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Millennials: Golden eye, airsoft, Brosnan/Craig...the P99 Final Edition

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Sad to see that no one on the Walther Forum has so far posted they bought a P99 Final Edition. Welp, that means I get the lucky first place spot to announce I bought one.

While I have said I do not understand why Walther chose their least popular grip color and nothing of value is added to the package including the "Final Edition" lettering that I could do without, this is the quintessential firearm for those who grew up on N64 Golden Eye, those who had owned 1 airsoft pistol that was likely a P99, and those who enjoyed James Bond Brosnan more because of the fantasy than the actual movie and loved the Craig P99 fight in his first movie role as James Bond.

Basically, I think this might be the most general population collectable firearm that will ever be. Maybe ever. The population just knows this gun. It is just amazing that the trigger is still fantastic today.

Thanks to "ShipWreck" from years ago for being one the most informative chaps about the gun on many threads, I bought, disliked the hump, sold a few...but this one stays.

Pics when it arrives.
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I'm only interested in a P99 if it's green.
What the what. "Chris" from Walther on an NRA youtube said they did it in green because the original was in green...
There was a 1st gen P99 that was available in green, and I believe it was called the "Military" model. There was another model that was even more rare that was available with a tan frame. Both had black backstraps. I'd imagine that if they tried to make the backstraps green, that they would be off in color being that the backstrap and the frame are two different materials. It would probably end up looking like the Beretta M9A3 pistols.

But I highly doubt the original/first P99 pistol was green. There were V-series P99 "prototypes" pictured on this forum in the past that are all black.
Going to be miffed if it doesn't work out since I've never seen this group before...but here is where I got mine. $750 but hefty shipping put it out the door for $789. Still shows in stock.

...and I didn't post the link. Sorry:

I know. I know. It screams sketchy.
Hey, did you ever receive your p99 final edition?
There was a 1st gen P99 that was available in green, and I believe it was called the "Military" model. There was another model that was even more rare that was available with a tan frame. Both had black backstraps. I'd imagine that if they tried to make the backstraps green, that they would be off in color being that the backstrap and the frame are two different materials. It would probably end up looking like the Beretta M9A3 pistols.

But I highly doubt the original/first P99 pistol was green. There were V-series P99 "prototypes" pictured on this forum in the past that are all black.
Yes. Desert Tan. I sent Walther about 60 emails about bringing Desert Tan back. Probably the sharpest looking color grip pattern I've seen. Then they put out their "Tan" painted PPQ and I knew it was never going to be the same again. Sigh.

Still waiting on arrival...a new P365XL is waiting at the shop for the P99 to come too!
First off, despite what Walther wants to say, the original P99s were black, green came later. Secondly, the only P99 I would associate with James Bond is a 1st Gen P99.

Most P99 pistols after the first generation would sit on shelves for quite some time (often months or even pushing a year) before selling, especially after the PPQ was released, hence why Walther made fewer and fewer as the years went on. I know all of my local dealers stopped ordering them very early on after the PPQ release. The "final edition" is nothing more than marketing to collectors.

All that said, the P99 was an amazing pistol for its day and is still one of my favorite pistols. I am in no way disparaging the gun or Walther's strategy for its send off. I imagine these will sell out quickly.
LOL. Sorry to do you like that but glad you snagged one elsewhere.

Funny story...

I was checking gun.deals at a stop light (terrible, I know... but my truck drives itself anyways). When I saw one listing in stock - and only one listing in stock - I immediately pulled over and couldn't whip out my credit card fast enough. Finished the transaction right there on the shoulder of the highway. :ROFLMAO:

I thought "you know, why don't I just wait until I get home - don't be crazy about this" but I'm glad my gut overrode my brain :)


edit: looks like a few dealers have them in stock, VERY few.



Edit2: I was actually poking around... looks like grabagun.com has ONE, guns.com has TWO, the other place has ONE...
Curious how many each dealer is going to get.
Yup... Walther P99 OD Green 9mm 4" Barrel 15-Rounds Final Edition $849.99
My favorite local gun store got two in a couple of weeks ago. Gave me a call. I fell for it and picked up one.

I鈥檝e not reviewed it yet, but I鈥檓 happy. I wrote up this review of my P99s and variants back on 17 March:

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I might be seeing why going outside of gun.deals normal retailers is biting me.

I have a shipping label...but still saying not picked up. Sigh.
Did the P99 have a "First Edition"?
It wasn't with a Walther P99 it was with
Kenny Rogers.
Good tune while loading ammo.
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the only P99 I would associate with James Bond is a 1st Gen P99.
Beat me to it.

New and like new Gen 1鈥檚 consistently sold for around MSRP all the way up until 2020 or so before they started going for a premium. I enjoyed the secondary market hunt and thought they were still reasonably priced for a discontinued pistol. Needless to say, it鈥檚 one of my favorites.
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