I just received one yesterday that was ordered by my dealer a week ago. I didn't ask which distributor he used and I don't know the retail price as I work for him so I got a big discount from retail. The article on the P99c in Combat Handguns listed it at 6 hundred and something but I imagine they are selling for less at the stores if you are in an area where they are at the stores. None have been put out on the shelves at the stores in my area (New Mexico) but the members and moderators of this forum gave me enough information on them that I felt comfortable just ordering one unseen. I'm very happy with it.
Yelf, It's pretty much impossible to give an exact figure as our deal involved some cash, some labor, and a trade. I make a habit of never asking about store costs. If I was privy to that kind of info before long I'd be having to do the books and I'd just as soon not have that headache.
Commander: I'm no expert but I'd think that the differences are the same as with the full size. The SW slide/barrel are made of stainless, Walther of steel with Tenifer finish. SW parts other than the receiver/grip are made in the US. Walther pistols are made in Germany. Except the magazines, those are made in Italy
rickn54 was the seller. Not sure if he stocks these, I really doubt it from his other listings. As it turned out the seller was a pawn shop.
The gun was sold as NIB and doesn't appear to have been fired as far as I can tell. It did have 2 very small black marks on it, 1 on the grip and another on the slide near the end. I haven't cleaned the gun yet so both may very well come right off in cleaning. I suspect it was from shipping in the Walther case.
I was open to either a SW or a Walther, was just waiting for the right deal to present itself. I had already seen a SW99c for $460 so when I saw the Walther for the same price it was a no brainer.