First Look: Walther PDP F Series

Created with over a century of engineering & precision to specifically work with a woman’s hand.

posted on April 28, 2022
Walther PDP F Series

New from Walther is the PDP F-Series of pistols, designed for female shooters who want the versatility, dependability and effectiveness of the Walther PDP, but in a package specifically designed around their unique needs.

The new F-Series is built to meet the demands of female shooters. Walther has completely re-engineered the ergonomics of the grip to be designed for the exact biomechanics of women’s hands. The new, patented operating system of the PDP F Series reduces the amount of force needed to operate the slide. In addition to this, the new PDP F Series has a reduced grip circumference and trigger reach. F Series pistols retain other features from the PDP lineup including compatibility with holsters for both the full and compact size PDP, as well has compact PDP magazine compatibility and are red-dot ready, right out of the box. When paired with the other  performance features of the original PDP, it means the F-Series pistol is the great choice for all women who are interested in the shooting sports.

Walther Shooting team member, Olympian and Firearms Instructor Gabby Franco had this to say about it, “The PDP F-series is the result of a revolutionary approach to creating a pistol with female shooters in mind. Walther Arms took the difficult task of developing a mid-sized frame handgun that offers high ammo capacity with a smaller grip, shorter trigger, and excellent ergonomics like no other. The F-series is the best tool in the market for self-defense, law enforcement, target shooting, and competitive shooting. It makes me proud to be part of a project to bring a pistol that contributes to many women’s quests to become better shooters.”

PDP F Series Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 3.5 or 4 inches
  • Slide Length: 6.5 inches
  • Trigger Pull: 5 pounds
  • Magazine Capacity: 15 + 1 rounds
  • Magazines Included: 2
  • Sights: White Dot Adjustable

MSRP for either the 3.5 or 4 inch barrel version of the PDP F Series is $699, and more information on these pistols and other products from Walther can be found at


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