The Walther Magnum Pistol (WMP) breaks some cool, new ground for Walther, an ergonomic pistol chambered in .22 WMR. Whether for plinking or out on the trail, the WMP brings increased firepower in a rimfire-sized package.
Walther WMP Details
The WMP features a Quad Release, ambidextrous reloading mechanism, according to Walther. It incorporates both a paddle and button release. The pistol also comes optic-ready, keeping with current trends. A cover plate enables shooters to utilize iron sights. A fiber-optic front and serrated rear forms the sight picture. Machined from 7075 aluminum, the slide makes for a lightweight package. A high-grip texture helps ensure a sure grip.
But really its all about that .22 Magnum chambering. The WMP comprises Walther’s first jump into this specific category, offering a wonderfully light, small-game getting trail gun and plinker.
“The WMP puts Walther in a whole new category, this pistol is a completely new platform and is a game changer for us and our customers,” said Jens Krogh, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, Walther Arms. “We have worked tirelessly to create the most reliable and ergonomically correct .22 Magnum pistol ever made and it turned out perfect.”
The WMP retails for $549. For more info, visit waltherarms.com.
Walther WMP Specs
- Caliber: .22 WMR
- Overall Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
- Overall Slide Length: 8.2 inches
- Mag Release: Quad Release
- Magazine Capacity: 15 or 10 rounds
- Total Magazines Included: 2
- Sights: Fiber-Optic Front, Serrated Rear
- Optic-Ready: Yes
- Trigger: Double-Action, with Integrated Safety
- MSRP: $549
The overwhelming proliferation of optics-ready pistols continues with the WMP. In this case, we get an interesting chambering added to the mix. The .22 WMR remains a wonderful little cartridge, especially for anyone spending significant time outdoors. From deer camp to fishing trips to plinking on the back 40, .22 Mag offers tremendous utility. Stuffed into Walther’s ergonomic, lightweight package, the WMP looks like a real winner at first glance.