Today I went down to the range and rented a P99. I'm not sure which trigger it had and all that stuff, but I loved it. I'm not one to really listen to as a credible source as I have not been shooting long and have tried a very limitied number of handguns.
I liked it better than the Glock I shot on Wednesday. The Glock just kinda feels light to me. The P99 fit my hand very well. I also shot extremely well (based on my previous shooting. Not comparable to any experienced shooters.) This was the first gun where I had a definite grouping of shots. I'm usually all over the paper, but I had 9 consecutive shots where all the holes were touching. For me that is great.
At the end I had 6 round remaining and loaded them up. I just wanted to see what would happen so i shot them all quickly without any real aiming. Boy was i suprised. 5 rounds in a tight group with the 6th a lil high and left, but no more than 1" from the others.
Overall i was very happy with the feel and shooting characteristics of the P99 as an inexperienced shooter.
I do have one question about it. This will indeed show my lack of knowledge, but if you don't ask you will never know. With the mag release, perhaps my thumb is not long enough, but i have to lose my grip to pull it. Am I supposed to use my index finger? That seemed to work a little bit, but felt wrong. I guess it takes some getting used to.
I know what you mean about fitting the hand, Mine points like my finger, I can draw it and point and those big Meprolight sights seem to fall together right on target. Its the best handling handgun Ive ever held. That mag release does take some getting used to but its pretty fast once you get used to it.
I don't know much about the gun your shooting. All I can say is keep it up youngman you are doing a fine job. Keep trying other guns and see how they do. I'll tell you a little secret, I think you have found the gun for your needs already. Good luck.
I'm sure I will rent it again soon so i can get a better look at it and go over it a little more. I had the girlfriend with me and she wasn't a happy camper. last time I'll make that mistake.
Been there and done that! Coming home from some family thing out of town I stopped by a large gun dealer. The wife didn't like the looks of the place from the outside so I knew, even though she said go ahead, not to bother going in (I'm on year 23 of my life sentence). So the next day I hopped in the car and made the 120 mile round trip without her. Best damn day I've had in a long while. Think I'll do it again!