Could not have said it better myself. P99s are the gold standard of Walther pistols currently available.
If safely reholstering the pistol is a concern, the decocker button can be pressed and held into the slide while holstering.The striker indicator can be used as a hammer is on a regular DA/SA pistol as a tactile warning when reholstering.
How do the new production (BH) date code P99 AS triggers compare to previous generations? I still have all Gen 1 P99s, never went for Gen 2+, but thinking about a new one of the latest iteration.20 years ago, I had an Interarms (marked) model, but it got traded away in the buying and selling of new toys. I recently, about 4 weeks ago, picked up a new one, a 2017 production. To date, I have put 350 rounds through it, mostly 9x19 ball ammo, SB, Magtech, and Winchester.
It has run flawlessly. I like the longer beavertail on the pistol because it helps to protect my hand. A Glock 19 hurts more. But the P99 is agreeable after a range session of 200 rounds. The shape of the slide too seems to help tame more recoil.
I prefer the paddle release. It makes more sense to have the magazine-release function up and out of the way of the grip.
I treat it as a DA/SA, always remembering to decock it to double action mode as I do on HK pistols. The striker indicator can be used as a hammer is on a regular DA/SA pistol as a tactile warning when reholstering.
The magazine springs seem strong and keep the follower in place. I dislike wiggly followers as seen on the PX4 and Jericho 941. It always needs to snap sharply up and down and not feel mushy or loose.
When going to an indoor range, I usually shoot an IPSC or IDPA target at 7 yards. With the P99, it is easy to keep the hits in the A zone. The pistol too is easy to use with the high, thumbs-forward grip.
Good to know thanks!extremist, My late gen P99 AS and c AS have better triggers than my Interarms imported first gen P99, both the DA and SA are smoother and, to me, lighter.
I have a (relatively) ancient SW99 and there's little comparison to the later model P99s where trigger pull is concerned. The older gun operates the same, but the trigger feels "notchy" in both modes.How do the new production (BH) date code P99 AS triggers compare to previous generations? I still have all Gen 1 P99s, never went for Gen 2+, but thinking about a new one of the latest iteration.
So how is the trigger pull during the 'long' AS pull? Same question for he shorter AS pull?My P99c has the grittiest double action trigger of any gun I’ve ever owned. The pull weight and length of pull are fine but grittiness bothers me some. I polished the trigger bar some as well as cleaned up and polished the striker channel some and it seemed to help a bit. Not a problem in a self defense situation, just a bit bothersome during range time. Still my number one carry however!