But as time goes on, Walther realized that this one design was not going to do it all for them. They needed a pistol that could serve the police and the civilian carry market as a slim, durable, and easy to use firearm for personal defense or as a backup weapon. Therefore they designed the PPS, or Police Pistol Slim. This pistol is still all the rage in the civilian carry market.
The CCP was able to accomplish both of these goals by designing a pistol based around the all but forgotten gas-delayed blowback action. This system that Walther has revived and redesigned, allows the shooter to shoot the 9mm cartridge effectively and comfortable, while also not having to fight a heavy recoil spring to manipulate the slide. In fact I have found that the CCP, with its patented Soft Coil system, actually has less recoil when shooting +P ammunition. This is due to the fact that the system depends on the high pressure of the ammo to delay the cycling of the slide. The hotter the ammo, the longer the delay, to a certain point of course.
The CCP was rushed to the market with a few issues that still plague the reputation of the platform. I am sure that Walther is actively seeking to correct these issues and refine it to the point of perfection. But this takes time. I have had a total of 5 problems between two of my CCP pistols. I have had 2 broken trigger springs, one magazine spring that was too weak, a deformed striker that was most likely shooter induced, and a broken striker retention plate. Of course Walther was there to help at a moments notice and there was very little dwell time between when the gun failed and when it was up and running again. All this was at no cost to me. This right here is one of the best examples of why I am very forgiving of these growing pains.