To each his own.
Met a guy today for the 1st time at the range - met him on Glocktalk. He fired 85 rounds thru my P99. Now, he wants one too. What's funny is that he bought a Beretta 92 just 2 weeks or so ago. Now he wants to sell it to pay for a P99. He said it shoots like a 1911.
I'll tell ya - many guys online fault me when I make positive comments about the P99 - and they use the "it's no 1911" argument. But, I suspect that most of those people have never tried the gun.
I don't see the point in buying another 1911 after I've found this gun
So, I made another convert
To each his own.
I know excatly how you feel Shipwreck!
Well, the guy bought one today
I found a used 2006 model nearby (posted on The High Road), and was tempted to buy it myself for $375! But, I decided I wanna use my saved money towards a PS90. And, I already have 2 P99s and a SW99. So, I told him about the gun Sat.
U guys w/o one don't know what U are missing!
There is an interesting threat on THR about the 5.7 x 28 round, not sure if you seen it yet but take a look, heated debate about it thats for sure -.-
I know one thing . If I had the bucks I would get one just to make Old Ship happy. I really would like to get one.
Isn't the ps90 the civ. version of the p90?I decided I wanna use my saved money towards a PS90
Maybe im mistaken.
Ok, I see where U are going - sorry... My mind was still on the P99 when I responded - But yes, I see I mentioned the PS90 - Yes, it is the civilian version...
If I could just get the last bit of money, the PS90 will be mine
Let me know how it shoots after you get one .
As soon as I can sell my damn telescope, it will be mine
Shoot what you like and like what you shoot.. If the P99 fits your style over other types then that's the gun for you..
And I'm with you Ship. 1911's are a great design and fine handgun, but they just don't do it for me.
Shipwreck, I had to mention this for you; thought you'd get all excited over it!
So I'm sitting at the computer last night looking around for potential guns. The P99 has been on my mind lately, but I've been keeping it lower on the list because there are a couple others that I want to buy first.
Anyway, I had the Walther website up and had the P99C picture up when my wife walks in. Now, my wife has said she'd like to learn to shoot, but has never really shown a huge interest in guns or anything, and definitely never thinks any of them really look "cool." Well, she saw that P99c on the screen and said, "Wow! That's cool! What is that?! I like that!"
My initial thought was... "Who are you and what have you done with my wife??" But she did seem to like the gun, and I told her I'd handled one before and it seemed nice. I asked her if she'd like to have one and she said, "Yeah!" SO we may actually own one here in the future! Sorry, just HAD to tell ya!
Haha, that's good
I like the fullsize one because its more fun at the range. But for a carry gun, I love the compact P99. I shoot it better than I did a Glock 26, and better than my USP compact.
The A/S compact is hard to find, but they are being imported. Chances are, U will have to get your dealer to order one for U, or maybe find one on the internet.
Haha, king thats a good story , should buy me one to
I'm new to this forum, but recognize you from several others, waltherforum and ar15...
I'm still waiting to get my P99, and reading all these different stories is making the wait THAT much harder...
Ever since i was first interested in handguns, i had known the walther name... namely from Medal of Honor, PSX
but then began looking into getting one, and stumbled across the P99, and it looked alot more comfortable than my previous interest... the USP
So a while back i went to the range and rented a P99 in 9MM platform... and had a blast, it's very easy to get used to and lighter than i anticipated...
after firing 49 rds through it, my mother's friend urged me to try her Cobra .380...
that little sucker was half the size and about twice the weight, carried only 5+1 rds, and (when compared to the P99) was really uncomfortable... i couldn't wait to pick up the P99 again...lol!!!
I should be walking my P99 through my front door in about 2 weeks... i'm still so excited it's hard for me to sit still.... HAHA!
I'm thinking about running back to the range to try out a few other models and platforms, 1911, USP, .40 and .45 just to see what i'm not missing out on...
Hey, welcome to the forum. Glad U found a gun U like. I've been into handguns since I bought my 1st one in 1993. Took me until last year to discover the P99. Actually, I hate James Bond, so when the P99 showed up in the movies, I purposely ignored it all these years.
My local shop had one to rent, and I rented it 3 times (1st time, I wasn't too sure what to make of the mag release). After the 3rd time, I knew I had to get one
Now, with 3 of them, to me it is the perfect gun. I no longer see the point of buying 1911s. Not when I shoot the P99 better. And, it is so ergonomic. Wish I would have found it in the past. After last fall, they stopped importing the A/S model until late this Spring. Apparently, everyone kept demanding it. Luckily, I finally got ahold of a fullsize one after that. I almost missed getting my hands on 1 by "discovering" the gun so late.
Anyway, take a pic when ya get yours
I hard chromed all of mine. I love the 2 tone look - and noe more holster wear worry...
but i (for some reason) distinctly remember a Walther being in the first Medal Of Honor on Playstation 1... so i began looking up what was available from walther... and from first glance at the P99... i loved it... i have yet to fire a 1911 and look forward to the day but... until then i'm just going to enjoy my P99...
And... will do about the pics... i wanted a Titanium slide but from what i understand those were discontinued for wear reasons??? o-well black on black is cool...
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
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