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Sweet !!!! For pocket carry I imagine...



(assuming this picture is actual size)

Sorry... not enough P99 posts for my liking, figured I'd try and mix it up.

So how come Walthers web site (US & German) or so horrifically bad ?? Why no 2004 Catalog on-line ? Why no official release of new model info. on their sites ? How come no Walther employees responding to questions/concerns here ?

Just strange to me in this modern COMPUTER/INTERNET age companies like this wouldn't take the minimal extra effort to reach out to their consumers... plus get out info to increase interest/sales...
 

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I have always always always thought if you're going to carry something that big into harms way, you might as well get an SMG. Like an FN P90 or a compact version of an MP5.

Maybe I'm missing something that someone else can educate me on, but I don't see the benefit of having a sidearm that is nearly as big as a more capable SMG.
 

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Quote[/b] (Ni3Frontier @ April 10 2004,12:57)]I have always always always thought if you're going to carry something that big into harms way, you might as well get an SMG.  Like an FN P90 or a compact version of an MP5.  

  Maybe I'm missing something that someone else can educate me on, but I don't see the benefit of having a sidearm that is nearly as big as a more capable SMG.
Just a hunch, but I think they're trying to illustrate all the things you can have as add-ons, not recommend this configuration as a your daily carry gun.

In reality, it's not a big a deal as it looks.   It appears to have a suppressor, laser sight, scope mount, and an extended magazine.  You can add or remove a suppressor in the field relatively easily.  Laser sights are generally something for the movies, not reality.  I can acquire my target far quicker with night sights or a red dot scope then hunting for some little speck of red light.  Besides, if you're using a laser sight there's little reason to have the scope mount, especially since there is no scope.  -This is just "gun porn."  

Regarding the SMG preference, you're assuming that the individual isn't already burdened by a rifle.  If I've already got my rifle, I'd rather carry the pistol and bring some add-ons than have to tote a third weapon which happens to be hanging from a sling.  -There are times when you bring a pistol with a can into the field, but fortunately 99% of us will never see them.
 

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hehe looks like a stars wars blaster gun or something.

I think it just needs a tactical sling and a forehand grip


to be honest, if I already had some 4 P99s, a couple colt 1911s, a P88, a Ruger GP100, and a ww2 original issue P38 with hoslter, and still then i had money that i would not know how to spend, then and only then, i might buy all that excentric stuff and would hang it in a wall just over my tv. All super duper strange guns in the movies would look very simple lol
 

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Of course this isn't a demonstration for the average Joe. I would see this only being used seriously (as in not just a range/show-off gun) by LEOs or specific groups of the armed forces.
I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it but you are right; it would not make sense to install all of these accessories at once.
 

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P88,
  I think you're right about it being an airsoft gun.  If you right click on the photo and click "Properties" you can see the URL that the picture is taken from.  If you chop off the [Filename].jpg part from the URL, it takes you to a directory where you can click on the html file that the picture is from; the link for this is below;

http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~osts_hp/toygunroom/maruzen/p99t/p99t.htm

  Maruzen is a manufacturer of airsoft guns, and the 'toygunroom' part of the URL also points to it being a fake.

  I'd have to give them credit for it though; looks real to me.  I don't see any marks or features on the weapon itself that would give it away as being fake, with the possible exception of the silver colored barrel shroud, but that could just be the flash.

Their main site is here; they have a few versions of the P99 and a bunch of other types of weapons there too;
http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~osts_hp/toygunroom/toygunroom.htm

-Yoshi
 

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One section under the main page says "Model Guns" which sparked my curiosity;

Are plastic model kits of real weapons available in the US? I think it would be interesting and fun to put one together and find out how it works, even though you wouldn't be able to see the internal parts once it was assembled. It would be great, even if the model kits weren't full scale.
Wouldn't it be nice to see the internals of exotic weapons that few of us will ever actually get to see much less disassemble? Like the FN P90, and other curiosities.

-Yoshi
 
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