Walther P99

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    Walther P99

    I really like the looks of this gun.....plus James Bond has one.

    Can anybody tell me something good about it...and the compact model. Not much info on here turned up on a search.
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    Well - I have the Smith version - to all intents the same gun. It has been discussed before but might be hard to get a search hit.

    I like large and heavy for most part but do find the 99 very good - and very accurate. I fitted the largest backstrap palmswell piece and with the longer mags find it very good to handle. Pic shows std flush base mag.

    I recall several folks who carry one and overall the gun gets good reviews. The ergonomics tho take some getting used to - re the decocker position and mag release - not a biggie tho IMO. I have a feeling the latest version has a better or easier to use mag release.





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    I shot a freinds extensivley and was always impressed with it. It has exellent ergos and was one of the first to offer interchangable backstraps. Some dont care for the trigger configuration but it didnt bother me. It also has a very nice finish to it. Good luck

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    I have the Walther P99 QA in desert sand. Fits my hand like a glove and the interchangeable backstraps are fantastic. Accuracy is better than I can shoot, most days. Carrys 12+1, which is acceptable to me. The mag release does take some getting used to but as already said, it's not that big of a deal. IMHO, it's a keeper.
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    I have the S&W 99 compact version in .40. It might just be me, but I think it is too light for .40--probably less muzzle tilt in 9mm.

    I had the main recoil spring break after about 3000 rounds. It took S& W about 8 months to get me a replacement. So, for this reason only, and which I realize might be anomalous, I can't really recommend this gun. Maybe the Walther version is a little better? Don't have a way to know.

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    Thanks, I will stick with the Walther model, but nobody has 1, guess I will have to order one. Now which one, the full size or the compact...and .40 cal. or 9mm?
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    HV - I think if t'wer me - I'd stick to 9mm for the compact but go full size for a .40 - probably handle better.

    I like my 99 compact a lot, in 9mm - but doubt it'd be so pleasant as a .40. JMHO.
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    Buy one only if you want one of the best pistols(AS version) ever made. I have .40cal. with a .357sig. conversion barrel from Bar-Sto. Over 6000 rounds with one FTE. Great pistol.

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    You might look at the WaltherForums.com. Many, many reports on both the 9mm & 40S&W, in the P99 & P99c.

    The "AS" DA/SA is the trigger that appx 90% seem to prefer.

    I have a P99 in 40S&W, and a P99c in 9mm. The best by a mile of all my pistols. The 40 since 2000, and the 9 for a year.



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    Thanks for that, I think I have made my decision. The compact in 9mm with the AS trigger. Now all I need to do is find one, nobody around here has stock.
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    If you have small hands this gun seems to fit better.

    I've known several people that have complained that all of the guns out there were to big for their hands.

    The Walther seems to fit them well.
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    Well, I found one and bought it...a P99 in 9MM with the SA trigger. Bought it from Gunbroker and its coming clear from Oregon.
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    OK...I know every body is dying to know the status...It is almost home, sitting at my FFL tonight and I pick it up tomorrow. All the way from Oregon to Ohio in 3 days
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    OK...Update, I got the gun and it is beautiful, shot the crap out of it today and it was flawless. I am very happy with it, cant find anything wrong with it!!! Highly Recommended.
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    A friend had the Walther P99 AS (full size) in 9mm. He brought it out for a "Gun Buddy" review with all the regular shooters. We tried to run the wheels completely off that pistol. It just kept running...and running...and running. Stone reliable, surprisingly accurate, easy to handle, we were ALL very favorably impressed. Congrats on your new purchase!
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