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I have been looking for a p99c but stumbled acrosss a sw99/c (was told by the store owner it was a p99c as). Should I consider buying this instead? It looked like a similar frame was made by walther but the action had SW99 stamped on it. I was told that Walther sold to S&W and I wouldn't be able to buy a p99c new. Should I consider this gun?
 

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Walther did not sell to Walther. That is a lie propagated by the gun shop. Walther has a 'strategic alliance' with S&W. S&W imports some Walther's. IMHO, hold-off your purchase until you are able to obtain an all German pistol. Contact S&W and they will give you a sku # for the particular P99 pistol you want. With that info, go to a dealer and present info (if they are not knowledgable about Walther's). It will help in finding a distributor who has the pistol.
 

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I have been looking for a p99c but stumbled acrosss a sw99/c (was told by the store owner it was a p99c as). Should I consider buying this instead? It looked like a similar frame was made by walther but the action had SW99 stamped on it. I was told that Walther sold to S&W and I wouldn't be able to buy a p99c new. Should I consider this gun?
I don't know whether you should buy the SW99c, but I do know that it is not true that you can't buy a new P99c, as I bought one a month ago. I also don't believe that it is true that Walther sold to S&W. Rather, it is my understanding that S&W imports the Walthers. I am sure that others with more information on this will chime in.

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I own a 9mm SW99c da/sa - love it. Some will only buy pure german-made guns, claiming that the S&W parts are somehow inferior. I don't see it. And as a S&W product, S&W warranties it for life. The Walther warranty is not a lifetime warranty.

No doubt about it, you can buy an 'authentic' Walther compact - I suppose that over time the pure german gun will have a somewhat higher resale value. But I doubt that it will be much of a difference. If you can get a good deal on the S&W, then do so. If you want to shop around, I'm sure you'll find a Walther. Either way, it's a great design.
 

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I have been looking for a p99c but stumbled acrosss a sw99/c (was told by the store owner it was a p99c as). Should I consider buying this instead? It looked like a similar frame was made by walther but the action had SW99 stamped on it. I was told that Walther sold to S&W and I wouldn't be able to buy a p99c new. Should I consider this gun?
I would hold out for the Walther P99c. They are still available. The SW99 and SW99c has been dropped by S&W, the shop owner is most likely try to rid himself of old stock.

Item #'s

WAP80000 - P99c QA 9mm 10rds
WAP90000 - P99c QA 40SW 8rds

WAP80002 - P99c AS 9mm 10rds
WAP90002 - P99c AS 40SW 8rds

WAP80003 - P99c DAO 9mm 10rds
WAP90003 - P99c DAO 40SW 8rds
 

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Wrong...... way wrong
S&W and Walther are called the "Strategic alliance"
http://waltheramerica.com/
It should say "frame made in Germany" and there are IMHO huge differences in appearance and material
the triggerguard on the SW99/c is different than on the P99/AS ... also the SW99 does not have a rail upfron.... though the Walther rail is not a standard rail... it's a weaver rail... but you can at least mount something on it if you desire to do so......
also the barrel and slide on the SW99 are steinless steel .... Walther's is tenifer treated steel.... there are some other differences but those are the main pointers....
Walther does belong to the Umarex group and will not in a million years be bought out by S&W.....
go locate a dealer ... might use the above link (there is a option to locate a Walther dealer) and order a P99c


P99 full size
WAWAP77000FC WAL P99AS 9MM 4" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP77003FC WAL P99QA 9MM 4" MIL BL 2-10RD
WAWAP77010FC WAL P99AS 9MM 4" BL 2-15RD
WAWAP77013FC WAL P99QA 9MM 4" BL 2-15RD
WAWAP77014FC WAL P99QA 9MM 4" MIL BL 2-15RD
WAWAP77022FC WAL P99QA 9MM 4" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP78000FC WAL P99AS 40S&W 4.125" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP78003FC WAL P99QA 40S&W 4.125" MIL BL 2-10RD
WAWAP78011FC WAL P99AS 40S&W 4.125" BL 2-12RD
WAWAP78013FC WAL P99QA 40S&W 4.125" BL 2-12RD
WAWAP78014FC WAL P99QA 40S&W 4.125" MIL BL 2-12RD
WAWAP78022FC WAL P99QA 40S&W 4.125" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP78053FC WAL P99QA 40S&W 4.125" TAN 2-12RD



P99 compact
WAWAP80000FC WAL P99C QA 9MM 3.5" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP80002FC WAL P99C AS 9MM 3.5" BL 2-10RD
WAWAP90000FC WAL P99C QA 40SW 3.5" BL 2-8RD
WAWAP90002FC WAL P99C AS 40SW 3.5" BL 2-8RD

Hoss... I am glad you found this forum... I guess you read this post already on the GTforum... but here it is again.......
 

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Thanks to everyone who posted (especially uncut who has helped me on two forums now). I'm going to go to a trusted dealer today and have them order a p99c. I'm glad I was able to find some help here or I might have fallen into that other dealers trap of lies!
 

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I have both a fullsize P(9 and a fullsize SW99. Both are great guns. Essentially the same gun. The Walther version looks kewler, IMHO. But, it is true - once U buy the S&W version, U will still be wanting the Walther later on...
 
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