I dunno what happened, I am sure i clicked on option: I've read about it in a publication.
I always wanted a new pistol from Walther that could compare to the newer wondernines, but then came the very expensive P88. I definately could not afford one and although a very good gun, it does not look as good as the P99. I still wish i could have one, but gladly the P99 came out. I was suscriber to Gunns & Ammo magazine and then to Petersen's handgun magazine. I think they were announcing its release with quite some anticipation. Then finally it apeared in one issue when my subscription had already expired. I saw it in a grocery store ( Ii mean the magazine hehe). I said, wow, this i must have some day. In that long interim, I had already started to hear about the 0.40 round, and from all the controversy on the 9mm vs .45, still hot back then, I was begining to feel a bit untrusty about the relatively small caliber. So, when I was finally able to afford the P99 I chose the 0.40 one. This is the only pistol I have ever owned. I am very happy with it, although I cannot use it very often. It stays home all the time.
Now that I have heard of the .357 conversion, maybe i will try to go that way too.