I was just thinking of my first time messing with the P99... i had read no Literature, or observed no one with it... i just asked for it at the counter and the dude gave it to me with a box of WWB... and off i went... i took a minute to familiarize myself it the controls, mag release, decocker, i was dumbfounded looking for a safety... lol (don't laugh)
yeah... i soon thought huh!? there's no safety... neat-o...
loaded up and began firing... I DIDN'T know about the DA/SA trigger and remember thinking "man this thing is wierd" i pulled the trigger about half the pull and was a little upset... but persistent enough... i continued squeezing... and about as sure as death and taxes... BANG... HA! it works...
then come to find out... the next shot is SA and trigger pull is much more enjoyable... so i blazzed through the rest of the mag and proceeded to load back up... those 30 minutes was the most fun i've had in a LONG time...
i'm just glad... Nothing stupid happend and now I've found and read all the literature i could find... No lie... i was sitting at my desk... reading the manual... thinking to myself... "Oh, That's why that happened" "Maybe I should have read this first"
yeah i haven't felt stupid in a little while and was quite over due... but i think i'm good now... HAHAHA
If they came in pink or purple I bet they'd sell a lot more to many females.
Originally Posted by KingAirDriver
Went shooting again this evening - Shot my P99c quite a bit. Shoots very well. Met up w/ that guy I got hooked on the 1911. He likes it so much that he's trying to sell his Kimber, and he traded away his Glock 19. U 1911 guys just can't bear to admit that its the eqiivalent of a polymer, striker fired 1911 - The SA pull on the A/S version is so crisp and sweet
If it makes ya feel better I have been seriously looking at both the p3at and the pf9, Impact Guns here in town didnt have the pf9 to rent yet so Im holding off til they get one I can try.......
And after shooting 45acp and 44mag for years I have become semi-immune to recoil so If the pf9 isnt some horrible surprise it will probably be the one I get.I just dont like the DA triggers,they bring back horrible memories of those damn .38's the USAF issued back in the 70's
Well, just buy a P99c then
Well the Idea here was a smaller,lighter BUG than my PPH. I have specifically clung to the PP design because it CAN be cocked and fired S/A unlike most of the new "wonder guns" that usually make me ill just to look at them,I cant understand people that diss "old" model firearms for the new shake n bake crap just because its old when MOST of the older models did/do things the new stuff just cant or wont?? Ya always get the snot noses saying "there's no place for that in the modern world anymore" when they know not of what they speak. Especially those who seem to find operating an external safety so difficult they wont buy a gun unless it has none.
Originally Posted by Shipwreck
While i was at the range that i tried out a P99, i also tried a friend's Cobra .380. i wasn't too impressed. first thing was considering it's size (smaller), it was significantly heavier than the P99. must have been the chrome.
Originally Posted by scooter
then instead of the slide release, you have to manually cock it, UGH!
if you don't hold it JUST right... the slide will hit you when it recoils... especially if you have larger hands.
the mag release was difficult, there is a small clip that slides over the end of the mag, and it has a VERY strong spring in there (why i don't know)
so on top of holding this very tough spring back you have to use your fingernails to literally pick the mag out of the well... (really tight fit i guess...)
so if shooting older weapons leaves a memory like this i simply will not be doing it too often...
BTW the mag capacity was 5+1... so what ever you aim at ya better make sure you hit it, because by the time you reload (assuming you have more than 1 mag) you might not be alive anymore... lol
Last edited by LegionnaireZ; 11-13-2006 at 05:51 PM.
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