Found a P99, should I buy it???

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      Found a P99, should I buy it???

      Well I have been hunting all over my local area trying to find a .40 P99 NEW. NO ONE HAS ANY! All I can find is 9mm. Well today I found a local shop who has one but it is the two tone tan color with the QA trigger setup. They will give it to me for $499.99 Is this a good deal?
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      I think that's about average going price in your area. If you want a 9mm go for it, but if your heart says .40cal wait. Always get the gun you want or you will never be satisfied. I have done it many times over the years. Bought one in a hurry only to sell it, and rebuy what I wanted in the frist place. You just waste your money doing that. Good Luck.

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      Actually, that is very cheap. Many Walther fans like that frame color, but are disappointed that it isn't available in 9mm (they only make it in the 40 QA).

      Try dry firing the gun. I personally think the QA has too heavy of a trigger pull. And, the bore axis of the P99 is kinda high - in 9mm, it is a non issue. I would think that in this design, there would be a decent amt of muzzle flip in a 40.

      Wait it out, unless U really want a QA 40 cal - the frame color is kinda rare.

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      Well I decided to go look at the gun in person. It was there last one and I like it. I dont plan on using the gun very often so the trigger ordeal doesnt bother me. They let it gor for 449.99 out the door! It was too good a deal to pass up so i bought it!
      What do you guys think?



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      I have the 40 but I would wait for the 9. I love that sand color, nice

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      Congrats. Nice looking gun - Hope U enjoy it and don't mind the trigger, That was a GREAT price. That is cheaper than what many people are trying to sell used ones for. So, even if it isn't your fav with the QA, thatw as an awesome price. U should at least be able to get your money back if U shoot it a few times and end up not liking it.

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      Shipwreck converts another.

      Tha's a nice looking pistol. I like the OD green personally. Are those still available?

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      Now for the dumb questions. Sorry for these probably simple questions. The only gun I have ever owned or known was the deagle so im not familiar with this thing at all! I attached a pic with arrows pointing to 3 things I dont know what are for. Also how do I change the grips to try them out?


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      There's a guy on a local car forum here that was selling one for $450-ish.

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      Not Too Bad..

      I'm not a expert on pricing, but actually that sounds like a pretty good price. I just started looking at the what I consider, the top compacts, S & W SW990l, Walther P99c & XD compact (or wait for the MP compact). I checked several online sellers and they were all higher than $500.00 on the P99. In fact, quite a bit higher, from $523.99 to $575.00 plus shipping & FFL fees. And, I don't think other local gun stores would be cheaper even if they should, by chance, actually have what you want.
      I'd say if you want it go for it. If you wait you probably won't save much or any unless you get very lucky.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 03stage2 View Post
      Now for the dumb questions. Sorry for these probably simple questions. The only gun I have ever owned or known was the deagle so im not familiar with this thing at all! I attached a pic with arrows pointing to 3 things I dont know what are for. Also how do I change the grips to try them out?


      The left arrow is your takedown lever, that allows you to field strip the gun.

      Middle arrow is your slide lock/release.

      Right arrow is the decocker.

      Good luck with the gun, Im sure you'll enjoy it.

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      Oh and about changing the palmswells, In the box there should be a tool that allows you to push the pin out at the bottom of the palmswell thats on the gun now, change to the one you want, and reinsert the pic with the same tool.

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      Hey 03 I think you made a real good deal. That is one sharp pistol. Just keep practicing with it, and don't worry about the .40cal. You can get a fourty on down the line some day. I sure wouldn't let go of that one. Good Luck.

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      Here's for another dumb question.

      I thought the QA was DAO. Why does it have a decocker? Does it allow for a half-cock position or something?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
      Here's for another dumb question.

      I thought the QA was DAO. Why does it have a decocker? Does it allow for a half-cock position or something?
      The decocker on the QA deactives the gun essentially. It will not fire afterwards. U must decock the gun for disassembly. This step is there so U don't have to pull the trigger like U do on a Glock. The decocker on the QA is different than on the A/S.

      Once U decock the QA, the gun will not fire at all unless you recock it by pulling the slide back.

      Since U don't know all the features, make sure U read the manual before U shoot it. Also, U will ALWAYS want to disassemble the gun (take the slide off the frame) and clean and reoil it before your first trip.Many new guns have no enough or too much oil, and some companies also use a packing grease (HK uses this). U want it to function reliably on your first trip. Always clean the gun.

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      Every question you have can be answered here: http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/WaltherP99FAQ/index.html

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      That is one cool looking P99!!!
      All that was available when I bought mine was basic black!!

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