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Posted: 5/9/2002 6:45:58 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 2:30:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:07:18 PM EDT
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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