that's funny...call me weird, but i never really noticed a difference in percieved recoil with the 9mm vs. the .40...granted, the 9mm i shot was a totally different gun and i wound up buying the .40 P99 for availability reasons, but i absolutely love the .40 P99...but i've never shot a 9mm P99 so my post is pretty much irrelavent...[b said:Quote[/b] (kbc @ Dec. 10 2002,9:40)]I agree with BreakerMorant.
You should definitely try both calibers, prior to a decision.
In my case, the required pistol training course that I took gave me a chance to try different calibers, Semi-auto & revolver. I chose the P99 9mm based on that training experience, as well as cost of ammo, and all the great reviews from owners. I also went with a 357 for my increased enjoyment at the range!
An FYI, as far as price goes, when I purchased mine, the .40 S&W and the 9mm were priced New with the .40 $30 cheaper than the 9mm (not sure why). They are both priced the same now at my local dealer.