Well, I had planned to go to a gun show later this month to uy a compact HK USP. But, I've been looking for a full size A/S (new) since Nov 05. So, I couldn't pass it up. And, I don't think I would be as accurate w/ the compact USP as I am with the P99, so I am happy (I already have a full size USP).
Great. It is my fav gun. As I said above, I shoot it better than any 1911 I have had - and I recently spent a ton of bucks on a Springfield TRP 1911. It is a very accurate gun. And, the ergonomics of the grip is the best I've seen yet.
hey shipwreck, what do you think about the sw99? ive heard its had a lot pf problems and that s&w has admitted to most of them..has failed you somehow or malfunctioned at any moment??
Actually, I no longer have that P99 - in other threads, U will see that I dropped it and damaged the frame - It was my fav gun, and it killed me to look at the damaged frame. Walther USA has no extra frames imported, and they basically would have just sold me a new gun at a slightly reduced price - $500. I didn't wanna pay that much for 1 P99 (what I paid for the one I dropped, plus the cost of the new gun), so I sold it and am on the lookout for another one. I'm kinda anal retentive when it comes to my guns, and I couldn't take having my fav gun messed up like that
As for the SW99, I have had that one for close to a year now. Since I no longer have that P99, the SW99 is once again my fav gun I own. It is super accurate, works great, and is just a clone of the P99. I even had the slide hard chromed in Dec, and I love the 2-tone look it has now.
Don't believe all the hype about the SW99 that the naysayers throw out there - many people must have the "Walther name" and say bad things about anything that isn't the "original." The frame of the SW99 is made by Walther - only the barrel and slide are made by S&W. It also works exactly like the P99.
I do think the P99 looks a bit cooler, but it is hard to track down an A/S model P99 here in the states right now - I got the SW99 last year when I was having no luck finding the Walther. I do have a compact P99 Walther, however. And, I still want a fullsize Walther P99 so I can have both it and the SW99.