The Walther P88 was developed by the Walther company of Germany as a semiautomatic pistol in 1988. The P88 was derived from the year the weapon was manufactured.
The Walther P88 during its production was designed for law enforcement and military use with a high capacity, double st stacked magazine.
The Walther P88 was discontinued in 1996 and replaced by the slightly smaller and lighter P88 Compact, which was even cheaper to manufacture.
The P88 is highly regarded among sport shooters and collectors do to its exceptional accuracy (1.5 to 2 inch groups at 25 years) and high quality construction.
Umarex, a German manufacturer produces a licensed CO2 version of the P88 labeled under the name Walther CP88, which is a revolver with a hidden eight round cylinder.
A bit smaller and lighter with only minor differences.
Minor changes including adjustable sights, normally chambered for .22 LR.