Produced to target the CCW market, the Walther CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol) was introduced to the market in 2014. The CCP is Walther’s first pistol to feature a delayed gas blowback system similar to the one used by H&K on the P7 series. The resurrection of this type of gas operated design created a substantial amount of interest in the CCP when it was first introduced.
Currently the CCP is only available in 9mm and comes in 2 models, a blued version (which is actually a black Cerakote finish) and a stainless steel version. Initial reviews have been good, although the trigger seems to be a point of contention for most.
From a size standpoint, the CCP is slightly larger and heavier than some other single stack compact 9mm CCW guns in the same class, such as the S&W M&P Shield, Ruger LC9S, Sig P938, and Springfield XDS 3.3". Even so, the CCP gets a gold star for ergonomics as most all reviews have praised the design and pointability.
One concern that seems to have surfaced centers on the gas blowback design and its side effects in the H&K P7 series. One known issue with that design involves the build-up of heat as rounds are being fired. Beginning with the P7M8 series, H&K used a heat shield in an attempt to minimize the issue. So far, reviews on the CCP have indicated that the design has no issues with heat build-up, even during heavy use.
Here are some commonly asked questions regarding holsters for the Walther CCP:
#1 – The Walther CCP and the Walther PPS look to be similar sized pistols. Will the CCP fit in a holster made for the PPS?
Unfortunately, it won’t as, even though the two gun models look similar, they are different sizes and have different dimensions. They might be able to both fit into a one size fits all type of nylon holster, but they won’t crossfit in a form fitted leather holster.
#2 – Since the CCP is designed for CCW, can you recommend a good IWB holster for it?
#3 – I saw a post in a forum saying that the CCP would fit into a holster made for the Beretta Nano? Is this correct?
Not based on our testing. So far, we haven’t seen any other pistol models offering a holster that would fit for the CCP.
#4 – Does Don Hume offer any holsters to fit the Walther CCP?
Currently Don Hume is not offering any holsters to fit that pistol.
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