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Posted: 7/23/2021 10:37:06 AM EST
For those of you that have a P99, which Gen do you have?  I’m torn between wanting the Gen 1 or Gen 2.

I like the aesthetics of the Gen 1 best, but the longer mag release of the Gen 2 looks to be more “accessible.”
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 2:12:36 PM EST
[#1]
I have had both. The gen 2 is nicer. The trigger was way better, slide is easier to grip, mag release.
Link Posted: 7/26/2021 9:05:39 PM EST
[#2]
I’m very happy with my gen 2. I actually prefer it over the ppq and the pdp.
Link Posted: 7/26/2021 9:14:47 PM EST
[#3]
Love my Gen 2. Probably my favorite handgun.

No experience with Gen 1 - other than looking at one in a display case.
Link Posted: 7/27/2021 2:27:15 PM EST
[#4]
I appreciate all the input, gentlemen!

I now have a Gen 1 in OD and a BNIB Gen 2.  I will pick them both up tomorrow at the GS and decide if I want to sell one or keep them both.

The GS has already offered to buy the Gen 2 from me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2021 8:50:30 PM EST
[#5]
Without a doubt Gen 1
Link Posted: 8/2/2021 8:50:31 PM EST
[#6]
Without a doubt Gen 1
Link Posted: 8/7/2021 12:07:22 AM EST
[#7]
What generation do I have?


Link Posted: 8/7/2021 6:28:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By travinh:
What generation do I have?

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You have a gen 1. One easy way to spot the difference between the two is the gen 1 has that small hump on the bottom of the trigger guard which the gen 2 lacks.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 5:45:59 PM EST
[#9]
I have both.  The late P99 AS is undoubtedly the better pistol.  No silly glove protector in the bottom of the trigger guard, far better trigger, easier long paddle mag release.  Not that the 1st. gen are bad, but the second generation pistols are better.
Link Posted: 8/18/2021 11:43:03 PM EST
[#10]
I am hunting a black 1st gen personally
Link Posted: 11/1/2021 9:23:02 PM EST
[#11]
The first gen is worth more but the 2nd gen is widely regarded as a better pistol. Both great though
Link Posted: 11/1/2021 9:32:17 PM EST
[#12]
Gen 1 is more collectible. Gen 2 is more practical for actual shooting.
Link Posted: 11/3/2021 2:40:47 PM EST
[#13]
Just out of curiosity, is there a Gen 1 P99QA?

Forrest
Link Posted: 11/3/2021 4:51:41 PM EST
[#14]
Both of mine are gen1.  Got one (.40) in 2002, and the other (9mm) in 2003ish.  Well, I mean I had them.  Of course I don't have them anymore.

But when I did, I loved the 9mm.  Very good shooter.
Link Posted: 11/3/2021 5:13:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ftierson:
Just out of curiosity, is there a Gen 1 P99QA?

Forrest
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yup. that's what I have. shorty mag lever, "titanium" slide and black bottom. Love that bastard and wish threaded barrels didn't cost what the whole gun did.
Link Posted: 11/3/2021 7:01:48 PM EST
[#16]
I have a gen I I love; I only bought it as I am a Walther fanboy and even more than that, a James Bond fanboy.

Walthers and HK by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 12/3/2021 7:29:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: dubagel] [#17]
There were actually 2 versions of the Gen.1. The early version Gen.1 had a different articulating or split trigger. If you look up on the Walther forums they sometimes call the later Gen1 the Gen 1.5.
Link Posted: 12/5/2021 5:44:55 PM EST
[#18]
My Walther P99 and P99c are both second generation.. I also have an MR9 that's probably closer to a second generation P99.

All three are amazing
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 10:13:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By travinh:
What generation do I have?

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Where did you get your slide refinished? Nice looking gun.
Link Posted: 7/4/2022 12:04:05 AM EST
[#20]
I still want one, but not at the silly 700 bucks they are trying to get on gunbroker. I would prefer a gen 1, I had a wtb add here with 2 views in a month.

I have been tempted to just get a 40 as they seem to be cheaper, but like the looks of the cuts on the front of the slide on the 9mm.
Link Posted: 7/8/2022 6:44:38 PM EST
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Where did you get your slide refinished? Nice looking gun.
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Same question!
Link Posted: 7/10/2022 10:36:10 AM EST
[#22]
Well I found a great deal on a gen 2, comes with a threaded and a stock barrel and trijicon night sights with 2 mags for 650.

It should be at the LGS in a few days.
Link Posted: 7/11/2022 7:32:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By StaccatoC2:
I still want one, but not at the silly 700 bucks they are trying to get on gunbroker. I would prefer a gen 1, I had a wtb add here with 2 views in a month.

I have been tempted to just get a 40 as they seem to be cheaper, but like the looks of the cuts on the front of the slide on the 9mm.
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The P99 might be the most underrated polymer pistol out there. NIB Gen 2’s are plentiful at the moment, and at 6-1/2 to 7 bills are fairly priced considering that’s about what they went for back when the Gen 1’s debuted.

I got into P99’s because of the Gen 1’s aesthetics and mine’s just a range toy, so the Gen 1 is it for me. The bad news is they’ve pretty much doubled in value in the last few years for whatever reason.
Link Posted: 7/11/2022 7:41:10 PM EST
[#24]
Gen 1 for collectors and Gen 2 for shooters
Link Posted: 7/12/2022 3:52:29 PM EST
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Well I found a great deal on a gen 2, comes with a threaded and a stock barrel and trijicon night sights with 2 mags for 650.

It should be at the LGS in a few days.
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Nice, you'll love it - IMO they make great can hosts. Right when the PPQ was introduced the P99 and PPQ barrels were interchangeable so you could buy a PPQ threaded barrel kit (with recoil spring assembly as well) and get a factory threaded barrel that way. Sadly not long after that, they changed the PPQ's barrel and slide to their current types...not compatible with the P99 anymore. That was what I wound up doing for mine, and it works great.


Link Posted: 7/14/2022 12:04:12 AM EST
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The finish of my P99 slide was originally from Walther. I bought my P99 about 24 years ago when Walther released a limited number of P99 with "Titanium Coat" finish. Fortunately, my P99 did not have the ugly "Titanium Coat" banner on its slide like the earlier version of this finish.
Link Posted: 7/25/2022 12:09:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By travinh:
The finish of my P99 slide was originally from Walther. I bought my P99 about 24 years ago when Walther released a limited number of P99 with "Titanium Coat" finish. Fortunately, my P99 did not have the ugly "Titanium Coat" banner on its slide like the earlier version of this finish.
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Originally Posted By travinh:
Originally Posted By Maver1ck:


Same question!
The finish of my P99 slide was originally from Walther. I bought my P99 about 24 years ago when Walther released a limited number of P99 with "Titanium Coat" finish. Fortunately, my P99 did not have the ugly "Titanium Coat" banner on its slide like the earlier version of this finish.


Id have guessed it was a “QPQ” model. I had one long ago
Link Posted: 9/4/2022 6:25:29 PM EST
[#28]
You have a Gen “1.5”. You have the second trigger on the Gen1. The first trigger on the Gen1 had a groove on the top left side where it pivoted.
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