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Has everyone seen the ads in the various gun magazines for the new SW99 in .45 ACP?

Logically, I would presume that we see a P99 in .45 ACP in the not too distant future.  I'd buy one.

(I tried to post a pic of the actual ad, but unfortunately the file size was too large.)
 

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It's on the last pages of the new NRA Rifleman magazine. Looks great. I want a German Walther QA 45. I have been waiting for a 45 that's not too big that I can land a 747 on the top, like the Glock. The ad doesn't say how many rounds it holds or the size, but it says to go onto S&W's web site for details.
 

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Here is the pic from Catbird.  I cut the size down a bit for you 56k'rs.  




Here is the text from the ad to go with it:



Thanks Catbird! Now....all we need is a P99 Military in .45 and I'll be a happy camper.
 

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Maybe it's an illusion, but the front strap finger grooves on the SW99 pic look more prominent than those on my two P99s.
 

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I attended a local gunshow this morning and had an opportunity to fondle a SW99 in .45 ACP.  The grip circumference seemed quite a bit larger to me compared to my P99s; I shouldn't have been surprised.  I came away feeling somewhat disappointed.  Bottom line - even if Walther did offer one, I'd probably pass.  As always, YMMV.
 

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Catbird,

This is interesting news - can you be more specific. Can you compare it more to the P99 (grip length, weight, slide width)? Also, can you give any comparison to a Glock 30?
 

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I'm afraid that I will not be able to provide you with an intelligent answer.  In my mind, I feel that the fit and/or feel of a particular gun is both individual and subjective.

While I find my Walther P99s very comfortable in my hand with the medium (or small) backstrap insert, the large is not really all that comfortable.  The SW99 .45 ACP with the standard backstrap felt as big as my P99 with the large insert.

This may not be very scientific but the following equation is basically true:

The Glock 17 is to the Glock 21 as the Walther P99 is to the SW99 .45ACP.

I'm reasonably certain that you can get the exact dimensions from the Smith and Wesson website.

Sorry that I can't be more helpful.
 

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Thank you Catbird, that does help. I'll keep my eyes open at the local shows. I'm also hopeful of getting a pass to the Shot Show where I'll learn a lot more.
 
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