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    I have no interest in owning any crunchenticker (traditional DA pistol) from any manufacturer, nor any of the "LEM" or "DAK" guns. I tried Ship's vaunted Walther P99 last week, and was similarly unimpressed.

    I don't have any use for any revolvers, since I think they are obsolete (which isn't the same as useless) for defense and I don't hunt.

    I like 1911s for recreational/competition guns, but I mainly spend my range time with my defense guns. In my experience in my own shooting, at various training courses, and in competitions, 1911s just aren't as reliable as more modern designs

    Basically, if someone gave me just about any free gun, I would sell/trade it to get (a) more training, (b) cases of practice ammo, or (c) a gun built on one of my favored platforms - Glock 9mm, KelTec .380, or AR15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    I have no interest in owning any crunchenticker (traditional DA pistol) from any manufacturer, nor any of the "LEM" or "DAK" guns. I tried Ship's vaunted Walther P99 last week, and was similarly unimpressed.

    Sorry to hear that. I'll send the guys in the white suits and the net to come get ya

    Did U try the A/S or QA version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I'll send the guys in the white suits and the net to come get ya

    Did U try the A/S or QA version?
    It was a QA. It was okay, don't get me wrong, I just prefer the trigger on the Glock. Not crazy about the Walther sights, either. Maybe I am just habituated to the Glock design. The Walther grip is admittedly comfortable.

    Basically, I wouldn't be horrorstruck if I were issued a P99, but it's far from my first choice. There just didn't seem to be anything especially distinguishing about it. Kinda like the Steyr M series.

    Personally, I'd prefer - in rough order - Glock (obviously), 1911, CZ75, XD, HK P7, or Kahr.
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    As someone else complained about the P99 but only tried the QA - give the A/S a chance before marking it off your list. Hell, I am a P99 fanatic, and even "I" don't like the QA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    As someone else complained about the P99 but only tried the QA - give the A/S a chance before marking it off your list. Hell, I am a P99 fanatic, and even "I" don't like the QA.
    Isn't that what Walther has been pushing lately? The A/S isn't even on their site anymore.

    I like the P99 concept in the A/S configuration. I don't see why Walther would stray from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
    Isn't that what Walther has been pushing lately? The A/S isn't even on their site anymore.

    I like the P99 concept in the A/S configuration. I don't see why Walther would stray from it.
    They stopped importing the A/S last fall and started pushing the QA. But, I guess sales must have dropped or they got tons of complaints (I never sent them a letter, but did my share of complaining on gun forums as I tried to track down a new 9mm A/S last year).

    At the 2006 ShotShow, they changed their mind and stated they would start importing the A/S again. No one really saw any until the Spring of 06. I got a 2006 model about 3 months or so ago. They are available again, but in limited numbers and only in black. U won't really see em on store shelves, but if your store has more than 1 distributor that they deal w/, they can order U one easily (thats what I did).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    At the 2006 ShotShow, they changed their mind and stated they would start importing the A/S again. No one really saw any until the Spring of 06. I got a 2006 model about 3 months or so ago. They are available again, but in limited numbers and only in black. U won't really see em on store shelves, but if your store has more than 1 distributor that they deal w/, they can order U one easily (thats what I did).
    That's good to hear. I've been meaning to wrap my mitts around one and give it a spin for awhile. Just haven't seen one in a while. They're imported by S&W, so they've got to be good.

    I find them to be the most attractive plastic fantastic currently on the market. That's a lot coming from a diehard revolver fan.

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