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As all of U know - I have a P99 A/S 9mm, a P99c A/S 9mm and a SW99 9mm. I bought the SW99 for $439 in 2005 when I couldn't find a P99 A/S in my area. It is a great gun, and before I tracked down an actual Walther, it was my most accurate handgun.

In general, though, I prefer the Walther. It looks cooler, I prefer the grip texture of the Walther more, and the slide to frame fit is a bit tighter. Also, when the slide is back, the SW99 barrel has more play than the Walther does.

I keep my SW99 as my night stand gun with an M5 light on it. I use it instead of the P99 A/S, so I don't have to keep taking my light on and off (I shoot the P99 much more).

Yesterday, I took my SW99 out for the first time in about 7 months. I noticed that the trigger is a bit smoother on my SW99 than the P99, but yet it is heavier on the SW99 by just a tiny bit. Also, when shooting, I've noticed for quite some time that the P99 is just a bit more accurate. My SW99 groups great - but its easier to hit the bullseye with the Walther.

While the SW99 is a great gun, and I have my slide hard chromed and do not plan on getting rid of it. The Walther is the better gun by just a hair...
 

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Your walther has a lifetime warranty now as well thanks to S&W. Just FYI

This seems to be bogus information,, I just called walther america and they told me there is only a 1 year and has not heard of the lifetime warranty on Walther pistols??? Where did you here that from
 

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Quote: "Also, when the slide is back, the SW99 barrel has more play than the Walther does."

Q: What possible difference can that make?

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5. Do the PPK and PPK/S-1 have the Smith & Wesson Lifetime Service Policy?
No, the PPK and PPK/S-1 are Walther pistols which are manufactured for Walther by S&W. They have a one year warranty which covers defects in material or workmanship.
Taken directly from WaltherAmerica.com FAQ. If it doesn't apply to the PPK, why would it apply to the P99?

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Back to the topic...

I'll take the P99 over the SW99.

Both would perform flawlessly, but I like the sleeker looks of the P99 better.
 

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With regards to the warranty, its officially one year but s&w has some of the best customer service you could ask for. If you're out of the warranty period chances seem good that they're going to take care of you.
 

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Not only does S&W have the best customer support in the business, but when they do charge for a service the prices are very reasonable.
 
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