Walther was on hand at the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Houston over Memorial Day weekend to give visitors a first-hand look at two of its newest offerings, the 9mm PDP F-Series and the just-released WMP chambered in .22 Magnum. Both guns are optics ready, but that’s largely where the similarities stop.

The newer WMP line can host an assortment of plates for your favorite dot and boasts a 15-round magazine. Notably, the pistols are a hammer-fired design for the magnum rimfired cartridge with the hammer itself internally visible at the port in the rear of the slide. 

Walther WMP Pistol
Though it's a .22 Mag pistol, the gun still has that full-sized feel. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)

Despite using the smaller round, the guns are noticeably full-sized in the hand and were designed to be both plinkers and controllable self-defense firearms. The handguns also host Walther’s quad mag release, featuring mag release buttons and paddles on both sides of the trigger guard. 

Walther WMP Magazine
Standard capacity is 15 rounds. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)
Walther WMP Pistol
The WMP has fully ambi magazine release buttons and paddles and is optics cut. Note the opening at the top, which is there for the hammer. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)

Available in both 3.5-inch and 4-inch barrel versions, the striker-fired PDP F-Series extends Walther’s flagship PDP line with an eye toward customizing the grip, trigger pull, and slide-rack weight for smaller hands. The magazine release was moved further back for less thumb reach. Similarly, the trigger geometry was moved back to reduce the overall length of pull. 

The grip texture remains the popular and gripy Performance Duty Texture, and the gun still accepts standard PDP mags with a button-release design. A new, Walther-patented operating system reduces the amount of force required to rack the slide by 20 percent. 

PDP F-Series pistol
The new F-Series trims the grip, controls, and slide-rack weight for smaller hands. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)
Walther PDP F-Series
Among many changes, the length of pull was reduced on the F-Series pistols. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)

Also making an appearance was the PDP Pro SD model with a flared magazine well, Dynamic Performance trigger, Gen 2 optics cut, and threaded barrel. Options will include a model with a 4.5-inch barrel and a compact version hosting a 4-inch barrel. Those are still waiting to ship for anyone who wants even more performance out of the already feature-heavy PDP lineup. 

Walther PDP Pro SD Grip
You can also look forward to the PDP Pro SD with a flared magazine well in the near future. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)
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