Walther WMP: Middleweight Featherweight .22 Magnum

The Walther WMP (Walther Magnum Pistol) is the first .22 Magnum handgun from Walther Arms. Chambered in 22 WMR vs 22 LR, this is not a petite handgun. 

Walther says, “This isn’t just another target practice plinker, Walther has developed a high quality, lightweight, easy-to-shoot, and affordable pistol for shooters who want to stay READY as part of their active outdoor lifestyle.”

The Walther WMP chambered in 22 Magnum
Walther describes the WMR as lightweight, rugged, and ready for adventure.

Teaser first, full video below. 

 

Walther WMP: Middleweight Featherweight 

The Walther WMP isn’t a petite or delicate framed handgun by any means. In fact, it’s a little bigger than other guns in its weight class, including Kel-Tec’s PMR-30 and Rock Island’s XT-22. The differences are more obvious in contrast to other .22 pistols like the Glock 44 and SIG’s P22, but those are chambered in 22 LR, not 22 WMR. The WMP has an overall length of 8.2 in., 4.5 inches of which is the barrel. It weighs just a smidge lighter than 22 ounces. 

We’re told the WMP features what they call the Quad Release, which is a “…first-time patented ambidextrous reloading mechanism incorporating both paddle and button releases….[with] 4 total activation points.,..”

They describe it as “…the most versatile ambidextrous mag release ever created.” It will ship with two flush-fit 15-round Walther WMP magazines (or 10-round WMP mags if legal restrictions so militate) and a pair of optics adapter plates. 

Walther WMP mags will initially be available in 15-round capacity, though 10-round magazines will be available for those who live in restricted areas.
Walther WMP mags will initially be available in 15-round capacity, though 10-round magazines will be available for those who live in restricted areas.

Walther says, 

“In life, sometimes the unexpected can happen. Whether it’s an opportunity for fun and recreation or maybe even a life-threatening situation, it’s your duty to be READY. So, when it’s time to hit the outdoors and you need a reliable firearm at your side, the unique Walther Magnum Pistol (WMP )22 magnum semi-automatic, is the only choice. This isn’t just another target practice plinker, Walther has developed a high quality, lightweight, easy-to-shoot, and affordable pistol for shooters who want to stay READY as part of their active outdoor lifestyle.”

 

 

Walther WMP Specs

Caliber:             22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
Color:                Black
Slide:                 Aluminum optics ready
Frame:               Polymer
OAL:                   8.2 inches
Slide Length:    8.2 inches
Width:               1.48 inches
Height:              5.66 inches
Barrel Length:   4.5 inches
Sights (Front):   Fiber Optic
Sights (Rear):     Serrated
Weight:              27.8 ounces (with empty magazine)
Mag Capacity:   15 rounds
 

From Walther’s product description:

Walther’s history of producing high-quality, shooter-focused firearms sets this slide-mounted red-dot rimfire pistol apart from the competition. Featuring an optics-ready slide, best-in-class ergonomics, and a first-time patented ambidextrous reloading mechanism incorporating both paddle and button releases called the Quad Release. With 4 total activation points, the Quad Release mechanism is the most versatile ambidextrous mag release ever created. Together, all of these features help to give shooters an unrivaled shooting experience, wherever they go.

The Walther Magnum Pistol delivers what only Walther can provide, designed for the everyday adventure seeker who is ready to not just survive but thrive. Introducing the Walther Magnum Pistol (WMP ), the perfect firearm for the explorer in all of us.

David Reeder's Wu Tang name is Lucky Prophet. He is a retired AF veteran, former Peace Officer, and current Tier 2.5 writer-operator. Over the course of his career, he has worked a variety of military and lE billets, served as an Observer-Controller at the National Homeland Security Training Center, a MOUT instructor, and an MTT tracking instructor - all of which sounds much cooler than it really was. Although he only updates his website once in a very great while, he can absolutely be relied upon to post to social media (@reederwrites) at least once a month. -Ish.

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