“It’s Your Duty to be Ready”

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Introduced at the 2022 Shot Show, the new Walther WMP (Walther Magnum Pistol) pistol is the first semi-automatic pistol from Walther chambered in the .22 WMR round.

Walther Press Release:

“The WMP puts Walther in a whole new category,” said Jens Krogh, Walther vice president of marketing and product development.  “This pistol is a completely new platform and is a game-changer for us and our customers.  We have worked tirelessly to create the most reliable and ergonomically correct .22 Mag. pistol ever made, and it turned out perfect.”

THE FRAME

The frame is polymer with ambidextrous slide stop levers, a bladed trigger safety, and a Picatinny accessory rail on the dust cover.  In 1908, Carl Walther and his son Fritz invented the first Blowback Pistol.  Walther has continued its long tradition of technical expertise and innovation in the design and production of the WMP.  For example, one of the new features on the WMP is the Quad 4U magazine release system.  The Quad 4U features a paddle style & push button magazine release on each side of the frame.  This patented, revolutionary reloading system gives the operator four ambidextrous activation points!

 THE SLIDE & BARREL

The slide is machined from aluminum and it’s Micro Red Dot ready.   The WMP comes shipped with two optics mounting adapter plates and a contoured cover plate for using standard sights.  The barrel has a fluted chamber for use with different ammunition types.

 SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Semi-Automatic

Caliber: .22 WMR

Magazine capacity: 15 Rounds

Sights: Serrated Rear, Fiber Optic front

Barrel Length: 4.5 Inches

Overall Length: 8.2 Inches

Height: 5.66 Inches

Width: 1.48 Inches

Weight: 27.8 Ounces

MSRP: $549

URL: www.waltherarms.com

 THE VERDICT

This pistol is a definite buy!  You get lightweight, German manufacturing, Walther quality and accurate magnum power at a super price!  Get down to your Walther Dealer and see if this is the pistol for your needs.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at polizei22@msn.com