Walther opens the semi-automatic pistol to the world with its easy-to-manipulate CCP M2 in .380 ACP.
There are no bones about it, the .380 ACP is here to stay. Thanks to advancements in defensive ammunition, the one-time marginal caliber has become a mainstay among armed citizens. This is not only thanks to its vastly improved terminal ballistics, but also a solid selection of easy-to-carry pistols flooding the market. Walther Arms has been ahead of the curve, producing some of the most effective guns for the caliber.
Continuing to improve on its already impressive catalog, Walther introduced the CCP M2 early this year. Not only is this good news for the concealed carry market, but also those who’ve shied away from the German gunmaker due to generally complex routine maintenance. Starting with the .380’s older and bigger brother—the 9mm M2—Walther introduced tool-less takedown for the pistol. Needless to say, the feature goes a long way in creating a more user-friendly system that even handgun novices can master.
The other big selling point of the CCP M2 .380, its easy-to-manipulate slide. Many—particularly women or those with little hand strength—have found semi-automatic pistols prohibitory due to the force required to rack the slide. Walther solved this with its Softcoil gas technology—a gas piston system—which reduces the need for a heavy recoil spring. As a bonus, the system also does a number on the pistol’s recoil, making easier to manage—especially shot to shot. Other notables include on the .380 a 3.54-inch fixed barrel, 5.5-pound trigger pull, 8+1 capacity, 20-ounce weight (empty) and 1.18-inch width.
Overall, the CCP M2 in .380 is a pleasant and efficient system. Once certain to open semi-automatic pistols to more shooters.
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CCP M2 .380 Specs:
Caliber: .380 ACP
Barrel Length: 3.54 inches
Trigger Pull: 5.5 pounds
Trigger Travel: .27 inch
Capacity: 8 rounds
Overall Length: 6.41 inches
Height: 5.12 inches
Safety: 1 manual, 1 auto
Width: 1.18 inches
Weight Empty: 19.4 ounces
For more information on the CCP M2, please visit waltherarms.com.
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