Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Glockedout17, Nov 8, 2012.
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?
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.
The mag release would take a little getting used to but it's not hard and you may actually prefer it.
Here is some good reading on the Walther P99 http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p99/21987-p99-history-generation-changes-etc-newbie-questions.html
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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