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Anyone ever encounter this new breed of P99? How are they compared to the previous stainless steel (or was it chromed) P99? Anyone knows for sure if the titanium model is made assembled in Germany thus having all the required proof marks?

Last but not least, who has the best deal on this titanium P99 in 40 cal? :)

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I seem to be the only one that has one as the consensus here is that they are "ugly". I got mine from Val, the place to get one, along with 4 HC 16 round mags.

I shot mine in a metal match last weekend and it functioned perfectly (as usual). It is all German made (as all P99s are now), with all the required proof marks. Alas, it does have "Smith & Wesson" as the importer lasered on the right part of the slide, but that's they way you get them now, can't do anything about it.

Can't really compare to the previous QPQ model as I never owned one. When I got it home from the match, I was quite dismayed that there was a 2 inch black streak on the slide from my Comptac Kydex holster. I thought I'd give a try to a pencil eraser (dry rub eraser) to see if it would come off and to my surprise, it did! But the dry rub eraser also took off some of the dull grey finish. leaving a lighter silver color. I don't know what's actually on the outside of the metal for a "coating" (it was quite dull and rough, not smooth like the black coating), but I "rubbed" the whole thing, and personally, I think it looks better now. It has a nice color too it, took a Break Free wipe and wiped it down, followed by a silicon treated cloth and now it looks just like new.

EXCEPT for a hairline scratch left after I took off the black streak. I am still disappointed that the Kydex holster could scratch the slide like that. I took a fingernail emory board to the inside of my holster where it was rubbing. I never did feel any burr or anything.

My Titanium is going to be my Steel shooter and keeper. I put Meprolights on it and I like it.

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Extremist, that's a bummer about the scratch.  IIRC the original QPQs were in the white with just the tenifer overcoat(which I understand is naturally clear). Are the new titanium models really titanium or is that just their name. It's hard to imagine a P99 could get any lighter.

Does Val at Gulfstream have a website? I have seen the ads on Gunsamerica. I would like to do some window shopping
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The P99 Titanium is apparently indentical to the QPQ with the addition of the following features from the press release:
"treated with a plasma nitriding and is finished with a titan coating"

Now I don't know what the "titan coating" is, maybe a translation error, and should actually be a "titanium coating".

All I know is that there was a dull grey coating on there that wasn't very durable, in that it easily scratched and even rubs off with a rubber eraser!

Alas, what's underneath appears to be a tougher finish, that looks good after it's been oiled and wiped.

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Quote[/b] (lunde @ Aug. 27 2002,1:04)]Hey Mike, are you looking for a P99 whose slide will match the Bar-Sto .357 Sig barrel?
Ken:

Euh, you mean a P99 in KB err... .40 caliber? Yes... I hope there's enough time for me to find one before the S/N deadline submition. ;-)

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