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    First Gun: P99!

    I DID IT!

    I just came back from Turners where I purchased my first handgun: Walther P99 AS in 9mm!
    Now the waiting starts....I handled the gun in the store and it fits my hand so well....Can't wait!

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    Congratulations, You made an excellent choice, especially for your first handgun. You obviously did your homework. I have had a P99 .40 for a few years now. Total reliability, accurate well balenced and the ergonomics cant be beat. If you think the trigger is smooth now, wait untill you get a couple thousands rounds thru her, it will feel like butter.

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    U da man! I love my P99 9mm A/S!

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    Congrats

    Awesome. Post pictures. Budget permitting, that's my next gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Congratulations, You made an excellent choice, especially for your first handgun. You obviously did your homework. I have had a P99 .40 for a few years now. Total reliability, accurate well balenced and the ergonomics cant be beat. If you think the trigger is smooth now, wait untill you get a couple thousands rounds thru her, it will feel like butter.
    This forum was really helpful in making up my mind. Of course, most of my friends pushed me towards the Glock 17 or 19 but those just don't fit my hand as well as the P99 which is perfect for my hand size. I haven't shot it yet (except for dry-firing it in the store) but I have no doubts that I will enjoy it!

    This forum provides a wealth of information and I want to thank all of you who have contributed...you helped me make my decision!

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    Good choice. Glocks just don't fit my hand either. The trigger pull is just to far or something or maybe the grip angle. The P-99 and S&W's MP's feel much better. Good luck with it.

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    I'm right there with you. My P99 is being shipped right now. I should have it by mid next week at the latest.

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    Congratulations. Maybe Turners has decided to start stocking the Walther P-99 again. They told me last year they stopped due to lack of interest/sales. I think I will check my local Turners location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo View Post
    Congratulations. Maybe Turners has decided to start stocking the Walther P-99 again. They told me last year they stopped due to lack of interest/sales. I think I will check my local Turners location.
    What they told me was that Turners is selling what they have in stock and that's it. I think besides the one that I purchased, they showed two or three more in the system. I called my local Turners and they looked up which stores had a P99 in stock. I think the Chino Hills store had one...and maybe Pasadena
    Good luck!

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    Talking Forget mid next-week...

    my P99 arrived at the FFL today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    my P99 arrived at the FFL today.
    U da man too!!!

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    Walther pwn@g3. My P99c was my first, followed very closely by my P22. I wouldn't mind having a .380ACP PPK/S for a second carry gun. I tend to wear really tight shirts and unless I've got a hoodie or jacket on, it's hard to conceal the P99 due to its thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanwolf View Post
    Of course, most of my friends pushed me towards the Glock 17 or 19
    Can your friends shoot their Glocks worth anything? I have nothing against Glock as their quality is at the top along with Walther, but IMO, they are not comfortable to hold, and they're fugly. I think a lot of ppl who own Glocks get them simply because they're Glocks. A lot of my friends who don't own a handgun say they want Glocks because you can shoot them underwater. "Dude, you can shoot a Glock underwater, that's so cool!" I don't understand why that's a push since they will never in their life need to fire a gun underwater. I always tell them that once they hold a Glock, they won't want it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    Can your friends shoot their Glocks worth anything? I have nothing against Glock as their quality is at the top along with Walther, but IMO, they are not comfortable to hold, and they're fugly. I think a lot of ppl who own Glocks get them simply because they're Glocks. A lot of my friends who don't own a handgun say they want Glocks because you can shoot them underwater. "Dude, you can shoot a Glock underwater, that's so cool!" I don't understand why that's a push since they will never in their life need to fire a gun underwater. I always tell them that once they hold a Glock, they won't want it anymore.
    I shot the Glock 17 and the Glock 19. Both felt like holding a 2x4 compared to the way the P99 feels in my hand...
    I understand Glocks are excellent guns, especially from the money/performance aspect....just not for me.

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    2x4 is probably the best description of how they feel in the hand. The ergonomics of the P99c is unbeatable, at least as far as I'm concerned.

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    I had checked Turners last year and the sales guy didn't even check stock. He just said they don't carry them any more. I guess I talked to the wrong person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo View Post
    I had checked Turners last year and the sales guy didn't even check stock. He just said they don't carry them any more. I guess I talked to the wrong person.
    It looks like they are just selling off their remaining inventory and will not re-order any more.

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    The P99 in .40S&W was my first handgun as well. I followed up rather quickly with a .22 handgun though so I could practice a bit more economically.



    Enjoy your Walther. Practice lots and stay safe.

    p.s. Is that LoanWolf like Loan Shark, or was LoneWolf what you were aiming for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    The P99 in .40S&W was my first handgun as well. I followed up rather quickly with a .22 handgun though so I could practice a bit more economically.



    Enjoy your Walther. Practice lots and stay safe.

    p.s. Is that LoanWolf like Loan Shark, or was LoneWolf what you were aiming for?
    I am hoping the 9mm would be a good compromise between a .40 and a .22...

    The Titanium slide looks really sharp on the P99!!!

    P.S.: You forgot LoanRanger....
    It's a play on my name and my profession....

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanwolf View Post

    The Titanium slide looks really sharp on the P99!!!

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    Just hardchrome your slide!




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