This is a discussion on Walther P99 C, Any Good? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am looking for a 9mm Carry and can't buy new Glock 26 in Massachusetts, so, I am considering the Walther P99 Compact. I don't ...
I am looking for a 9mm Carry and can't buy new Glock 26 in Massachusetts, so, I am considering the Walther P99 Compact. I don't know much about reliability and accuracy of this gun and would appreciate any input.
Weight is a factor for me.
I seem to recall we had exactly this in a thread very recently - but no page URL to give I am afraid. A search in 'carry guns'' forum may well turn it up.
I have the SW99c and love it!
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The only negitive i can come up with is that due to the different manual of arms for that handgun ( the hk psp series has the same issues ) I feel a person needs to pretty much dedicate themselves to that hand gun and no other lol . Its just too out of mainstream controls for someone to easily be able to switch back and forth , and then count on operating the pistol safely under stress.
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Here is Ron's recent thread regarding this gun:
I like mine....a lot.
According to Walther reps I met at the 2007 SHOT Show, Walther is reimporting the P99c AS which incorporates the gun's best trigger option (IMHO), the "Anti Stress" (DA, SA, "Short" SA).
These versions also have an elongated magazine release which is cool as heck and not on my older P99c AS.
The gun is also available with the Glock-like "Quick Action" trigger (P99c QA).
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The Walther P99c was in my top 4 or 5 when I was seeking a good carry gun. I would have no problems buying and carrying one if I couldn't get a Glock for some reason.
That said, I chose the Glock partly due to the ease with which parts can be obtained, replaced, and interchanged, which may or may not be a concern for you.
From everything I've read, the Walther is a durable, reliable, and accurate pistol. Also, I thought the ergonomics were very good when I handled one at a show.
Don't forget to look at used Glocks, which you should be able to get in Mass.