Walther’s design language has become immediately recognizable in the past five or six years, with their distinctive grip, slide, and ejection port shapes gracing all of their modern pistols. The newest entry maintains that Walther look while enhancing the grip texture, slide serrations, and trigger pull for duty use and tweaking grip ergonomics specifically for shooting with a reflex sight or micro red dot optic.
For more information — lots of videos and feature descriptions — visit Walther’s PDP page HERE. MSRP for this optics-ready pistol is a very competitive $649, though when the current demand surge for handguns cools down a bit we can expect to see them available for even less at Brownells and elsewhere.
Walther’s press release follows:
Walther Launches the PDP (Performance Duty Pistol)
February 16, 2021
Walther, a company defined by over a century of engineering passion, precision workmanship and innovation, has entered a new era of manufacturing with its flagship elite handgun. The PDP, Performance Duty Pistol, has been designed by Walther to be READY, no matter the circumstance.
With revolutionary Red Dot Ergonomics engineered into the pistol, the PDP platform has been designed around making the switch to the popular red-dot sight system easier for the new RDS shooter and faster for the RDS veterans.
The SuperTerrain serrations are uniquely shaped to protrude above the surface of the slide allowing for quicker and more responsive hands-on engagement with the pistol. Walther’s brand new Performance Duty Trigger shortens the length of travel and increases the tactile definition of the trigger break making the best striker-fired trigger on the market even better. The PDP is the most modular and versatile pistol ever designed by Walther and every PDP model comes red dot READY.
Available in 9mm, the striking design provides supreme performance in any condition, making this the go-to choice for shooters as an ideal firearm in both concealed carry and conventional service situations. The PDP is launched in two distinctly different frame sizes – compact and full size – as well as three different slides lengths – 4” and 4.5” in compact models, and 4”, 4.5” and 5” in full size models.
The PDP is the next evolution in world-class ingenuity for polymer frame pistols. Packed with features, Walther’s PDP is specifically designed to maximize readiness no matter the circumstance. The Walther PDP is how to stay READY.
“At Walther, we believe it is our duty to engineer the best possible pistol for anything our customers may encounter. We want them to focus on being READY for anything and not thinking about how or if their pistol will perform, we have done our job, so they don’t have to worry about it.” Jens Krogh Vice President of Marketing and Product Development Walther Arms USA.
WALTHER PDP MSRP: $649.00
For more information on Walther Arms, visit waltherarms.com/PDP