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Went to the range today with my NIB P99.

Very first experience with this particular 9mm:

Beautiful gun!  Everybody at the range (indoors) loved (and wanted to fire) this hand gun.

Accuracy....dead on!

Ease of handling, and use of Win White Box 115 FMJ....seemed fine, except:

One stove pipe....in 200 rounds. Why....not sure.

Any real surprises (at least,for me)?

Yes!  This P99 in 9mm has the exact same recoil as the Glock .40!

I found not even the slightest difference in the recoil of either gun.

And (as a cop) I have fired all models of Glock .40s.

Love this Walther P99!

Dan
 

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Hi Ken

Yes, I was aware of that from before I got the P99.

After I asked a number of gun people about it: not one of them said that I would have a problem with the first 300 rounds using the 115 gr.

Even the FAQ site (of your link) said the same thing: no usual problem.

And probably that is true 99% of the time with the P99.

Just not 100% of the time.

I was more surprised about the recoil being identical to the Glock .40.

Thanks

Dan
 

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Congrats Dan on the new P99!
I chose to break mine in last summer with ~500 rnds 124gr Geco 9mm. I shoot a lot of cheap Wally World Winchester white box 115 now.
Have 2000+ rnds thru mine, and it's time to change the recoil spring assembly. The polymer rod can get chewed up sometimes, as mine has.
 

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Thanks Guys!


Do I wait for the recoil rod and spring assembly, to get ""chewed up" or do I replace it now when it's brand new?

I have read everywhere that these polymer rods do not last and many people just go to steel or whatever.

Any thoughts?

I do love this hand gun.

Dan
 

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Actually, there were reports that maybe back a year or so ago that S&W shipped a few steel guide rods as replacement parts, but there was no way to specify, steel or polymer.
I just got my replacement assembly a week ago and it's a standard Walther part, polymer. It took more than 1500 rounds before the original rod started showing wear.
I have not heard of an after market assembly, but you could check with Wolff GunSprings to see if they have any plans to produce a steel rod assembly for the P99.
 
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