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Posted: 9/2/2005 1:11:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 1:20:27 PM EDT by DaveM4P99]
I am going crazy trying to decide between the two. It will be used for target and occasional carry use, both in 9mm.

I have done extensive research, and the newer model Walther P99s are just as reliable as the Glocks, with similar accuracy/durability etc. and both can get their trigger pulls lightened.

the walther is a lot cooler looking, has a loaded chamber indicator and cocked striker indicator...but the glock has a lot more after market goodies and has a much much larger following, if that matters at all.

anything i am missing? so help me decide...Walther P99 QA or Glock 19???
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 1:25:50 PM EDT
I love the P99 but I just couldn't get used to the loooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn­nnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg trigger pull. As far as ergos go the P99 kicks ass but I hate the trigger. I ended up with a G19 (and then several other Glocks) and never looked back. However I wouldn't mind picking up a P99 eventually just to have one in the safe.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:38:44 PM EDT
You think the P99 Trigger is looong???

The P99 QA trigger is even shorter than the Glock...

you must be thinking of the P99 AS trigger.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:59:08 PM EDT
Glock 19 sir. Magazines are wayyyy cheaper and easier to find.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:07:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:09:56 PM EDT by Sgt_Gold]
I don't like Glocks so my opinion is biased. I have a P99 in .40 with the DA trigger. The first shot has a very long pull, but the SA follow up shots are very crisp. You can pre cock the Walther with a round already in the chamber to give it an SA action on the first round. I had the adjustable rear sight but went back to the windage only sight because it's much better for carry. The only downside to the Walther is the cost of the factory magazines. Since we're both stuck in NY, we are restricted to pre '94 high caps or 10 round post ban mags. The Glock has tons of mags available. I don't know what accessories you're looking for but the Walther has a built in light rail. I have fired numerous Glocks and find both the balance and recoil better with the Walther. My .40 kicks less than any 9mm Glock I've tried. I also find the Walther to be more accurate. I've already made my choice but then again I probably will never own a Glock so FWIW I'd get the P99.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:36:09 PM EDT
Glock. Used to have a 19 myself. I'm sorry that I ever sold it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:55:17 PM EDT
well looks like i may have to get one of each.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 2:26:18 PM EDT
I have owned 3 G19s I love them they are the ideal pistol.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:40:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:45:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaveM4P99:
well looks like i may have to get one of each.



You're a quick learner!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:02:28 PM EDT
Glock 19
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:20:20 PM EDT
G 19
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:21:25 PM EDT
G19

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:22:20 PM EDT
Glock. Cheap mags and reliable 33rd mags
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 6:24:54 AM EDT
G19 !!!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:48:43 AM EDT
so do any of you glock 19ers have any experience with the P99 or are you just saying Glock?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:02:33 AM EDT
go glock or go home.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 11:23:28 AM EDT

Glock 19



or maybe a new HK P2000sk
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:54:55 AM EDT
p99.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:35:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 10:41:53 AM EDT by Frens]
+1 on G19.it's lighter and shorter.

I've heard that the P99's mag release is too easy to pull and you could accidentally relase your mag. I also don't like the idea of a grip with interchangeable Backstraps...too many pieces.an handgun must be simple IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:46:28 AM EDT
Glock 19 without a doubt.


Also, in case you didn't know, the Glock 19 has a loaded chamber indicator as well (gen 3 for sure, don't know about the others)
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:59:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EternalVigilance:
Glock 19 without a doubt.


Also, in case you didn't know, the Glock 19 has a loaded chamber indicator as well (gen 3 for sure, don't know about the others)



you mean the indicator on the extractor? that's usefull!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:13:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DaveM4P99:
so do any of you glock 19ers have any experience with the P99 or are you just saying Glock?



I am going by when I compaired them side by side and dry fiered them. I also am going by the price of mags at a normal place that they are easy to find. When I looked at the p99 the cheapest factory mags were about $30 I could find and the Glocks were $20. Parts availability is also an issue I took into acount. So my vote was not GLOCK PERFECTION VS P99JUNKOLA. I just prefered the Glock for those reasons. I think the P99 is probably a great pistol also. Most of the major makers make good pistols it is just a matter of pref. If I did get a P99 I decided I was going to get the SA/DA.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:53:43 PM EDT
I have a friend with both a Glock 23 and P99 in .40.

The Glock is okay, but in .40 suffers from some ugly muzzle flip. But, it is what it is. Cheap mags, simple and reliable. It's basically a nicer finished AK.

The P99 has a lot of features. Full cap mags are on the expensive side (about 2x of Glock). It is however, nicer to shoot, and appears to be a bit more accurate. The interchangable backstraps are very nice to accomodate everyone from huge hands (me) to little girl hands (my friend). A lot of comments have been made about the trigger on the P99. I also thought it was horrible until we learned the secret. The first DA pull is very long, but not heavy. However, afterwards, if you do not release the trigger all the way, it is super short. I was pulling supre quick double taps consistently.

So, the question is...which do you want? My suggestion would be to play with them first. See which fits (keep in mind the backstraps) and what your budget is.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:25:06 PM EDT
GLOCK 19, no contest.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:02:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 2:04:06 PM EDT by PerryF]
Wheres the poll??

G19


Yes, I own and carry and compete with a G19
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:04:43 PM EDT
I have both a P99QA and a 19 (yes, I try to follow the AR15 rules as closely as I can)

I like them both. I would say that overall I like the Glock better. A lot of people have been having problems with the Walther mags breaking floorplates. I do like the option to change the grip size on the Walther as a factory included option though.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:22:45 AM EDT
P99 all the way! (I've never had the floorplate problem, if you do, this is easily solved by using SW99 mags).
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