New for 2021: Walther PDP Full-Size Handgun

posted on February 16, 2021
Walther introduced the new PDP full-size handgun, which features a 4.5-inch barrel and milled slide cut for optics-ready configuration and is intended for both concealed carry and duty use. The company also has a compact version of the PDP. Shooters are given the choice to select which type of optic they'll be using and Walther will send that adapter plate. 

There's a lot of other exciting features, including front and rear Superterran slide serrations, white-dot adjustable iron sights, and an ergonomic grip profile with Performance Duty Texture that allows you to get a firm purchase in any environment or conditions. The handgun comes with three interchangeable backstraps that also help adapt the grip to shooters' hands. The PDP comes with an 18-round magazine and a spare magazine as well.

  • Performance Duty Trigger 
  • Superterran Serrations 
  • Performance Duty Texture 
  • Red-Dot Ergonomics 
  • Red-Dot Ready 
  • Modularity 
  • Polygonal Rifling 
  • Stepped Chamber 
  • Caliber: 9 mm 
  • MSRP: $649 
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 inches 
  • Slide Length: 4.5 inches 
  • Dust Cover Length: 4.5 inches 
  • Magazine Capacity: 18 
  • Total included magazines: 2 
  • Sights: White-dot adjustable 
  • Optic ready: Yes, with one free plate of choice


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