Funny how our experiences differ with the same guns... - WaltherForums
WaltherForums
 

Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > P99

Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By Thunderbirdsport302
  • 2 Post By aklim69
  • 1 Post By PPS1980
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
milgunsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: the American West
Posts: 8
milgunsguy .22
Funny how our experiences differ with the same guns...

I bought my Walther P-99 9mm brand new in the late 1990s and dumped it as soon as I test-fired it.

It jammed at least once out of each magazine load (it came with two mags) when I fired 100 rounds of good factory ammo, two brands.

I hate that. I won't "break in" or gunsmith a new, quality-brand gun - either they work or they don't.

But, the P-22 that I bought a few years later has never jammed on box after box of three different brands of .22 long rifle. So, I kept it.
__________________
Books help get you through the times between gun purchases.
milgunsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Register
Old 12-24-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
Supporting Member
 
PPS1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Somewhere in the Deep South
Posts: 762
PPS1980 .22
That is odd. The P99 has been an incredibly reliable pistol for me with 0 failures of any kind across a vast array of ammo. I picked up a P22 the other day at the range it struck me as completely different in quality from ANY other Walther I have ever handled. Glad you like yours but I'll stick with my Ruger MkII for 22LR.
__________________
Walther PPS - Classic & P99AS - both with paddles and both in 9mm
Browning Hi Power, SAR K2-45, Ruger LCP, S&W 442, Ruger MkII, & FEG PA-63
NRA Life Member
...extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! ...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
Barry Goldwater
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
PPS1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 06:16 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
milgunsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: the American West
Posts: 8
milgunsguy .22
I've own Ruger Mark IIs , but,

they won't fit in your pocket like the P-22 does
__________________
Books help get you through the times between gun purchases.

Last edited by milgunsguy; 12-27-2016 at 01:47 PM.
milgunsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-24-2016, 08:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Thunderbirdsport302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,010
Thunderbirdsport302 .22
The number of folks here who would call a P22 reliable can likely be counted by the fingers of one hand with a couple of digits left over.

On the hand (pun not intended BUT embraced), the P99 has usually not cropped up with discussions of issues.

There's so many questions that could be asked in regards to cleaning, limpwristing, etc etc, that it makes my head hurt worse, and is irrelevant nearly 20 years later, anyhow.

Don't rule out a P99...both of the compacts I own (.40 QA, 9mm AS) are good to ride from hell to breakfast, and back again.

On the other hand, the P22 that I owned was problematic with all but Mini mags and Stingers, and that was after I smoothed the hammer face, clipped the recoil spring and some other little tricks learned from a guy here who goes by 1911 or something,
Vandal320 and PPS1980 like this.
__________________
time...money...motivation..

pick two..
Thunderbirdsport302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
aklim69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 638
aklim69 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by milgunsguy View Post
I won't "break in" or gunsmith a new, quality-brand gun - either they work or they don't.
I really don't want to get involved with making a gun work. I have sent a Kimber Solo back for work and when I got it back the slide release was noticed to be an issue. WHEN THE GUN SITS ON THE TABLE with the slide pulled back at the range and the most I can think of is the shockwaves from other guns are what cause it to release, I will sell that sucker. I don't care if it is a new or old, quality or not brand gun. If it doesn't work, we don't play.
aklim69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 08:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Herr Walther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Virtual Emmingen, BW
Posts: 2,325
Herr Walther Unproven
The three P99's I've owned have never bobbled any round in or out. I've never heard of any problems with this model.
__________________
An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut.

Made in the U.S. of parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg.

Die Familie Rentz seit 1535 http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2091&dateline=1394562  861
Herr Walther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
aklim69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 638
aklim69 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herr Walther View Post
The three P99's I've owned have never bobbled any round in or out. I've never heard of any problems with this model.
Someone borrowed my to shoot at the range and had a lot of issues. Traced it down to the OAL of the cartridge. IF I had known he was going to shoot reloads, I'd never have let him shoot. Serves me right for not asking. These days, "my gun, I approve the loads"
aklim69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2016, 09:18 PM   #8
Supporting Member
 
PPS1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Somewhere in the Deep South
Posts: 762
PPS1980 .22
Quote:
Originally Posted by milgunsguy View Post
they won't fit in your pocket like the P-22 does
No but it shoots everything I put through it. My PPS is for my pocket.
Eric357 likes this.
__________________
Walther PPS - Classic & P99AS - both with paddles and both in 9mm
Browning Hi Power, SAR K2-45, Ruger LCP, S&W 442, Ruger MkII, & FEG PA-63
NRA Life Member
...extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! ...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
Barry Goldwater
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
PPS1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 11:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,066
Barbarian .22
I have two and I have never had a problem. Put everything through them including steel case crap ammo.
Barbarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 06:36 AM   #10
Supporting Member
 
olsoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida "The Gunshine State"
Posts: 6,730
olsoul .22
Here is the thing, it isn't the "same" gun. Even though mass produced and similar, each weapon is hand assembled from parts with slight differences by different people. There will be individual variations. Who knows what makes a good gun go bad....or a bad gun go good?

If I took the time to research and purchase a weapon I'd likely try to track down the problem before ditching the machine. This is especially true in this case, although it is a fact that the P99 didn't have its proven track record 20 years ago.
__________________
A Mime is a terrible thing to waste
P.38 (ac 44), PPK/S, PPQ FE, P99c AS, PP (too many to count), PPQ Navy (classic), PPK, PPQ (classic)SBR, P99, PPQ 45 ACP
In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine-Erwin Rommel




olsoul is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > P99

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.