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Posted: 8/20/2004 6:49:49 PM EST
Just wanted to see how many like and prefer the P-99 over the Glock, Springfield XD, and other polymer framed handguns. I think the overall fit and feel is superior to the other polymers out there, although I haven't held the H&K P-2000 yet. Tell me what you guys and gals think.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:02:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 3:03:07 AM EST by Ross]
I like the P99 grip over the other "plastic" guns.

The replaceable backstrap really makes a difference in comfort, if you install the correct one. HK's, even the P2K always seem to have more of a "2x4" profile grip. They're more squared off than most. I've owned and carried the G-19 and G-17 and they were nice, but felt odd to me. I have held the XD and I liked it. I haven't shot one though.

In the end, I still like the P99 grip better.

As far as how well they work, they all seem to do just fine.

Ross
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:14:34 AM EST
I like mine over other poly guns too, with XD 2nd and glock 3rd.

S.O.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:12:24 AM EST
The only complaint I have is sometimes the grip gets a little slippery.

Other than that I like the 9mm P99 better than any other pistol I've fired.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:58:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ross:
I like the P99 grip over the other "plastic" guns.

The replaceable backstrap really makes a difference in comfort, if you install the correct one. HK's, even the P2K always seem to have more of a "2x4" profile grip. They're more squared off than most. I've owned and carried the G-19 and G-17 and they were nice, but felt odd to me. I have held the XD and I liked it. I haven't shot one though.

In the end, I still like the P99 grip better.

As far as how well they work, they all seem to do just fine.

Ross


I agree. The Glock, to me, is unrefined. YMMV. I've heard of Walther having problems with their magizines. I own a O.D. P-99 in .40 and have yet to have any problems. But I probably have less than 50 rounds through it. So what do guys think about the new style P-99A.S. with the new rounded out trigger guard? I like the older style better but the new ones starting to grow on me. I also like the new P-99 compact.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:40:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:13:59 PM EST
I dont like the look of the new one.

S.O.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:45:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:11:26 PM EST
I have a P99 and a Glock 19. I love the Glock. But I love the P99! Like children, I love all my guns, but the P99 earned a special place in my heart faster than any other.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:54:16 AM EST
I've had a P99 since 2002. I really like the grip, and it's a great defense piece.
For triggers, I prefer the Glock. After thousands of rounds, the P99 trigger still is just so-so for me.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 11:42:05 AM EST
I have a P99QA model that I picked up several months ago. I find the grip to be very comfortable, and I really like the trigger. That particular model has a constant trigger pull weight first shot to last. It fits my hand better than my HK's, but I think my full size 9mm and compact 357sig have a slight edge in accuracy. I would definitely recommend it to another shooter.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:07:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jasoncap:
I have a P99QA model that I picked up several months ago. I find the grip to be very comfortable, and I really like the trigger. That particular model has a constant trigger pull weight first shot to last. It fits my hand better than my HK's, but I think my full size 9mm and compact 357sig have a slight edge in accuracy. I would definitely recommend it to another shooter.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the QA a double action only type trigger whereas the regular trigger on my P-99 like DA/SA? Mine also has the decocker. I don't think the QA has this and it wouldn't need one if the trigger has a constant pull shot after shot, right? I would like to fire a couple downrange with QA to see how it feels.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:22:21 PM EST
I really like the size and feel of the P99...I just shot one today for the first time in a long time, and it felt nice. I like the mag release, and the decock feature (however I'm not that fond of the double action...maybe because I'm not used to it). Overal, I like it about as well as the Glock (I just am really fond of the 17) and better than the XD (feels and looks too bulky IMHO).
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:40:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Longtrail:

Originally Posted By Jasoncap:
I have a P99QA model that I picked up several months ago. I find the grip to be very comfortable, and I really like the trigger. That particular model has a constant trigger pull weight first shot to last. It fits my hand better than my HK's, but I think my full size 9mm and compact 357sig have a slight edge in accuracy. I would definitely recommend it to another shooter.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the QA a double action only type trigger whereas the regular trigger on my P-99 like DA/SA? Mine also has the decocker. I don't think the QA has this and it wouldn't need one if the trigger has a constant pull shot after shot, right? I would like to fire a couple downrange with QA to see how it feels.



The QA does have a decocker but it's not as big as the one on the DA/SA models.

When depressed, it releases the striker from a 35% cocked position IIRC.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:42:08 AM EST
Longtrail - You are correct that the QA is a DA only trigger set. Brewsky is also correct in that the QA does have a decocker, but it is built in to the slide (on the top left near the grip serrations) and it does completely decock the striker. I have never had a chance to fire a standard DA/SA P99, but I do like the trigger on the QA. If you have the opportunity, you should try firing them both side by side to see which one is more comfortable for you.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:21:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jasoncap:
Longtrail - You are correct that the QA is a DA only trigger set. Brewsky is also correct in that the QA does have a decocker, but it is built in to the slide (on the top left near the grip serrations) and it does completely decock the striker. I have never had a chance to fire a standard DA/SA P99, but I do like the trigger on the QA. If you have the opportunity, you should try firing them both side by side to see which one is more comfortable for you.


I plan on purchasing one of the new style P-99's in the coming months, I will try and fire both style triggers if I get the opportunity. Has anyone had any reliability problems with their P-99's such as magazine breakage? I think that Walther has Meggar to produce their mags. Like I said above my P-99 is low mileage so I haven't had any problems.
BTW- it seems there are a few people out there that do at least like the P-99, and some that, like me, that think it's the best thing since pockets on a shirt.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:56:05 PM EST
Never had a problem with the 10 round 9mm MecGARs.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 6:49:39 PM EST
My 3 MecGars are flawless, except in their inadequate 10-round capacity. Must get proper capacity mags now . . .
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:12:47 PM EST
Although not a Walther owner - my brother-in-law just picked up a P99 Military - the black and green one.

It's his first handgun - and after handeling it for a bit, it seems pretty nice.

The black/green look is sharp, and the grip fits my hand better than the XD.

He tried a XD, Glock, Beretta and 1911 before buying the Walther. It just fit his hands better.

Av.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:33:28 PM EST
I've had the P99 9mm since mid 2002. Most of my friends never could hit the paper consistently with it.
Except the Ex-Norway military friend. He is a dead shot at 50ft. I've always done just fine at 7yds with the P99, not bad a 50ft. For bullseye with a 9mm, I like the Hi Power, for 45ACP, it's the 1911!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:16:19 PM EST
I could be wrong but I think the mags that had floorplate issues were standard cap .40 mags.

I want a P99cQA reeaalllly bad. Maybe for Christmas.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:38:41 PM EST



My P99QA. Yes the trigger is great.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:15:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
The only complaint I have is sometimes the grip gets a little slippery.

Other than that I like the 9mm P99 better than any other pistol I've fired.



That's the other reason they make skateboard and stair tread tape.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:46:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By ikor:

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
The only complaint I have is sometimes the grip gets a little slippery.

Other than that I like the 9mm P99 better than any other pistol I've fired.



That's the other reason they make skateboard and stair tread tape.



I just can't bring myself to put any thing like that on my P99. I change the config. of my guns so often, I'd probably end up trying to take it off at some point and then I'd have a big mess.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:58:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 4:58:46 PM EST by NEtracker]
I use two wide "Tac Bands", black fat rubber bands. Gives that grip without the bulk.
I can remove them easily enough, no glue, no mess.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:16:07 PM EST
OK, I can't stand it anymore. I have to post my gun porn.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:58:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By BlammO:
OK, I can't stand it anymore. I have to post my gun porn.

www.MetalSchnitzel.com/images/misc/WaltherP99Right.gif


Hey, that looks like mine, except for where yours says Walther USA LLC. mine says Smith & Wesson.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:15:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By BlammO:
OK, I can't stand it anymore. I have to post my gun porn.

www.MetalSchnitzel.com/images/misc/WaltherP99Right.gif



Did you get that from Earl?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:40:55 PM EST
I picked it up at a fun show in San Antonio. The dealer was selling it as "used" next to several higher priced ones that were new. I asked to make sure, because it certainly didn't look used and he insisted it was. I'm still not convinced it was at the time, but it certainly is now!
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:30:26 AM EST
If shopping for one.....
For those who prefer the pre-2004 look & design of the P99, like I do,
I saw this one online...

www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6048001

(I'm not sure if gun shops still have this design model P99, or they all have the new "improved" design, that some do not like)
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:06:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By NEtracker:
If shopping for one.....
For those who prefer the pre-2004 look & design of the P99, like I do,
I saw this one online...

www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6048001

(I'm not sure if gun shops still have this design model P99, or they all have the new "improved" design, that some do not like)



Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis? I looked at Walther's site and I don't see any changes. Pics?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:36:20 PM EST
The slide has been redesigned, shape and serrations. The trigger guard is also different.
Click on the pistol for a view of the four models.
www.carl-walther.de/englisch/defense/defense-36.html

More:
www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150425&highlight=p99

www.praxagora.com/lunde/WaltherP99FAQ/VIII/10.html

-Enjoy!

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:59:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Longtrail:
Just wanted to see how many like and prefer the P-99 over the Glock, Springfield XD, and other polymer framed handguns. I think the overall fit and feel is superior to the other polymers out there, although I haven't held the H&K P-2000 yet. Tell me what you guys and gals think.



Replaced the PPK as the new 007 gun...

'Bond, James Bond'

Other than that, it's a unique plastic pistol, doesn't it have the ability to cock/decock without cycling the slide?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:04:44 PM EST
Has a "decocker" button on top, but to "cock" the striker mechanism, you need to pull the slide back just a bit, 1/8"-1/4", & release, so I guess you could say you do not have to fully cycle the slide.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:28:52 PM EST
Wow, you're right. I hereby declare my pre-redesign model to be worth 10x as much.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:31:07 PM EST
I like it the best. I keep saying I'm going to buy it next but I've got a problem with acquiring .45's.
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