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Hey all, like my title states, I'm a newb to the forum and just seeking some info/input. I'm purchasing my first handgun very soon; almost 99% sure it's gonna be a p99. I've had my eye on the p99 for a while now. I just had a couple of questions. I called around to a couple local gun shops down here (Richmond, Va) the other day and only one of them hand the gun in stock. He quoted me about $800 (is that normal pricing for it??). Also, one gun shop rep I spoke to told me that walther is no longer producing the p99 and that he had none left in stock because of this fact. Is this true? I am most likely getting the 9mm QA; however have considered the .40SW. Any major differences I should be aware of other than the fact that SW is an american manufacturer and the actual walther is manufactured in Germany? Also, is there a distinct difference between the anti-stress model and the quick action? Like I said I'm a newb so any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Looking forward to everyones responses. Thanks!
 

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I got my brand new P99 AS for about $550, so $800 is way too high.

That other shop owner was full of it. Walther would not discontinue their flagship pistol.

Both the 9mm and the 40SW P99s are made in Germany. The SW is just part of the caliber name.

The AS trigger is a SA/DA trigger, the QA is like a Glock trigger. They are very different and you should do some reading up on both before you make your decision.
 

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I shot a P99AS in 9mm at an indoor range in Richmond several years ago.
They may still have one there for rent. If not, you could probably try mine. I live west of C-ville. Mine is in 40S&W. Good luck and welcome to the club.
 

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If you don't mind me asking, which store did you call for a quote? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I could say Aha..but if it was Green Top, I'd be a little surprised since I've seen P99's in there for around $500.
 

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chris mapp,

I called Gander Mtn and that was the quote they gave me. Actually, Green Top was the shop that told me they had none in stock and that he believed walther stopped making the p99. Am I getting jerked around? Anyone have any experience with Degoff's in Mechanicsville? My friend told me to check them out. Thanks for the feedback!
 

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chris mapp,

I called Gander Mtn and that was the quote they gave me. Actually, Green Top was the shop that told me they had none in stock and that he believed walther stopped making the p99. Am I getting jerked around? Anyone have any experience with Degoff's in Mechanicsville? My friend told me to check them out. Thanks for the feedback!
There is more information in this forum on the P99 than any human can digest in one sitting. I recommend you use the search function and type in "QA" "AS" or "trigger" and you will find tons of info. Also google "p99 faq", there is another site with tons of information.

Also check out the Trading post on this forum and you will see what individuals have been getting for P99s for sale.
 

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It looks like for whatever reason, Gander Mountain is expensive on Walthers. They were asking $749 for a new PPS when I was there. Most of their other prices were in line with different shops in my area though.
 

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List price on Walther's web site is currently $740. When I last looked at the end of December, it was $679. In the same time period the price on waltherpistols.com has gone from $577 to $625. So far one local dealer just quoted me $699 to order a new one. Given the recent price increase, I'm not sure what to expect. Is this from exchange rate fluctuations? Now I'm kicking myself for taking my time.
 

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I would think this has to do with exchange rate of Dollar to Euro
 

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I just saw a new P99 at a gunshow in Virginia at the end of December for $550. If you can't find a local dealer you can always order one through an online dealer and have your local dealer or pawn shop do the transfer. All my local dealers seem to want to rip you off with their prices on new guns. I just tell them they can lower their prices and make some money off of me, or they will be stuck just getting the $20 transfer fee.
 

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I just saw a new P99 at a gunshow in Virginia at the end of December for $550. If you can't find a local dealer you can always order one through an online dealer and have your local dealer or pawn shop do the transfer. All my local dealers seem to want to rip you off with their prices on new guns. I just tell them they can lower their prices and make some money off of me, or they will be stuck just getting the $20 transfer fee.
The lowest transfer fee I found here in Southern California was $75....Turners Outdoorsman charges $150!
 

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I just paid $630 for a NIB P99 AS 9mm...I found several on the internet out of state for about $560 to $585 but by the time I added the transfer fee, I did not save any money....Buying it locally obviously has some advantages anyway.
By charging a high transfer fee, CA dealers obviously discourage shopping nationwide.
 

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I called around to a couple local gun shops down here (Richmond, Va) the other day and only one of them hand the gun in stock.
If they don't have one in stock, see if they will order one in for you.

That's what I did when I got my CZ 75 P-01...

If they won't order you one (as opposed to can't), then I wouldn't shop there any more. My recommendation...
 

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Also, is there a distinct difference between the anti-stress model and the quick action?
Google for Lunde's P99 FAQ.

But the short answer is that the AS model is Double Action for the first shot (if it's been decocked after chambering the first round) and Single Action for every subsequent shot. This is known as DA/SA (some folks call it SA/DA, means the same thing.)

QA stands for "Quick Action, but is really a Double Action Only (DAO). My understanding (I may be wrong) is that the trigger/striker is at a "half cock" type of setting, so the double action trigger pull is less than the DA pull on the AS. I could be wrong, the FAQ will have it correct.

Good luck in your search! *subliminal message: Walther, Walther, Walther*
 
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