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A buddy from another site is selling his Black P99 9mm. It's got 100 rounds through ti, three factory magazines, two holsters, case, instructions ect. He's good people so I trust him on the rounds fired and I am sure he's kept it in great condition.

He wants $550 shipped to my FFL in CA.

My only real hesitation is that I prefer to try and stick with .40 S&W, but I do own another 9mm in Sig P228 so it's not like I'd have to stock different ammo than I already have. What to do what to do... ARGGGGGG!!!!
 

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The gun was originally designed in 9mm. It has a bit more recoil than other 9mms because of the bore axis. But, I still shoot it better than any other gun.

However, when magnified with the 40 cal recoil, I personally don't care for the P99 in 40 cal. I have had an opportunity to shoot one, and I probably would not be a P99 fan had I started with the 40 cal.

Just an FYI - others may disagree, but that is my opinion.

Also, before U buy that one, find out which of the 3 trigger styles it is.
 

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It's a very good price, and 9mm is a great caliber.

I agree with Ship; for me, the only question left would be which trigger it has.

BUT, if you really want your guns to be mostly/all .40, then even if it's a good deal, it wont be what you're after... it's only a good buy if it's what you really want.

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If it is a pre 2004 model, and you live in Kalifornia - then get it now. The older model will be off the list of "importable" handguns come December.

Since the older version is no longer made, I doubt it will be renewed.

In any event, old or new - the P99 is a great gun, one you will not regret owning!
 

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Is that 550 including shipping and ffl fees? You can get a brand new P99 AS (mm for 559 with 19 dollars shipping
 

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Hello Scorp,

I'm sure with all your credentials you know to be sure those three magazines are all ten-round or less. (Unless you are also LEO) Otherwise you may never see your P99.:eek:

Anyway, if it is AS trigger I would snatch it up immediately.
I got lucky on a trip to Florida and imported mine while the gettin' was good. I didn't even mind paying the outrageous shipping cost. :cool:

For the P99 it may be 'get it while you can' here in the PRK.

BTW did y'all get a load of San Francisco's Great Gun Buyback a couple weekends ago? What a marvelous way to unload a non-functioning or lousy gun to get a little cash toward the gun you really want!:rolleyes:

Russell
 

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If they are full cap mags and he/you wants to get rid of them, let me know. I may be placing an order at Midway soon.
 

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Hey Scorp. Many folks show a decided preference for the P99 in 9mm. I have never shot a full sized P99 in 9mm. I suspect it is a wonderful shooting gun. I base that opinion on my P99 AS in .40 S&W. I am primarily a .40 and 9mm shooter (probably more 9mm) along with .357 Sig and .45. I find the P99 in .40 to be a sweet shooting gun. Yes, there is more recoil and muzzle flip than with a typical 9mm, but as my P99 is a home defense gun I wanted a round with more energy so a bit more recoil and flip is perfectly acceptable. And no, I'm not going to recover for a second shot as quickly with the .40 as I would with the 9, but I'm not really a double tap kind of guy anyway. My style is a slightly slower rate of fire with more deliberate placement of each shot which I think is more consistent with the .40. And while I suspect that I would love the P99 in 9mm (and plan on owning one someday) my .40 with 180 gr. Federal Hydra Shocks provides a combination that fits the bill in a gun that I very much enjoy shooting.

You really aren't going to go wrong either way, 9 or 40, but if this is a self-defense gun and you are already comfortable with the .40, I think you may have your answer.

BTW, if you are looking at a P99 compact, stick with the 9mm.
 

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Yes, we've already covered the magazine issue. It's not a problem. I think I'm going to hold off for a .40 S&W... I think..... Maybe I will hold off. :D
 

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The SIG P228 and my new Walther P99AS are my favorite 9mm's. I put 150 rounds each through the P99 and 228 this morning. I had a newbie shooter tag along today, he admired the SIG but said the P99 was easier to shoot for him...even though it felt snappier he said he liked it better.
 
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