This is a discussion on SW99 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey guys, just got a SW99 40 S&W as part of a trade yesterday. Sent about 50 rounds through it including some lead handloads. Super ...
Hey guys, just got a SW99 40 S&W as part of a trade yesterday. Sent about 50 rounds through it including some lead handloads. Super accurate and functioned perfectly with some HST's, 175 gr LSWC handloads, 180 gr American, and some very old Hydra Shoks. Unique lil piece. Has some dandy features that I never experienced before. Good trigger and very accurate. I was pleasantly surprised.
Any of you guys have any experience with this gun? I'd like to hear Y'alls opinions.
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No experience with it but it sounds sweet.
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It's a Walther P99. The frame is made by Walther and the slide and barrel is made by S&W. It's a licensed copy and is discontinued.
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interesting and nice features which are hard to find on others. What I like-- the DA/SA trigger; the decocking mechanism; the fact that just an easy
and very short tug on the slide will cock it; the red slightly protruding striker when it is in SA mode.
On the downside: Either I don't shoot mine well (likely as I'm too sensitive to its muzzle tilt) or for some reason mine isn't all that accurate. I think it is a tad
on the thick side--too much so for IWB. I've had the recoil spring-guide rod assembly break, and it took almost 9 months to get it replaced. The replacement
seems much more stout than the original, but it has left me a tad concerned about reliability.
Nonetheless, it is my bedside gun.
FWIW, It has worked well with every .40 I've tried-- from an odd ball 125 grain critter long discontinued, to 135 gr; 165; and the 180s. It has functioned with
the funky MagSafe super duper expensive "SD" ammo. It has fed solid and hollow point and frangible. Somehow, it even once fed one in 180 degrees
backward. As they say, anything that can go wrong will.
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I had one in .45 ACP. I was less than impressed with it. The trigger was springy/creepy, the magazine release abraded against my trigger finger, often the slide would fail to lock open after the last round and the accuracy was sub-par compared to my other .45 ACP pistols. It went down the road and the only regret I have about getting rid of it was that it's fairly uncommon to come across these days and there may be some future collectors value to it. Other than that, I don't miss it at all.
Not sure about the SW version of the P99, but most people really like the P99 platform, myself included. I had a P99c as and really liked it alot. It was very reliable and quite accurate, the only reason I sold it off was to assist in funding an H&K. Walther P99's are a difficult find in Mass, so I was able to get top dollar for it.
I actually prefer my sw99 to my p99. The sw99 has a stainless slide while the P99 has a carbon slide. The SW99 has a lifetime warrantee where the P99 had only a 1 year warrantee. Ergos are similar and the P99 edges out the SW99 in the cool looks department.
I gave my son my SW99 in 45 ACP as I had too many quick shots with the second shot.The trigger pull was long first pull the second shot you just touched the trigger and it would go off.I figure trigger pull was about 2.5 pounds on second pull.I like how you could set the trigger on second shot.I just didn't want such a touchy trigger for carry.
I had the SW99 and it was a great gun to shoot and the first of what I like to call the ergonomic grips. I thought it was easy to conceal and a good size. Mine was great, when it worked. Unfortunately many issues cropped up. The biggest being the trigger mechanism failed or came apart a few times. Maybe I got a lemon but I know most people prefer the P99 for reliability even though they are so similar.
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