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I'm somewhat new to owning firearms, I've always shot off my dads, or my friends guns, but I bought the G22, and, despite its problems, fell in love with it!

I'm wondering if I should get the P99, or the Berreta 92.

The P99 I think feels a little better in my hand, and I've only shot the Berreta. Can't find a range with a P99 rental. :(

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I am going to say this with all the respect and happiness that comes with a Berreta that works.

First off anyone on here will tell you get a Newer generation Walther P99 in 9mm.

I personally hate the Berreta can't stand them during qualification day, they can if pressed hard enough have a lot of malfunctions. Lets just say if you keep it clean take care of it and replace springs its a decent pistol. In all respects though Berreta really isn't a very innovative weapon, the trigger bar is on the outside which can pack full of shit, my buddy watched another soldier get shot because one of the safeties malfunctioned(and they were dicking around). I just don't have a large amount of love for the Berreta.
 

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I would go with the P22, if I was you. Comparing $10/box of ammo vs. $1.50/box, which one do you think you'd shoot more. The P22 will help you develope your handgun shooting skills, why not breaking the bank. Of course, if you come across a "steal" on a P99, go for it!

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I'm somewhat new to owning firearms, I've always shot off my dads, or my friends guns, but I bought the G22, and, despite its problems, fell in love with it!

I'm wondering if I should get the P99, or the Berreta 92.

The P99 I think feels a little better in my hand, and I've only shot the Berreta. Can't find a range with a P99 rental. :(

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Is this a gun for the range, or do you plan on carrying the weapon?

In my opinion, this should guide your decision. Most of my guns I chose because I intend to carry them (the M9 was one of those impulse purchases I have NEVER regretted :D ) The P99C is a very nice compact weapon, not much smaller than the P99 but easier to carry and decently comfortable in the range. Typically, the smaller the gun, the less fun it is at the range.

Also, you have to determine whether a manual safety or a decocker are things that are important to you. They are for some, for other not. That will also help narrow down your choices. The P99C has a decocker, but no manual safety. The Beretta 9000s is another nice compromise between concealed carry and range, with 12+1 9mm rounds, a pinky rest on the magazine for more comfortable shooting, a decocker, and a manual safety.

If none of those are important to you, then the Glocks are a good choice. You can choose a caliber and get a couple of sizes, share magazines between them, and there is a TON of accessories (holsters, etc.) for them.
 

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Is this a gun for the range, or do you plan on carrying the weapon?

In my opinion, this should guide your decision. Most of my guns I chose because I intend to carry them (the M9 was one of those impulse purchases I have NEVER regretted :D ) The P99C is a very nice compact weapon, not much smaller than the P99 but easier to carry and decently comfortable in the range. Typically, the smaller the gun, the less fun it is at the range.

Also, you have to determine whether a manual safety or a decocker are things that are important to you. They are for some, for other not. That will also help narrow down your choices. The P99C has a decocker, but no manual safety. The Beretta 9000s is another nice compromise between concealed carry and range, with 12+1 9mm rounds, a pinky rest on the magazine for more comfortable shooting, a decocker, and a manual safety.

If none of those are important to you, then the Glocks are a good choice. You can choose a caliber and get a couple of sizes, share magazines between them, and there is a TON of accessories (holsters, etc.) for them.
I want a gun simply for the range, and I think I'd probably like something with a decocker, although that is definatly not set in stone. I plan on holding as many as I possibly can before I make a decision, so I still have more shopping to do!

And as far as Glocks, I want to stay with Walther. Granted my G22 may be messed up at the moment:p , but when it wasn't jamming like mad, it was so much fun to shoot. Plus, nobody that I know has the P99, and I want to get something different.

Feels great in my hand, I love the look of it, and it feels balanced quite well to me.

And, Didn't Bond use the P99 in Casino Royale? I know, horrible reason to get a gun. lol:D
 
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