New from Walther: CCP and PPQ Handguns, LG400 Air Rifle


Walther is introducing three new firearms at IWA in Germany this weekend. I’ll be on the ground as soon as the show opens to fondle them in person and report back. In the meantime, Walther has released some details for your reading pleasure. Make the jump for the full presser and a few more snaps . . .


The Carl Walther company welcomes you to the IWA 2014 in Nuremberg and is pleased that you are interested in our new products. This year we will again be unveiling a number of new models that everyone will be talking about.

In the DEFENSE area we are featuring the brand-new WALTHER CCP, a compact 9 mm Luger. Its gas-delayed blowback action and polygonal barrel ensure outstanding shooting characteristics. The PPQ family, with its M2 models (magazine release on the side) in 9 mm Para, now has four-inch and five-inch versions, and the small-caliber PPQ 22, also in a four-inch and a five-inch sport version, has the same good handling. [Edit: Jeremy S has a Walther Arms (U.S.) PPQ M2 5″ in-hand right now and will be sending it off to Joe Grine next week. A joint review will come from this testing shortly]

WALTHER LG400 Blacktec Perspektive

For SPORTING weapons our motto this year is “Variety is the spice of life”. Thus we’ll be showing special versions of popular models for different “target groups”. The WALTHER LG400 comes in an inexpensive Universal version for gun clubs as well as a Blacktec aluminum version in “life-affirming black”. The HÄMMERLI AP20 PRO (walnut molded grip) with its modular system and the WALTHER LP400 Club with an innovative ambidextrous plastic grip close the gap in both price and features between the entry-level models and the more expensive LP400 Carbon and LP400 Aluminum match air pistols. And then there’s the HÄMMERLI AP20 Hybrid, the perfect entry-level pistol for young shooters. When equipped with a RedDot laser module it can be legally used by children under 12. After that, it can be converted at the factory to a full-fledged HÄMMERLI AP20.


  1. avatar ropingdown says:

    OK. I get it.

  2. avatar PGT says:

    CCP? Other than better looking, how is it different than a PPS?

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      It’s thicker.

      1. avatar Phydeaux says:

        It’s a full size service pistol versus a “compact.” Sort of like the difference between a G17 and G19, except the PPS is thinner in addition to the reduced height and length.

    2. avatar Ken McNamee says:

      I’m guessing it’s a single stack version of the PPQ. The problem with the PPS is the ergonomics are pretty crappy so a slimmer PPQ is really what they need to be more competitive in the CCW market.

      1. avatar JeffR says:

        But the CCP is 1.2″ wide. I don’t get it. The PPQ is already a compact similar in weight and size to a Glock 19. If you’re going to create a single stack version, doesn’t it have to be under or close to 1″ wide to compete?

  3. avatar James R says:

    That looks pretty nice, but I really wish I had a P22… Anyone else feel that way lately?

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      Coffee on monitor – check

      Mt. Dew on monitor – check

      Wad of chewing gun on monitor – that’s a new one today…

    2. avatar BDub says:

      I was just about to ask if they were going to do a giveaway. hehe.

  4. avatar DrVino says:

    Went to Nuremberg.
    Didn’t like it.
    Beer and sausages were OK, tho….

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I understand that the trials there are very thrilling.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    For SPORTING weapons our motto this year is “Variety is the spice of life”.

    Pure marketing genius! Breathing new life into a two hundred year old saying that was boring two hundred years ago. Walther, your marketing team is underpaid.

  6. avatar Eric says:

    Walther needed one more C for the CCP, just to mess with people.

    1. avatar eldiabloloco says:

      …chambered in 9×18 mak

  7. avatar Ahil925 says:

    Huh, wonder why Walther decided on a delayed blowback for the CCP. Not that I mind, I’ve always had a facination with blowback operates arms.

    Now I just wonder how it will line up against its short recoil brothers in feel spec and price.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      If I had to guess, and judging by the controls and their placement, I’d suspect the CCP is made in the factory now producing the German-sourced PPK/S pistols, and using essentially the same innards (barrel, chamber esp.).

      I actually like the P99Q and PPQ. I don’t like the leveraging the brand down into cheaper mass-market items, but then it isn’t my company.

  8. avatar LongBeach says:

    Life-affirming black, huh? Must really have a maverick marketing team over there at Walther… I’ll pick up my life-affirming black rifle right after I finish my long-day-annihilating coffee but before I get in my twisty-road-murdering car. Come to think of it, I can’t wait to get off of work and imbibe a tension-vaporizing adult beverage.

  9. avatar MattG says:

    The new CCP is essentially a single stack Glock 19, but with almost no reduction in dimensions. Walther’s english-language page lists the following dimensions: 163mm L / 130mm H / 30mm W


    For us imperial-unit folks, that’s 6.41″ L / 5.11″ H / 1.18″ W. The double-stack G19 holds 15 rounds for exactly the same 30mm of width (1.18 in) and it’s a little shorter at 127mm height (five inches).

    It’s probably a far more comfortable gun to hold, though. It’s just not any more concealable than a G19 with about half the capacity.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      Except for LOA the CCP is bigger than my (yep, beat a dead horse) G36’s, which will fire 6 + 1 .45ACP cartridges fairly pleasantly and quite accurately. Why anyone would chose a 9mm without either great dimensional or capacity advantage is beyond me. Still, to each his own.

  10. avatar Wes says:

    ” WALTHER CCP, a compact 9 mm Luger. Its gas-delayed blowback action and polygonal barrel ensure outstanding shooting characteristics”

    Whoa, Is this correct? Gas-delayed blowback? Like a HK P7? I’m curious and look forward to seeing one.

  11. avatar Bob says:

    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but my eyes just ain’t seeing it. Must every Walther gun look like it is cobbled together with NO thought of aesthetics. I will never own any Walther, because they ALL look ugly to me.

    1. avatar Wes says:

      Ugly? Ok…but have you ever handled or shot a PPQ? Absolutely amazing piece. I don’t own a walther so I’m not a fanboy, but I think the Walther is one of the best. Think ergonomics about the same or better than the M&P with a trigger that is incredible. Makes a Glock feel like a 2×4 in the hand and points naturally. If I didn’t have any other pistols, and could buy just only one for defensive use, I would get the PPQ. It is a shame they have not done a better job marketing. Most people don’t even know they exist.

      Pretty is as pretty does.

  12. avatar Daniel says:

    Almost got a ppq but couldn’t find one so ended up with an HK p30. Been needing to get a pair of Glocks for the wife and I for ccw but every time I see a pic of a PPQ and watch a YouTube vid on it’s trigger I lust after it again. Especially now that it’s in 5″!

  13. avatar David says:

    Before I bought my first concealed carry pistol, I had seriously considered buying a Glock. They are prolific so it’s easy to get accessories for them. However, after shooting a few of Glocks at the range, they did not fit my short fingered hands very well. Walther makes a very ergonomic grip on their guns. I decided to get a Walther PPS 40. My second gun will probably be the a Walther PPQ or the new CCP.

  14. avatar Mike says:

    I have both the PPQ M2 and the PPS in 9mm. I absolutely love the PPQ, but the PPS needed a Limbsaver before I was satisfied with it. I suspect the CCP was designed for women: less recoil, better ergonomics. If only they’d made the CCP to the same or smaller size/dimensions as the PPS and with the PPQ trigger! I’d buy one hands down. It’s so easy to forget I have the PPS on me when I CC in my IWB holster.

  15. avatar Walther CCP says:

    Any weird or cool features about the CCP?

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