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Dear P99 people

I was just wandering how many of you had the chance to select between the P99 and Glock ( 17, 19) and finally decided to buy the P99, I did, and hope I've made the right choice. Ultimately, isn't Glocck toooo common these days ?

Dave
 

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Hello Dave,

First, welcome in the circle of P99 owners !
A few years ago I had the same choice to do. Walther won for me because of its incredible feeling : to have been created for my hand (Thank you M. Morini !). The square shape (even the new one) of the glock was really unpleasant... At the shooting range, it was less obvious : I was more accurate with the glock, it's so easy to shoot. A friend of mine, even not shooter, was able to reach the black part of the C50 target at 25 meters with it. It was more difficult with the P99, the trigger is particular. For my first day with a glock at the same range the worst shot was an 8. With the P99, several shots were in the white part of the C50... I was a bit desappointed...
At short range (7m), the P99 was more efficient and quicker to point. As I bought that gun for a combat gun, I choose the P99. My 357 Manurhin (5"1/4) stays the best to shoot at 25 m, I thought. That was 2 years ago...
Today, I know that it was the good choice. I'm now familiar with the trigger of my P99 and I usually make tight groups, better than the glock at 25 m. At short range it's very quick for pin shooting (the five bowling are down -not down the table, it stays à 9mm
-  between 3 and 3,5 sec.). I think it's great for a factory gun.
Some people will say the glock offers more accesories and it's true but what does it mean if the gun fell bad in your hand ? Moreover, there are more and more accesories for P99 too now !

About the reliability they probably are equivalent (both excellent with good ammo).

Enjoy your P99 Dave, be patient at the beginning, practice often, even without bullet, to feel that so special but so great trigger.

Sorry for my bad english, i need to practice too


Bye.
 

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French shooter....

You just reminded me of something that seems to be true with me also. At my out door shooting lease I could hit a gong at 50 yards extremely easily with the Gloc 22 i had.. i noticed this time that i could not with the Walther first day out.....I guess i'll have to get used to it and practice
 

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I actually just bought a P99 QA after owning GLocks for years. I am more accurate with the P99 than I ever have been with the Glocks.
 

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P99, Glock 17, both a great, neither would be a bad choice.
I have both and wouldn't hesitate to depend on either of them.
 

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Remember,

You cannot shoot lead bullets in a Glock. It can cause malfunctions and kabooms.
You cannot shoot reloads in a Glock. Same reason.

You can do both in a Walther.
 

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I bought glock 19, but traded it off after NM-P99 turned me onto Walthers. I've never looked back and won't unless the Wlather turns out to be much less reliable than the glock, which is hard to believe for me at this time. 3k rounds without a hiccup and I know people with many more than that. For me the Glock points funny, the Walther points like the glory of Heaven. After some coaching from Andy Stanford, I who as many of you know, am not the world's greatest shot, was potting two of three 1.4 inch X'es on targets at .5 second intervals, and the third I missed by less than an inch.
I would like to try a Walther QA trigger, and if I get a chance I will and if I like it I'll buy it. but i"m pretty happy right now.
 

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Actually, I was headstrong to buy a Glock 19 after enjoying my G34. The dealer had a P99 in 9MM and I decided I liked the way if fit my hand much better and so I purchased it instead. I was so impressed, I went on the buy the P99 in .40 S&W instead of the G23.

Just wish Walther put out a .45 ACP. Please, no messages regarding the SW99 in .45. I don't hold any grudges against Smith, but I prefer the lines of the Walther design.
 

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Quote[/b] (adend @ Nov. 02 2003,7:37)]Just wish Walther put out a .45 ACP.  Please, no messages regarding the SW99 in .45.  I don't hold any grudges against Smith, but I prefer the lines of the Walther design.
That's too bad. The SW99 .45 is a sweet shooter.

I never liked the action of the Glock and the grip angle was unnatural. The P99/SW99 is as natural as pointing my index finger. I'm also not a fan of the polygonal barrel.
 

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For me, if I compared Glocks to cars, they'd be the Honda Civics of handguns - everybody seems to have one and they all say they like them. But I'm wondering how many people say they like them just because so many other people swear by them.

From my personal experience with Glocks, I'd say they are good weapons, but I would never get one. I hate the way they feel in my hand. I don't know what it is about the grip, but it doesn't go with me.

Aesthetics is not a concern with the functionality of a handgun, but I think the Glock to be one of the most plain and boring looking handguns out there.

Maybe I'm a little kid that likes attention
, but I love it when people come up to me at the range and ask me "Hey, what is that?". I'll tell them proudly that its a P99 and let them hold it. I like watching them smile as they feel how comfortable the grip and weight are.

And if you see a Glock...well...its just another Glock.
 

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I've rented a Glock before at my range, and liked the grouping that it attained at 25 yards. Pretty good actually for never having fired a Glock! But when I used my P99 for the first time the grouping wasn't too tight. So I switched backs (to largest) and it feels better in my hand now, and after 3 trips to the range, my accuracy has improved quite a bit.

NOTE: Bad grouping might have been attributed to the loose Trijicon sights. Since then...my local gunsmith shimmed it up ($13.29 later) and that may have helped a bit as well


Greg
 

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Wife and I have gone through 4 GLOCKS. Gave the last one to the kid.

Picked up a P99 at a Gun Show and that's all she wrote. Fit the hand like a glove.

Now we have 2. Can't take hers away.
 

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The only reason I keep my Glock 17 around is because of the 3 digit SN. Somehow I think it has value.


But, the P99 wins hands down.
 

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FOR A SOUTH PAW LIKE ME , I DID NOT THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING A P99. I WENT FROM A SIG 229, WHICH I LOVED, TO THE P99, AND I'M GLAD I DID.
 

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G21 was a good shooter but way too fat for my hands. My G17 has been flawless for 9000 rnds. My G19 was a PITA, jammed consistantly and finger groves were just wrong. Still have the G17 but it never gets shot. Got a P99, 8000 rnds later she has been flawless. It's not as accurate as the G17 for just shooting bullseye groups.
BUT, in action shooting, multiple targets, shooting on the move, ect, I am faster and more accurate with the P99 than with any other pistol I have ever shot. The P99 just has a great ballence, and fits perfect for a great natural point of aim. And at the last few targets of a string of say 10or 12 double tap targets and your still hitting alphas one after another,as fast as you can go, really show a pistols shootability to me.. And it carries CCW as easily as the G19.
I've carried and shot Colt Commanders for a couple decades and didn't think I would ever find a pistol I would shoot better than my personal Commanders. But the targets and times have proved to me that I do shoot some faster and slightly more accurately with the P99.
And if I ever have to replace the Lightweight Commander on my hip, it would only be with the P99.
 

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I can shoot a Glock just fine, but it just doesn't feel right to me. I also hate the spongy trigger on it. But the thing that puts a sour taste in my mouth and probably the number one reason that I won't own a Glock is because of their stupid slogan...."Glock Perfection". It's amazing how many times I get this saying shoved in my face from Glock owners.

It may sound pety, but I sure get sick of it when a die hard Glock owner can only justify his Glock over my Walther by saying "Glock Perfection".
 
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