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Well, sometimes things just work out. I went to a gun show yesterday with the sole purpose of trading or selling my sigpro 2009 (9mm) for a sigpro 2340 in either .40 or .357. None to be found. Sold the sigpro and told myself I could live without a replacement until next month's show. However, saw a couple of Walther P99s in .40, one drab, the other black. Hefted it and it felt great in the hand. Asked the seller if I could possibly look through the manual that comes with it. Man, 3 seperate grip adapters, 4 different height front sights (I'm always filing on new gun's front sight to get to point of impact), 3 different ways to touch off the first shot, and an actually adjustable-for-windage-without-beating-it rear sight.
Well, it followed me home. I've got it cleaned up, the alarm clock set for 3AM, and plenty of ammo. I'm going to hit the range early (very early) and put it through its paces. Looks like it's going to be a great carry gun if it proves to be dependable with Remington 155 JHPs, my choice for .40 defense ammunition. Can't hardly wait.
 

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My newly acquired P99 (from Earl's) has very quickly become my favorite combat pistol. My SIGs have been spending more and more time in the safe.
 

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Well, it was a great start. It is only the second pistol I've got that put the first round right where I was sighting without any sight adjustment. (The other was a CZ 75BD) I guess that test target that came with it was the real thing. Little touches like that give you a good feeling about a company. I put 81 rounds of American Eagle and Remington 155 grain ammo through it, and it was flawless. At 10 yards it was extremely easy to keep all rounds in the standard silhouette head and chest. That single-action is great, and the long double-action isn't too bad either, compared to some other autos I've got. I liked the sigpro, but 9 out of 10 times I'd pull the double-action shot several inches low. A very pleasant experience. I believe this is going to become one of my favorite carry pistols. The ergonomics are superb. It really feels like it was custom tailored for my hand. Only during the last magazine full did I experience a little discomfort from my trigger finger dragging the bottom of the trigger guard, right at the edge of the fingernail. But I'm very pleased with it. I've got a little brass marking on the slide just to the rear of the ejection port, but I'm not too worried about that right now. I'm very content with my P99.
 

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In most instances the trigger finger problem can be solved by taking some fine sandpaper (I used wet sandpaper) and sanding down the mag release lever. It is usually the culprit in the finger getting sore fromt the dragging across the bottom.
 
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