Would you trade Ruger SR9 full size for Walther P99c? Help!!

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  1. Glockedout17

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    Here is the scenario, I have two guns. A pump action shotgun (Mossberg) and a pistol (Ruger SR9). I conceal carry the SR9 sometimes but it prints and feels weird on my hip, so I leave it home sometimes and thats a no no. Recently I put it up for trade for something smaller and got an offer for a Walther P99c. Would this be considered a good trade? How reliable are Walther's? Any and all advice will be appreciated. Thanks GO17
     
  2. Pukindog12

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    See if you can fire the Walther first. If it does good then do the trade before they back out!!! If it doesn't suit you, you should be able to sell it used and get another new SR9.
     
  3. wild cat mccane

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    What trigger does the P99c come with?

    If it is the AS trigger than absolutely.

    Actually, yes period. The p99c costs more and you already note the SR9 doesn't work for you. So why not based on the cost increase you gain?
     
  4. Glockedout17

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    It has the QA trigger, I guess thats what the QA stand for right? Whats the difference between the triggers though? There won't be a chance for me to fire it before doing the trade. I would hate to trade a gun that I know is flawless for one that jams, but thats always a risk you take when trading. Is there anything I can look for to make sure its in good condition?
     
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    That would be my delema also. My SR9 has been flawless since day one and is one of the most accurate semi-auto guns I've ever shot.

    I don't have an answer for you.

    sorry.
     
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    QA = Quick Action. There is only one trigger mode and it's like the Glock. When the slide travels rearward the striker is preset and the trigger pull completes the strikers rearward movement and release. Hope that helps! BTW, it sounds like you couldn't wrong. The P-99c is a much more expensive pistol and if you didn't like it you could always sell it and buy something else. Most likely something new. ;)
     
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    If the P99c was the AS trigger I would trade it in a heartbeat. I am not a fan of the QA trigger, always reminds me of a Glock copy.

    Stay away from the first generation pistols. Easiest way to tell them is it has a "ski bump" inside the trigger guard just before the trigger. In addition to having a proprietary rail that can't fit anything.
     
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    Provided the P99 had no issues, I'd make that trade in an heart beat.
     
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    The P99c is an outstanding CCW. The QA trigger is very fast to shoot and the ergonomics of the gun are excellent. The paddle mag release is different than you're used to, but it too is very fast and easy to use.

    I'm a dedicated HK P2000sk user, (love that gun!!), but if it ever went down for some reason, the P99c is the gun that would replace it. It's that good.

    The Ruger for a Walther, IMHO, is a good trade. :cool:
     
  11. wild cat mccane

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    QA is glock trigger with a decocker.

    You actually can replace the stricker spring in it for a Glock spring and it will function perfectly with a reduced trigger pull. There is a write up for this on the waltherforum under P99 QA.

    The QA has since been dropped with the US release of the PPQ (out for a long time as the P99 RAD in Europe).

    To think that the P99c doesn't function as well as the SR9...well that is a misunderstanding of the P99's awesome track rate.

    No real reason to stay away from any generation of the P99's. Most changers were purely cosmetic. Ski bump in trigger guard was most radical...longer made release. Buffed up the block. nothing big.
     
  12. balance 740

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    First I'll say that there is nothing wrong with the first generation P99 pistols. They are as accurate, reliable, and durable as the later generations. The proprietary rail didn't bother me, and if it did, I'd buy a rail adapter from a member on the Walther forum that sells them to 1st generation P99 owners who want to mount lights and lasers on their pistols. The "ski-hump" in the trigger guard (which was put there to stop gloves from going under the trigger) never bothered me either. The improvements made in the later generations were when Walther went with the S&W rail, and started to polish the feedramp and areas that effected the smoothness of the trigger pull. I have over 7k rounds through my 1st generation P99, with only one malfunction due to a 147gr round of MagTech that had no gunpowder in it.

    Second, the P99c wasn't introduced until 2004, when the second generation was introduced. There are no 1st generation P99c pistols.

    As to the OP, I would make the trade, even though I much prefer the AS trigger to the QA trigger. Walther's polymer pistols are some of the more overlooked and underrated pistols out there. Lots of people didn't really like the QA trigger though, so make sure you do.
     
  13. ExTank

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    I would absolutely trade the Ruger for the Walther in a heartbeat. And that's not a slam on Rugers, either, just my liking for Walther's P-series pistols.

    As balance 740 says, Walthers are often overlooked and underrated guns, due largely IMO to the fact that Walther hasn't devoted as much advertising $$$ (DM, actually) as Glock, Sig, and H&K have, esp. w/U.S. Law Enforcement.

    IMO, they are every bit as good as their more well-known German and Austrian cousins, and with their lower market profile in the U.S., can often be had for very reasonable prices. I picked up a NIB PPQ 9mm for $60 less than MSRP just last weekend at a gun show, and I've seen Walthers going even cheaper at Cabella's.
     
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    That was very helpful. Cleared up the whole 1st, 2nd generation thing. Thanks for all the info and advice guys. I made the trade today and I must say that the Walther P99c is a very sweet looking pistol. It feels great in my hand and it looks almost brand new. I have to get use to the mag release and not having the extra grip length for my pinky. Overall i'm impressed and i'm happy that I went through with the trade. Can't wait to get out on the range and do some shooting.
     
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    You can get a plastic sleeve for the P99C, which will allow you to turn it into a full-sized P99, accommodating the 15/15-round mags at the same time. Add that an a couple of finger-rests and you'll really be onto something.
     
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    JUST BOUGHT A P99c

    I just bought a P99c with the AS trigger. I have shot the P99AS full size model and it replaced the GLOCK 19 as my favorite all around 9m.m. The ergonomics of the grip, light weight and the smooth trigger are what sold me.

    However, if you like the SR9, what about trading it in for a new SR9C. I prefer the WALTHER because it fits me so well, but the SR9C would allow you to keep weapon famililarirty.

    Just a thought.

    Jim
     
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    I have also shot the P99QA, but did not like it as much as the smooth double action of the AS models is one of the selling points to me.
     
  18. Glockedout17

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    I thought of getting the SR9c, but I never owned a German made firearm. So that and the fact that the Walther is worth more than the SR9, I think it would've been foolish of me not to do an even trade. However, I will be picking up a SR9c for christmas, they are really nice carry pistols.
     
  19. rugerron67

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    NO !
     
  20. Zebraranger

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    I'm a big Ruger fan and have many ruger handguns, about half semi autos and half revolvers. I also own both the P99 and the SR9 and I'd trade it for the P99 in a minute, and I like them both. Reasons are as follows.
    Ergonomics are good on both handguns, but better on the p99.
    Trigger much better on the P99, smooth as butter and breaks crisp and clean like no other semi auto that I own or have fired.
    Both are well built but the P99 is much more refined, lower profile sights and much smoother edges.
    Resale value also goes to the Walther P99, they just hold their value much better.
    The P99 is one that I've had for a long time now and cant ever imagine getting rid of it.
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