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Posted: 5/22/2003 6:11:20 PM EDT
Is an all German P99 really any better than the ones with the slides made in America? There seems to be some sentiment that it is better but I am thinking it's more of a collector's item.

Whadda ya think?
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 11:06:47 PM EDT
Market value seems to favor the German models, similiar to the Italian Beretta's. Personally,I would favor the German model.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 2:32:35 AM EDT
Are you talking about the S&W clone of the p99, the sw99, or am I out of the loop on them and Walther is using US parts now?

If you are talking about the sw99 I think Ive read some places that the american made ones dont match up with the german made P99s.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 7:19:53 AM EDT
Silence,

I'm not talking about the SW99. Some of the Walther P99's have slides that are made in the U.S., I believe by S and W.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:16:31 AM EDT
You are correct MisterGreens. I've handled both back-to-back, they shot the same but on the all-German gun the slide felt smoother when you pulled it back, not as gritty. Didn't affect performance as far as I could tell. The guy I was shooting with was more irked at the crappiness of the roll marking on the American made slide than anything else, its not as nice as the all German slide.
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