Walther® CCP 9mm Semi-automatic Pistol
It may look like a smaller PPQ—but it's a different animal entirely thanks to the awesome SoftCoilTM operating system. The CCP’s SoftCoil gas-delayed blowback system uses gas pressure from the ignited cartridge by directing it through a small port in front of the chamber to slow down and delay the rearward motion of the slide. Unlike the gas system in an AR-15—where the gas is channeled BACK towards the action—the SoftCoil system actually channels gas FORWARD, which retards the rearward motion of the slide until gas pressure has decreased.
This operating system has a number of benefits. First and foremost, it allows the gun to fire from a fixed barrel, which makes it inherently accurate. With a carry gun like this, that's critical. Second, it allows the gun to have a lighter slide and lighter recoil spring. Carry pistols are notoriously stiff—but you'll notice that working the CCP's slide is nice and easy.
But there's more to the CCP than just its innovative operation. Because it has both a manual safety and a firing pin block safety, the trigger can be nice and light at right around 5.5 pounds—another huge advantage over other carry pistols. The grip is nicely textured for firm grasp, and the highly-undercut trigger guard allows for a high hold and better recoil control. Classic Walther innovation, classic Walther trigger, classic Walther value. What's better than that?