Walther P5

The Walther P5 is a German, short-recoil-operated pistol, chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Developed from the P1, it was manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH in Ulm, Germany, and entered service with the Bundespolizei (federal police) in 1977. The pistol frame is made of aluminum alloy, with the barrel and slide made of steel. The gun features a safe decocker system, which means that it is safe to have a round in the chamber, indicated by small protruding pin at the back. The Walther P5 has a double-action/single-action trigger system. Upon firing, the slide and barrel move backward, without tilting. It uses an 8-round detachable magazine. This German pistol is extremely reliable and accurate, with almost no recoil.


Type: semi-automatic pistol

caliber: 9mm

Weight: 0.8 kg

Barrel length: 9 cm

Muzzle velocity: 360 m/s

Effective range: 40 m


Walther P5 in action

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