November 9, 2004, 10:49 PM
Is this a traditional DA/SA auto, ie, with a heavy first shot and lighter second shot?
What is your opinion of this gun overall? I am looking for something that is Glock 19-ish in size, and this appears to fit the bill.
November 9, 2004, 11:17 PM
I have shot the full frame 9mm. It will be my next purchase for a duty weapon when my tax return comes around. The trigger pull:
It is a DA/SA trigger, very smooth in both. I think the DA is around 8 lbs, the SA is around 5 lbs. (feel free to correct me). Both are very smooth with a crisp release, no mush.
I'm sure someone who has had more rounds on one could give you better info.
November 10, 2004, 12:03 AM
There are several variations on the trigger for the P99. Identified by different extensions on the name. The regular P99 is tradition DA/SA with a decocker, feels good as petro said, less mushy than some guns for sure. P99 QA (quick action) is a double action only with decocker, I would assume it pre-cocks to lessen the double action trigger weight. And last is the P990, a double action only with no decocker, so it probably has a heavier trigger pull.
The catalog is at http://www.waltheramerica.com/manuals/P99.pdf , the last time I looked at it, it had a nice chart showing all the different trigger weights and stuff. Very nice gun, you can't go wrong with it.
November 10, 2004, 07:27 AM
I own one full size 9mm and one small frame. The full is a P99. Great gun!
November 10, 2004, 01:24 PM
It's not a traditional DA/SA. There are actually 3 modes: double action, long single action, and standard (short) single action. If you pull back the slide the gun will be in long single action. Once you pull the trigger half way, you'll hear a click, wherein the trigger will lock into the standard action mode. You can also decock after racking the slide to put the gun into double action mode. Subsequent shots after the first shot are standard single action unless you decock.
The double action pull is more than 8 lbs. It's about 12 lbs. I just had mine measured by Teddy Jacobson.