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What were the deciding factors?

Mine is a P99 MIL 9mm. I chose the 9mm because I don't carry and I don't use the gun for home protection and I wanted the cheapest ammo possible. I chose the OD frame bcause that's what was in stock at the best-priced store in town. I'm still not sure I wouldn't rather have had the black frame.
 

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5:3 so far in favor of the OD model? That's surprising. Is it easier to find or just more popular?

Did you other four MIL owners choose that frame or settle for it?
 

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When I purchased the OD frame the only other choice was the SW99 in black (both at a gun show, 6/01). At the time the color combination appealed to me and it still does. I would get it again. except that now I want a compact version.
 

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P99 9mm OD was my first. I saw it in a magazine ad, and just had to have it. I ordered mine without ever even holding one, or even seeing one in person. I hadn't even read about them. It ended up being the best pistol purchase I ever made.
I later bought a P99QA 9mm for my wife, and she dumped her Glock 19 after one range session with the P99QA.
 

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that's quite a different response than I've seen many have to the OD frame. I saw one guy claim that it induced him to vomitting.

 

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Quote[/b] (NM_P99 @ Oct. 17 2002,7:12)]P99 9mm OD was my first. I saw it in a magazine ad, and just had to have it.
I've wanted a Mil ever since i saw one at i gun show, but didn't want to pay the $700 that they were asking for it at the time. Then i'd see it at about $500 but i didn't have the $ at the time. Finally i had the $ and saw it for $479 and i took her home. wanted the green just to be different than my Glocks and HK
 

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I chose the .40 cal in black to replace a Sig 229 I traded away. Best auto I own has turned out to be the P99






 

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I opted for the silver slide, with black frame, barrel & decocker. Personally, I believe this to be the Titanium P99 and the pistol was 9mm. Felt the 9mm was more European and silver slide was more flashy. I admit that I do like the all black and military OD is classy. I just wanted to be different.
 

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If your slide doesn't have TITANIUM COATED imprinted on the slide, it must be the, now discontinued, QPQ (Quenched Polished Quenched) finish.
 

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I was flipping channels yeasterday and stopped when I spotted a silver-slided P99 in someone's hand. it turned out to be a woman on a show called "VIP." I'm unfamiliar with he program, and from the couple of minutes I saw it didn't seem to be particularly good but that's actually the first time I've seen one of the titanium (or QPQ, perhaps) models anywhere other than on a website.
 

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I have a 9mm P99 in black. I like it very much. The deciding factor for me was how it fit in my hand. I had traded in a beretta centurion (the centurion never felt right in my hand) on the Walther. My accuracy has gotten much better with the P99. Now I don't suck quite as bad.
 

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I bought a P99 titanium in 9mm about 2 months ago. I was getting ready to get a Glock 9mm when I read an article about the P99 in a gun mag. Decided to get the P99 over the Glock since I've had a Glock 19 in the past and wanted something different this time. Both my other 2 handguns have the 2 tone finish, so I got the titanium model to keep it consistent. I took my P99 directly to the range after getting it from the dealer. ZERO malfunction from day one. I also have a Sig 228 and a Kimber 45.
 

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When all of you folks were purchasing your P99s, how concerned were you that you bought an all German gun?  

As someone who's been doing a lot of shopping around (online) lately for a NIB 9mm P99, I don't want to assume an advertised P99 is all German.  I've seen the FAQ site that details the location of the German proofmarks (very helpful).   However, finding out if a P99 is pure "deutchland" is not easy when shopping online.  
 

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germanlover,

At the time that I got my pistol, S&W haven't come up with their version of the P99, so I wasn't too concerned about not getting an "all-German unit". Besides, the only differences between the Euro and the U.S. units are the stamping of the importer on the right hand side of the slide. All other things are the same, I imagine
 

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I checked out the black framed P99 a few weeks before deciding to buy the P99. At the time of purchase only the OD was in stock at the gun shop. As at that time (1999) I had never seen one before it took some time getting used to it but now I'm glad that I didn't order the black P99 and settled for the Military ! As for the caliber, 9mm is evident here in Europe.
 
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