Basically.....they changed the rail, triggerguard, slide serrations, and slide release.
I personally don't like the new look.
May 24, 2004, 03:50 PM
My eyes! My eyes! What'd they do to that poor P99.
May 24, 2004, 03:59 PM
If that was done by a plastic surgeon would be malpractice
May 24, 2004, 04:28 PM
That takes care of me running out and buying a new P99!!
I'll keep my old one, thank you very much!!
May 25, 2004, 12:27 AM
What's up with the trigger on the new model? It looks like it has a Glock style safety. :confused:
May 25, 2004, 12:45 AM
All I have to say is........
May 25, 2004, 01:24 AM
Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like it. I really hate the direction Walther is heading. The new P99, the P99 compact, the G22 rifle.....BLECH. :mad:
May 25, 2004, 03:14 AM
yeah that new walther looks absolutely horrible.
Anyone know how durable walthers are corrosion resistant wise? I want a gun i can carry while washing my car, or leave in the bathroom while taking a shower.
Will the Walther require little maintenance like the Glock? Any reports of rusting?
BTW, how is the Walther trigger compared to the Glocks? :)
May 25, 2004, 03:30 AM
It looks like it has a Glock style safety.
That trigger block is only on the DAO model.
Yeah, I like the old look too. Glad my wife already has one.
May 25, 2004, 03:33 AM
acutally I still love the look of the old P99's the most.
The ones that doesn't have the "dent" on the front of the slide.
I saw a titanium slide P99 older model on this forum and oh man... that P99 is by far the sexiest oh these newer models.
I wonder how the P99 enthusiasts have taken this. You think Walther is getting a lotta flack for introducing this sorry looking gun to the public?
May 25, 2004, 08:47 AM
"Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like it. I really hate the direction Walther is heading. The new P99, the P99 compact, the G22 rifle.....BLECH. "
The older looks better, but the new one is more practical for a service pistol. The larger trigger guard has more space for gloved finger, and the slide catch is ambidextrous.
May 25, 2004, 01:11 PM
I, for one, am glade to see that "hump" inside the triggerguard go. That thing hurts my fiingers when I fire my .40 (it doesn't become noticeable with my 9mm).
May 25, 2004, 01:17 PM
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE?!?!?
I used to like P99s... Not anymore.
For hell's sake, when are they going to figure it out -- it if ain't broke, don't fix it.
Are they still going to offer the old ones? (ohpleaseohpleaseohplease)
May 25, 2004, 02:37 PM
Just so everyone understands, take a look at the catalog on your own before leaping to a condemnation. Walther Defense Catalog 2004 (http://www.carl-walther.info/Ersatzteil/Defense_Katalog_E.pdf)
The new slide stop is only on the QA and DAO. It looks different because it is ambidextrious. The AS (which is most like the majority sold today), retains the left sided slide release. On the AS, the major changes are useable rails, a deletion of the trigger guard hump, and the love it or hate it revision to the slide serrations. There also seems to be a mild reconfiguring of the lines of the slide itself.
It really doesn't matter to me, as I am one of those in the minority that prefers the look of the SW99 anyways. I like curves more than angles.
If you enjoyed reading about "Walther P99 changes" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!