I’m excited about the Walther CCP, and have been since it was announced. I probably won’t buy one, but I think it stands as a cool pistol that I’ll definitely want to get some range time with. Not long ago, I found out that the owners manual for the Walther CCP has been leaked on the Walther website (100 page .pdf). The owners manual gives us a better look into how the pistol works, so here’s my thoughts after skimming it:
- The thumb safety works in the correct direction. That’s good, and it looks like it’s big enough to actually use, unlike the safety on the S&W Shield.
- No obnoxious Loaded Chamber Indicator, just a little notch that will allow you to see brass if there’s a round in the chamber.
- The CCP takes down by inserting a tool (or screwdriver) in the rear of the slide.
- Interchangeable front sights to accommodate for elevation, and the rear sight can be adjusted for windage by turning a screw. It looks like swapping sights won’t require a sight pusher, which is a good thing for most shooters.
- The magazine release can be swapped from side to side for left or right handed shooters. Looks like swapping it is very similar to doing the same thing on a Glock or M&P.
That’s about it. Looks like a cool little pistol, and I’m excited to shoot one. I’m curious of the heat retained by the piston system will have any effect on the polymer frame after shooting a lot of rounds through the CCP. I’ve been told that the HK P7 pistols that have a very similar piston system to the CCP get extremely hot after shooting them a bit, so it’ll be interesting to see how Walther addressed this.
(H/T Carolina Shooters Club)