Shipwreck - question for ya
I noticed your gun list contains strictly all 9mm pistols
Any particular reason you prefer this caliber, just curious? Also, have you had any trouble with your Walther P99 with magazine bottoms blowing out? It seems there are a number of people out there who seem to have this problem.
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Only the .40s had some issues w/ the magazines - And, they were mags that were a bit older. I've read that people have had them replaced, and they had no real problems. Apparently, there was a flaw w/ the baseplates. It did not affect the 9mm.
As for my P99 - I seem to be famous around here for my opinion of that gun - it is my all time fav. I've had absolutely zero problems with either of my P99's or my SW99 I have. In fact, I eventually wanna get another P99 w/ the QA trigger to give that a try.
Why do I have 9mm - I have always prev stuck w/ that and .45 ACP - I am not into .40, nor any other rounds. I believe my needs are met w/ either of these rounds. But, I decided to stick w/ just 9mm for now, because the ammo is 1/2 the cost of .45 ACP. It was costing me too much to go shoot that .45 - so, at less than $5 a box of 50 9mm rounds, I can afford to go every other week to the range
Hey shipwreck, what are the different trigger variants? They had one at my shooting range I think it was stamped QA, what are the different persuasions?
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P99 A/S - It is a DA/SA gun. Of course, U can cock it to be single action on the first shot - You cock it by pulling the slide back about 1/8 of an inch. It also can be set to have a SA pull w/ the length of the DA for the 1st shot (if you wish). So, it's almost like a "triple action."
P99 QA - it is a consistent trigger - like a Glock. Every shot the same. But, it is a heavier trigger than a Glock, but also a VERY short pull. I find the trigger a bit too heavy, but the pull is so short that I guess it isn't too bad.
The A/S is what most P99 fans like. I love the SA trigger. I do plan to buy a QA eventually, though - just to complete my collection
Let me put my two cents in. I own a lot of different calibers but my favorites for semiautomatic pistols are 22 LR, 9mm, and 45acp. Why not the 40 S&W? I do not see much it does that a good 9mm load doesn't do as well. I find the recoil of a 40 S&W to be sharper than a 45acp and lastly, I pickup my brass after firing and there is a good chance some will be 40 S&W fired through Glocks. I had one barrel go on a handgun and I do not want to be a party to a second occasion. Regards, Richard