Put a used sw99c 9mm on lawaway

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    Put a used sw99c 9mm on lawaway

    Hey Guys,

    I purchased my first handgun in Jan (stoeger cougar 9mm) and am pretty pleased with it. However, I have come to the reality that it's just too heavy and big to conceal comfortably. I have recently begun looking for a carry piece.

    As a result, I just put a used sw99c 9mm on layaway (it's got the decock button so its the da/sa model). It is selling for $469, it's in great condition and includes the box, lock, manual, extra backstrap and three 10 rd mags (two include finger rest). I am really liking the gun. It fits great in my hand, is very light, and conceals very easily at 4 o clock in my waistband (tried it out without my iwb holster). I plan on heading to my local range to shoot a P99c (same gun from what I understand) to make sure I like how it shoots. Other than that I feel like it's a good deal on a good gun, what do you all think? A glock 26 or M&Pc will be atleast $100 more new, haven't seen any used. I'll most likely pick it up in the middle of April once I receive my permit.

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    I hate it when someone's choice is berated but since you have not picked it up yet. I had a S&W99 and to be honest it was the best feeling in hand that I ever had. Accuracy was so so and after the second time the trigger stopped working I traded it in. Somehow Walther's were made better than the Smith's. I don't know how it is possible but very true.

    If you do purchase it send me an email with your address if you want a Desantis leather OWB w/thumbreak holster for it and I will send at no charge.
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    I agree with SCfromNY The Walthers were just built better. Ive handled them both and it is true. Good luck with your new gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCfromNY View Post
    I hate it when someone's choice is berated but since you have not picked it up yet. I had a S&W99 and to be honest it was the best feeling in hand that I ever had. Accuracy was so so and after the second time the trigger stopped working I traded it in. Somehow Walther's were made better than the Smith's. I don't know how it is possible but very true.
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    I am new to the forum and ran across your post. I just purchased a SW99C yesterday, although I don't have in my possession yet.

    You mentioned that your trigger failed twice. I own a Walther P99 so I am familiar with the AS trigger, although I have not owned the S&W versions. In speaking with Smith & Wesson, did they give any indication as to whether this was a problem they see often/occassionally? Or was it an anomaly? I know the frames / triggers are completely Walther although I didn't know if the trigger itself is a modified design in anyway from a P99.

    Also, any suggestion on a good IWB? I don't use OWB as often and would lean more towards IWB for this pistol.

    Thanks!

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    The trigger failed twice after dry firing and not that much either. In my opinion the best IWB holsters are made by Milt Sparks the VMII or my current favorite T&T Gunleather. I like the way T&T sits lower and takes the gun deeper in the holster.

    The good and bad . . .VMII a long wait and $130 ( Possibly in stock at Lighting Arms or Top Gun Supply. T&T ( $80 )used to be 6 weeks but now more like 16. The word is out.

    My suggestion is to go to Gunners Alley and pick up a Don Hume IWB for $26 until you are sure what you want. The Don Hume is leather, Large "C" clip and a reinforced mouth. A great deal.
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    Thanks SCfromNY!

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    After some research it appears I'm seeing some mixed reviews. I think I got excited because it was a compact 9 that fit great and came with three mags. I think I'll do some more comparison shopping before i bite the bullet and pick it up.

    Anyone else have any opinions of the sw99c? Or any resources I should check out?

    Thanks!

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    (it's got the decock button so its the da/sa model).
    Correct me if wrong... but I thought the S&W only came with the one trigger, a DAO, and not the three triggers that Walther offers. The decocker on the DAO is used for takedown only.

    Otherwise this is an excellent CCW (I had the Walther QA version), very accurate, easy to shoot fast, high quality and easy to maintain.

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    I always liked the Walthers. See if you can find a used Walther PPS, the slimness makes it a perfect EDC. I liked it so much I bought one in each caliber.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm pretty confident that Smith did make multiple trigger options, refer to the article below:

    Smith & Wesson SW99 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    While I really like the idea of a pps and was looking at buying one, I don't find that it'd be much more difficult to conceal a glock 26, M&Pc or a sw99c/p99c. I suppose if I found a used pps for 500 with 4 mags or something I might bite, but otherwise I'm not too interested considering it's rather expensive, light on capacity, and the mags are ridiculously expensive. Wih that said I think it's a sweet gun, I just don't see myself purchasing it unless I find a wicked deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Correct me if wrong...

    I was wrong and thanks for the correction, the S&W also comes in the three triggers.

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    I have and SW99C in 40 cal. I keep it in my car. They are great guns that are underrated by most. I find that I can hit with it easily and it functions flawlessly.
    I think you will find that you really enjoy it. You bought a fine gun.

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    I have one in 45 caliber and S&W was the only one that made it in that caliber.
    This pistol has the finest trigger I have ever come across in my years of shooting. I can sing only praises on this pistol. I would like one to compare
    to my Glocks.

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    Hey Everyone,

    I picked up the gun about two weeks ago, and I have to say that I absolutely love it! I only put 100 rounds through it, but I did not have 1 malfunction. By far this gun is the most ergonomic sub compact I have handled (way better than the glock, m&P, xd, p2000sk) hands down! It shoots really well, way better than I expected (recoil isn't bad at all). The Da/sa trigger is awesome, the trigger reset is especially sweet, allowing to fire almost instantly after you begin to remove pressure from the trigger. Overall I am very pleased, the gun was 470 with three 10 round mags.

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    I have an SW99c in 40 cal. It is also sa/da and I really enjoy it. It seems to be a natural shooter for me and quite accurate. I do ot hesitate to use it for my carry gun whenever it fits the bill. I don not feel underguned at all with it. Someone here once referred to the gun as a sleeper. I would not hesitate to get it if you want a 9 and I hope you enjoy it.

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