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Anyone have experience with the Walther P99? Particularly the P99 AS in 9mm?

I've been thinking about trading my Ruger P95 and going to a P99 for carry. I've handled them before and I find them to be more comfortable than a Glock or Sig. I also find the butt of the gun to more concealable than my Ruger, a Glock, or a Sig.

Thanks for your thoughts,

-Rob
 

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I've had a 9 mm anti-stress P99 for 2 or 3 years, and it is a great pistol. I can't ever remember it malfunctioning, and it is a very comfortable and accurate weapon. For some reason I don't take it to the range as much as I should, but it's a pistol I definitely would NOT get rid of. Too bad Walther is so poor at marketing and supporting their product line in the U. S.

If you purchase a P99, you won't regret it.
 
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Yes, I have one myself, in 9mm. Just the name Walther should say a lot. I originally bought it for my wife because I thought if it fit her hand and if she liked it she would shoot. Boy was I wrong.
But in looking at it more closely and doing some shooting drills with it I was impressed. Accurate and it went bang every time, also it had nothing to hang itself with if drawing from concealment. And yes it is more concealable and more comfortable (in my opinion) than a Glock,Sig, and especially the Ruger (yes I had one of those too). And if you've had that Ruger any length of time you're going to feel spoiled with the Walther. Yea its a big step up. One of the best options is being able to carry it in either DA or SA.
One thing to point out to you is is that the recoil spring in this pistol is quite heavy and on average it takes about 500rds to break it in. Initially it's recommended that you use 124gr bullets or larger in order to funtion properly and break the recoil spring in. After 500rds you can switch to WWB 115gr for practice. If you do it before that you'll get FTE's. Not enough heinie to get itself out. I was lucky enough to have one that would just, and I mean just kick the brass out but not lock the slide back. Doe's fine now.
Well thats all for now if any more questions give me a shout,
Vern.
 

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I've got a P99. I guess if it was new it would be the AS, but mine is an '03, when it was just called the P99. To be honest, I probably haven't shot it since '03. At the time it was my friend's, and I just recently bought it from him. But I remember enjoying it quite a bit. It's more accurate than I am, and very easy to use. I've heard of people not liking the position of the decocker, but I don't have a problem with it. Or maybe it was the fact that it had a decocker at all. Doesn't matter to me. I still love it.
 
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My wife caries a P99 QA .40 as a duty gun. I have shot it quite a bit and I really like it. It has never malfunctioned, and the adjustable grip makes it fit her hand.

You will not be disappointed.
 

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Thanks for the words gents. I'll definitely be looking over the next few months and into next year. The count down to my permit has begun. So, I'm going to be looking for a pistol easy to carry, affordable to shoot(since I'm still in college), and comfortable. The P99 certainly seems to fill these requirements. The only real downsides seem to be the cost of magazines and finding leather. I'm sure our Mr. Larsen can help me out on leather though. ;)

-Rob
 
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I was going to buy a P-99 a few weeks ago, then I saw a FN P-9 and when I held it in my hand It was a natural! and it was cheaper too! I have shoot around 200 hundred rounds in the couple of weeks I have it and It is very accurate and confortable. It doesn't jump as much as a P-99 I had test before. But Walthers are very fine guns, I myself have a P-5C and I think it is one of the best guns ever made. The P-5C is my carry gun and has fired more than 2,500 rounds without failures.
 

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I dunno about the AS trigger. I have an original P99. Made before Walther came up with their plethora of trigger options!! Mine works very well, thank you very much. It carries and conceals the best of all my full size service guns, including my P95!! In fact, the P99 is the only full size gun I will carry!! I hoof it around in a Kydex IWB holster, covered with a loose t-shirt.
 

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denfoote, the "AS" trigger stands for "Anti-Stress". That is the original trigger style for the P99(like yours). They added the "AS" after they came out with the other trigger options to designate it from the rest.

Thank you for your great review sir!

-Rob
 
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I have 2 P99, 9mm and 40 SW, both w/ AS trigger. Great, reliable weapons. I carry the 9mm. Nice carry, comfortable with right holster. I would question sell Ruger as it is a great weapon, perhaps not as good a carry. Ruger's are a rugged, reliable weapon. I'd carry the Walther.
 

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denfoote, the "AS" trigger stands for "Anti-Stress". That is the original trigger style for the P99(like yours). They added the "AS" after they came out with the other trigger options to designate it from the rest.

Thank you for your great review sir!

-Rob
You, Sir, are the first one to properly explain that term to me!! I thank you.

My particular P99 is a first production run (date code KK). The 18,943rd such specimen to roll off the Walther line. Miraculously, it came with two (2) factory 16 round mags!! I didn't ask any questions then and I'm not going start now!! ;)


 
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I owned one of the original Walther versions in 9mm for awhile, shot a few IDPA matches, had to make my own holster as none available at the time. The gun did shoot and was acurate and reliable and once going had an extremely short trigger reset. My problems with it were the sights, (Granted nowadays probably plenty different aftermarket options) I also didnt like the three stage trigger. You either had decocked long DA pull. Or starting from a chambered round you had basically a "Set trigger" You pulled the trigger bought half way and it clicked, then you had after some takeup a SA trigger pull followed by a short reset for follow up shots, So on the start you either had to "Set the trigger before holstering or get used to the clunky first shot. I see they have a bunch of different triggers now any of them with just the short SA pull while keeping the really short reset ? If so I may revisit them. Also if you csan find them the Walther P88 mags work but stick out just a hair.
 
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