Here is my dilemma. I want to get the Walther P99 compact next week at an upcoming gun show. I just got back from the range and shot my P99QA in 40 S&W. I really like the QA trigger but don't care for the snappiness of the 40 round. I believe if it was in 9mm, it would be a great shooter. Ship got me brainwash into getting the SA/DA which I like because of the decocker and the single action shooting after the first round. I plan on making this my carry gun. What I don't know is if I will like the QA better than the SA/DA. Has anyone shot both? My thoughts are to look for the SA/DA at the show but if I can't find it, I'll end up getting the QA.
On another note, I shot the 460 XVR again today and I don't care for it. It's like getting punched in the face everytime you shoot it. I'm sure I'll like it when I start reloading for it. I do plan on buying some more 460's rounds to let others shoot it just to see their reactions. I'm going to take a video of my son shooting to see if you can see the shock wave that thing gives off. I'll post it here later this week.
If I needed the gun and had the time, I'd probably cock my A/S. But to be honest - once ya break the trigger in (its rough until after 200-400 rounds), the DA is still very nice.
When I have done the contest shooting in the Internet Matches we previously shot here on the site, I've done it with the SA pull. But, the DA pull is still much lighter than the DA pull on say - a Beretta 92 or some other DA/SA gun. Its very smooth, and not that heavy.
I wouldn't be able to shoot the un quite as well if I had the QA version, because ya don't have that nice SA pull on the QA.
My thoughts have always been that a .40 recoils pretty nastily in anything but a big, metal framed handgun. The Glock .40's are not enjoyable, unless they've got a double-recoil spring. So I don't know if you are going to like a Walther in .40.