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Barbarian 07-20-2019 02:54 PM

Does anybody here edc the P 99?

PPS1980 07-20-2019 02:57 PM

Most days. I also carry the PPS and the LCP depending on clothing and activity.

imaoldfart 07-20-2019 03:11 PM

I carry the PPQ, P99 and MR9.....try to show em' all a little love.

P99 with Safariland, level III holster.

MR9 4.5", set up for cross draw.

I've got the same holster with a modified muzzle plug for my 4" Q's.

balance 07-20-2019 06:07 PM

I carried a P99 for many years. Mostly it was a 1st gen 9mm model made in 1999. I shot 14k rounds through it after purchasing it used, with an unknown round count, and it never gave me any trouble other than a single factory round that had no gunpowder in it.

I liked the fact that on the P99 design, the decocker acts as a "striker block". Pressing the decocker into the slide blocks the path of the striker, so even if the trigger is pulled and the striker is released, the striker will not impact the primer on the chambered cartridge as long as the decocker is pressed and held into the slide. I held the decocker pressed into the slide every time I holstered the pistol after finding out about this.

Barbarian 07-20-2019 07:01 PM

Balance: That is truly interesting and informative. With the da option on the P 99 being around 7 to 8 lbs I kind of doubt if a stray piece of cloth or string is going to cause a ND; but your method of holstering is doubly cautious and reminds me of why I put my thumb on the top of the hammer of my HK P 2000 ( another of my favorites) when I holster it. There could be a time when someone forgets to click the da option to give them the heavier trigger pull on the P 99 and your method might save them from a bad accident ( often called Glock leg). Thank you for informing us of this safety method of holstering!

balance 07-20-2019 07:52 PM

I doubt it was designed with holstering in mind, but when decocking the pistol, the decocker button itself is what stops the forward movement of the striker when the tab on the top of the striker impacts it as it is pressed into the slide. The fact that it blocks or stops the striker is what makes it effective as a safety device while holstering.

olstyn 07-20-2019 08:33 PM

My P99c has been my primary carry gun for a long time, and I don't really see that changing any time soon. I occasionally carry the full size, but that's mainly to/from matches - it's my primary USPSA gun. If I ever make the switch to an appendix IWB holster, I would strongly consider carrying the full size as primary, but if I was going to do that, I would most likely buy a second copy before making a habit of it - I'd rather keep the high round count off of the gun that gets the nod for possible defensive use, and my full size P99 sees 3K+ rounds/year, and seemingly more every year, so I will eventually break something on it just through normal wear & tear. Also if I was going to carry it as primary, I'd feel compelled to clean it on a more regular basis than I currently do. (I tend to let it get thoroughly filthy before bothering to clean it because the gun just doesn't seem to care; it runs and runs and runs even with every internal piece coated in a thick, nasty layer of carbon.)

Barbarian 07-20-2019 10:03 PM

olstyn: Which classification do you shoot in USPSA with the P 99. Production? I would think the P 99 would be a hard pistol to shoot USPSA with.
Good to hear that the pistol is so durable, reliable, and dependable and will run dirty as sin. Walther bragged that this pistol was the one that would go anywhere. I have heard of one spec op guy that carried it ( i posted that some time ago here). Thanks for the post.

olstyn 07-21-2019 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Barbarian (Post 1204450)
olstyn: Which classification do you shoot in USPSA with the P 99. Production? I would think the P 99 would be a hard pistol to shoot USPSA with.

Typically Production, yes, though I've also run it in Limited in some "outlaw" matches for fun. What makes you think it would be hard to shoot USPSA with?

muckaleewarrior71 07-21-2019 08:48 AM

My regular P99 serves as a secondary HD gun even though it has the absolute smoothest trigger out the box of all my Walthers including my PPQ. MY P99c normally serves as my EDC but I’ve been giving it a break in favor of my PPS M2 since Memorial Day. If I was into open or OWB carry I’d carry the P99 but that’s not the case at this point.

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