I,myself just found this forum. Hope we get a lot of followers here for hints and tips sharing.I also am a P99 .40 in O/D green and black owner. I've been hangin out in a Glock discussion group in www.areguns.com (I'm a 3 star member there)but I don't own a Glock....Just wish that I could own a new one...I live in Massachusetts and Glock aren't Mass. comliant ...YET....I hear that they will be soon though...Any word on that???I also frequent a SIG group, www.sigforum.com (being a SIG p232 stainless owner). I ve had my p99 for about 4 months now... about 500 rounds and not a burp,hick-up,cough or fart! I saw a p22 in a shop... Man! are they nice.... heard the news about mag problems and delays in new mags being replaced.
Found this the other day and have been lurking. I see lots of familiar faces form Park Cities. Catbird, denfoote, Doc Lunde. I hope this one takes a set like the Cult of the P7 did over there. For those that don't know me, I have the 9mm version all black.
I have been exploring the 1911 .45 world the last few months with a new Colt, but day before yesterday I pulled the P99 out of the safe and wore it around for my daily routine. At the end of the day my back reminded me how pleasant a lightweight 9mm with no sharp edges is to wear.
Hmmm. It appears my journey may have brought me full circle. I hope to get a chance to read through all the posts and get caught up with everyone over the next few days.
Ok, ok, here I am. Here's the story. I own a Glock 26 and use to own a Kahr P9. I just recently sold the P9 with the intention of getting the new PM9. Needless to say that has become a waiting game that seems to have no end.
What I like about the Kahr is it's size. Very slim and light. I've called about an MK model my FFL does have a MK40 Elite 98 (stainless). ($629 w/ NS)
So I've been reading about this P99. Sounds great! I must admit it is a very good looking gun and everything that I've read about them, here and elsewhere, has been good. I've got money set aside for another purchase. I love the sounds of this P99 but it isn't comparible to the concealability of the PM9.
USA while the Kahr is smaller which helps concealment, covering up a gun is a combination of factors including clothing, holster design, etc.
I carry mine in an Alessi CQC/s holster. FBI cant on my right hip. I have carried in the hot summer sun under an untucked polo shirt, as well as the square bottom camp shirts that are so popular now. No one has noticed yet.
Also as Catbird said shoot it once, and you won't even remember why you wanted the Kahr. Tack driving accuracy, sweet trigger, great feel in the hand.
I frequently see the 16-round 9mm magazines in the $70 - $80 price range. I have six that I found via www.gunbroker.com.
BTW, if you ever see any P-99 hi-caps mislabelled as "Turkish" magazines, don't be inhibited. These are NOT cheap, troublesome aftermarket magazines; they were made for Turkey by Walther/MecGar. Except for one witness hole that has been omitted, they are exactly the same as non-Turkish Walther/MecGar hi-caps for the P-99.
Do a search @ "Park Cities Tactical", "The Firing Line", and/or "Glock Talk" and you'll find an abundance of info.
Alright guys, thanks for all the info. I'm going to try and go look at a P99 tomorrow. I don't know, I love my Glock 26, especially carried in a belt slide type holster. It's compact and I'm very accurate with it. I guess I'm just somewhat enamoured with this Walther, it sure looks like a NICE gun!!
Maybe I'll officially join your ranks tomorrow! By the way, I'm hearing prices of around $589 with night sights, sound about right?
Oh yeah, one other thing. If I understand this trigger set up it's a long DA on the first shot with somewhat light SA shots thereafter. Or you can switch modes and have a slightly longer SA for all shots. That right......kind of?