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Posted: 6/10/2003 8:07:29 PM EDT
Is Smith making them both. And if so who is better. I know they have cosmetic differences but are they the same internally? I price out the SW99 at $475 and the P99 at $550. The P99 has a Teniffer coating over steel the SW99 has Melonite over stainless. Are there any other differences or does it boil down to cosmetics?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 10:54:16 PM EDT
The Walther's have a rep of being better built, more accurate. I'd go with them, as much as I love my S&Ws.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:45:28 AM EDT
As I recall, the frames are the same. I had access to both, decided I liked the P99 better. That was when S&W was crapping themselves so that could have had something to do with it.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 6:40:13 AM EDT
Walther: Builds P-99, makes polymer frame for SW99.
S&W: Imports P-99, and polymer frames for Walther.

The SW99 is more, or less one-half of a P-99. S&W adds their own barrels, and slides.

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