FN FNP-9 or Walther P99 SA?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Fishbed77, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Member

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    I'm having a tough time making up my mind between these two for my first 9mm pistol. I've ruled out the Glock 17 and Springfield XD (don't like the feel of them) and the S&W M&P (nice ergonomics, don't like the trigger at all).

    I love the ergonomics of the Walther . It just feels perfect in my hand, and the fit and finish look the best of any polymer gun I've seen. I also like the decocker location. Around here, they are going for around $600. I'm a little wary about parts and extra mags for it - looks like they are really expensive.

    The FN also feels pretty good in hand, I like that it comes with 3 mags, and I've read nothing but glowing reviews of it. I also love that it's manufactured in my hometown of Columbia, SC. The best price I've seen abound here is about $535, including the $50 FN rebate (everyone on the internet says they run well under $500, but I haven't seen any around here anywhere close to that price).

    What do you folks think?
     
  2. vaherder

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    I take the Walther

    But its close. A matter of personal choice. Both are great guns. I have shot both. I have P99AS in 9mm. Favorite handgun this week.

    Try Jet Guns last I checked they had a P99 for $520

    Va herder
     
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    I have had both and both are good guns. That said, I sold my FN and bought another P99 AS so I would have A back up.
     
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    Moved to another thread
     
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    I have an FNX9 and love it. You have to be careful thou if you find an early model make sure the magazines lock good. The problem was solved in the later models. If you compete you also have to be careful from cocked and locked that you do not push the safety to hard or you will decock the gun and shoot your first round DA. I have done this once on speed plates.
     
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    I could not make my mind between S&W 99 and Walther 99. They both take same Italian made magazine but I liked rounded frame of S&W little better. There is entirely too much plastic there which I did not feel comfortable with. I bought 3rd generation compact .45 S&W pistol instead.
     
  7. Fishbed77

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    FYI - took advantage of our state's tax-free firearm weekend and got a P99 on Black Friday! Only shot a few clips through it so far, but I've got a feeling I'm going to like it a lot!
     
  8. kinkinhood

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    I have an FNP9 and have found it rather good, especially for the left handed crowd. Only issue I ever ran into it is the action sometimes not catching back when the magazine was empty.
     
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