Walther P99 40S&W opinion


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Ruger745
April 12, 2011, 07:50 PM
Hi all,
Recently, I was in my local gun store and had the opportunity to look at a Walther P99 in 40 S&W. I really took a shine to this pistol; fit and feel were excellent IMO, light, and all made in Germany. I then looked at some posts and found out that some people were having problems with their P99ís if parts were made here by Smith and Wesson. I was wondering if this is still a problem, how reliable is this pistol, and whatís your overall opinion about it?
Thanks for the info
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DAdams
April 12, 2011, 10:54 PM
I have a P99AS in .40 but don't have a significant number of rounds through it yet to provide an rigorous and complete review let alone longevity or long term reliability statistics. I do like the AS trigger and the ergonomics work well for me.
You may also wish to consider an M&P full size .40Pro. 4.25 inch barrel and comes with night sights. You can get 9mm mags and barrel or even a 357 sig barrel and use the .40 mags. Multifunction.

You may want to spend some time here.

http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p99/

Fishbed77
April 12, 2011, 11:38 PM
I then looked at some posts and found out that some people were having problems with their P99’s if parts were made here by Smith and Wesson.

All new P99s are 100% German-made. Only the very earliest production .40 P99s had slides & barrels manufactured by S&W. If the slide and barrel has the "Eagle over N" proofmark, it was made in Germany.

You should take a look at this website - it has everything you would ever want to know about the P99:

http://www.lundestudio.com/WaltherP99FAQ/

Personally, I own a 9mm P99AS, and it is a fantastic handgun. It has been 100% reliable with all types of ammo. This is not surprising, since the P99 has a reputation for extreme reliability. For just about $40-$50 more than what a Glock goes for these days, it's a vastly better pistol in most respects (trigger, ergonomics, accuracy, fit & finish). The ONLY downside it that accessories can be a little tougher to find than for a Glock or M&P, but they are out there, thanks to the fact that the P99 has been around a while now (about 15 years).

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