP.
Thanks for reading our Walther CCP Review and hope this helps in your decision in searching out a solid CCW. Protect and exercise your 2nd Amendment rights. – BGR