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Posted: 5/9/2002 5:45:58 AM EST
Was looking for something a little smaller in the ways of a good pistol.  I have a 1911 and a HP.  Both are good sized.  So off shopping I went with the plain purpose of buying a small, light weight, pistol.  Tried just about everything.  Only two fit well.  One was the SW version of the 99 and the Walther.  I chose the Walther.  Not as small as I hoped, but fine in the heft department.  Yes the trigger will take a little getting used to and not having a frame mounted safety is a little strange.  I am quite satisfied with my choice.  Maybe next week I will go searching again for that elusive little pistol.
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Link Posted: 5/15/2002 6:07:18 PM EST
First trip to the range today with the new P99.  Only had time to shoot 200 rounds.  The pistol was perfectly reliable.  All spent cases were at 3 or 4 o'clock about five feet.  I was using American Eagle 115gr..  It has a little sharper kick than my HP.  That would figure since the HP is all steel and weighs more.  It pointed well and while the trigger took just a short time to get use to, I really like it.  I do not think the sights are designed for any type of target shooting, although the sight picture was clean and sharp.  My first full magazine printed about 3 inches to the left.  Made a few adjustment and they are now right on.  Group sizes were, I thought, quite good.  From fifteen yards I was getting ten shots in a 1 1/2 to 2 inch group.  A number of times half of the group would be touching.  From a bench they got to about one inch and about half would be touching.  The only thing I though needing improvement are the grip.  While they feel great and are very comfortable, they are a bit slick.  It was windy and about 45 degrees so I never got any moisture on my hands to make them less slippery.  That little rubber slip on that Glock users use would probably fis that.  I really like the pistol and am a happy owner.
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