Yeah, I like those characteristics too--very comfortable and points naturally. Mine has also never had any failure of any kind--utterly reliable so far. And my brother, who is usually a revolver man and has little use for autoloaders most of the time begrudgingly said "well, at least THIS one seems pretty accurate..." when we were shooting one day. He definitely prefers it to my Sig.
One other thing I like after shooting my 1911 is how LIGHT the Walther feels by comparison. Those reasons and its fairly compact size are one of the reasons its my main carry gun when I carry.
Well all of the above, and I love the fact you can get hi quality full cap for a decent price.
I really don't think its any one thing or a couple of things, it's that it is about the best weapons system I've handled.
It's quality made, reliabele, accurate, adjustable to get a great grip and natural poing of aim, very decent DA and SA trigger, good mags availible for full ammo capicity at a decent price, easy to clean, it's light yet big enough to handle recoil easily and compact enough for carry, and has fed all the 7 different brands of hollow point ammo I've put in it without a flaw.
So like I said, it's about the best handgun weapons system I've handled.
Love the look and feel. Tenifer on hardened steel is hard to beat. Like metal mags better than polymer. Like the trigger options (have 2 P99s and a P99QA). All are very accurate and reliable; have done my best shooting ever with them, and that includes the match guns (M1911A1s) Uncle Sam issued to me BTW.
Only druthers I have is frame isn't as easy to strip as a Glock, and not as much stuff fits on the frame rail.
>It feels like it was poured into my hand and it points more
>naturally for me.
that sums it up very nicely...
i wasnt sure what i was going to buy, and had about a million different pistols in my hands, when i picked up the walther, it was clear that the search was over. the accuracy and good looks were pleasant extras...
a compact striker fired DA/SA semi-auto with safety features such as loaded chamber indicator, cocking indicator and a functional (not protruding) decocker, all of that combined with a polymer receiver allowing a superb grip design. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention the reliability (speaking for myself no malfunctions whatsoever in 4 years) and the finish and accuracy for an out of the box hand gun.
I love the way it feels fitted to my hand. The point of aim is about the best I've ever encounterd. Easy to field strip, accurate and reliable. Nothing against Glocks, they're great pistols and I've shot a bunch of them and my wife shoots the 19 but I think a pistol like the P99 was what they were striving for. Just my 2 cents.