Nice gun :)
How do U shoot it with the flat floor plate? I had to get another pinky extension for my Compact P99 because I just couldn't do well with the flat floorplate.
It's all in the grip. My teacher in this regard is a certified trainer who maintains that it's the second and third fingers which provide the significant grip, *regardless* of the length of the pistol grip. That's how I learned to shoot, and it works.
Good looking gun there Kansas. You got a good teacher there to as he told you right.
On re-reading my response I see that it could be interpreted as dismissive - it wasn't meant that way. I was just saying that I got lucky in running into a teacher who taught me how to handle short-grip pistols early on. I know many who prefer the grip extension, and there's no harm in that. When I had a G26 I added grip extensions to my mags - partly in search of accuracy I found illusive with that little pistol, partly because I liked the way they looked on that gun.
As to the SW99 - I think the flat bottom *looks* cool-er on that gun.
And, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am no match shooter even with my full-sized PT1911 or my HK USPc. But inside 10 yards (defensive range) I'm confident I can punch appropriate holes, with or without grip extensions. For the time being, good enough for me.
Much of an opportunity to shoot it yet? I'd like to hear what you think. I've been looking at comparable Taurus (pt-111), Bersa Thunder 9 and a CZ. I'm looking sub $400 which limits my selection, of course.
I shot my compact P99 yesterday - which is essentially the same gun that he has in the photo (the S&W is the clone of the Walther).
Mine was dirty from a year of carry, and I disassembled the striker in the slide last week. So, I shot it yesterday to make sure I put it together right :p
Its my fav compact pistol :)
Nice looking little pistol.
I've never had a problem shooting the Glock 26 and 27 w/out the pinky extension. I tend to agree the second and third fingers are where the grip tension is. Even rapid fire strings can be pulled off, though a rest for the pink might help things there a bit.
How does the SW99 stack up to the Walther? Is it worth the buy? Shipwreck seems to like the SW99 and the P99?
How does the compact stack up to a mini-Glock? Are they any better of a pocket pistol? If so, that might be a buy for me.
I carried a Glock 26 for 8 years. Never found it that accurate for me due to the Glock trigger. In 2005 when I discovered that the P99 came with a tennifer coating (the SW99 has a melonite finish - which is almost the same as tennifer).
Now, I always prefer guns w/ 4" barrels for the longer site radius. But, for a compact, the P99c A/S is the most accurate gun in that size that I have ever shot.
I do have a SW99, and I almost got a SW99 compact last year, actually. The shop was eventally able to order the Walther, though.
I took my fullsize SW99 out to the range yesterday. Great gun :)
Now I've got a problem - I have three favorite carry pieces. Gotta sort this out....