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Walther SSP Right M-Grip
|Type||25 m Rapid Fire Pistol|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|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|
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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