Walther SSP

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Walther SSP
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Walther SSP Right M-Grip
Type 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol
Place of origin  Germany
Production history
Designer Walther
Designed 2000s
Manufacturer Walther
Specifications
Weight 970 g (34 oz)
Length 230 mm (9.1 in)
Barrel length 153 mm (6.0 in)
Width 50 mm (2.0 in)
Height 135 mm (5.3 in)

Cartridge .22 Long Rifle (.22 LR)
Feed system detachable magazine, 5 rounds
Sights iron sights

The Walther SSP is a precision target shooting pistol made in Germany by Walther Sportwaffen. The SSP was created in response to ISSF rule changes to the 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol in 2005 which effectively rendered the Walther OSP obsolete. The new rules precluded use of the .22 Short cartridge as well as wrap-around grips and light trigger pulls (pressure required to pull/activate trigger).

Although the new pistol rules for the rapid fire event were now identical to those for 25 m Standard Pistol, to allow competitors to compete in both competitions using the same pistol, manufacturers like Walther still designed new pistols like the SSP to perform optimally in the rapid fire events.

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