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MHMalik
29-08-2009, 05:22 AM
Gentlemen,

I would like to invite your views and opinion regarding the Walther P99 series in all its manifestations

Weapon users/operators are particularly requested to post their reviews

Is it underrated/overrated? How is the reliability, particularly in our environment and with our local/chinese ammos and cleaning regimen.

I know for a fact that ergonomically its one of the best handgun to behold.

Fire away!

TAREEN
29-08-2009, 10:23 AM
I know for a fact that ergonomically its one of the best handgun to be held.
Agreed.

KageFox
29-08-2009, 11:55 AM
The Walther P99 is one of the favorite pistols in use by the European LEAs. I think it is striker-fired, has a more comfortable grip than Glock. Never seen one here, though.

Monis
29-08-2009, 12:17 PM
Never seen but i ask from al haris he told that its available at 425k

KageFox
29-08-2009, 12:20 PM
that's expensive, unless you are a collector.... not worth it

Slayerjatt
29-08-2009, 12:27 PM
it's 375k in lahore last time i checked. and the grips are a delight to your hands.

KageFox
29-08-2009, 12:31 PM
The Walther P22 is the P99's little sibling. Size, way of functioning and exposed hammer are the main differences.

Dr Zakir
29-08-2009, 12:41 PM
Holding is just like p22 but about firing I don't know because very few pieces around as being quite expensive . Other than reviews over the net practical shooting expierence regarding reliabilty recoil I don't think so any body here can say

Skeeter60
29-08-2009, 12:46 PM
that's expensive, unless you are a collector.... not worth it

I agree absolutely. An excellant pistol with natural pointing

Adeel Ahmad
29-08-2009, 03:07 PM
Malik the feel of the gun is pure business. Its a very accurate pistol and grip is also very good.
KF and Dr. Zakir are right about P22 being smaller version of P99.
I saw one at PARA. It was a used one and asking was 350K.

KageFox
29-08-2009, 03:21 PM
The pistol is currently in service of police forces in Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Spain and Portugal as well as the Finnish Defense Force and Ireland's National Surveillance Unit.

Used marvelously by Rogue, in the movie, War.

4 main variants exist: AS (Anti-Stress), DAO (Double Action Only), QA (Quick Action, closest to Glock) and Compact. AS & QA versions feature a decock button.

This gun may also be found with S&W markings due to a joint venture b/w Walther and S&W.

Dr Zakir
29-08-2009, 07:18 PM
In Islamabad one used was available for 350 k I checked it out but then it is two much to pay I can have three or four pistols for that . Only sig is worth paying that much or customized 1911.

Taurus
29-08-2009, 08:20 PM
This Pistol is a good self defence but i would not rate it higher than glock HK USP and Beretta but would count it in top 10 i would better go for a glock and beretta than walther p99

KageFox
29-08-2009, 09:51 PM
For me:

Walther P99 vs Sig; Sig
Walther P99 vs Beretta PX4 Storm; Beretta
Walther P99 vs HK USP/ HK P30; HK
Walther P99 vs Glock; Walther (very slight margin)

Dr Zakir
29-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Px storm same price range as walther . You know just feels like holding a cougar. Then again 350 k for pistol is too much

KageFox
29-08-2009, 10:01 PM
Might as well get a Cougar, then.

Or if one really wants a P99, just be content with a P22. The P99 simply does not deserve the price it is available at in Pakistan....

MHMalik
29-08-2009, 11:47 PM
p99 was available at PARA brand new for the longest of time.. Ehsan used to ask 320 I think. I know its great to hold and the successor to the PPK. But everyone bought the glocks that he'd put side by side, and it remained unsold for the longest time.
It was eventually sold and the owner returned the gun after some time and now its being sold at PARA yet again.

I'm guessing the owner didnt like it..

I wanted an actual shooting opinion particularly reliability etc.

Its built wayyyyyy better than a P22. which feels like a toy basically (my opinion). But yes one can make out the similar shape.

Why dont people here like the weapon, is it not suited to the environment? local ammo?

KageFox
30-08-2009, 12:29 AM
I don't believe its about liking/ disliking the gun. Just as Dr. Zakir said in an earlier post, 3-4 pistols can be bought in its price. And due to its high price, there are not many of them around.

MHMalik
30-08-2009, 01:39 AM
hmmm....

Has nobody on the forum used the handgun?

Hmm.. that would make it more uncommon than the SIG.. strange!

Enigmatic Desires
31-08-2009, 04:20 AM
OMG.. how prices have increased.. I saw the darned thing at DAAD for all of 65K (used) :o last october!!!! I remember thinkin hay a german gun for the price of a brazilian..

I dont like the gun . cause of its 2 stage trigger. u press it lightly and there is an audible click an viola the weapon is cocked.. its just like cocking the hammer. Press it further and u fire the peice..

In my personal opinion its a horrible trigger
Imagine the scenario

No lights.. weird sound in the night.. P99 in hand one goes "hay who the hell are U .. cocks the weapon BAM! OOps.. my son.. my (late) son!!!!

btw did I mention the weapon I saw had no external safety?

MHMalik
31-08-2009, 07:02 AM
65k are you sure? wow! somebody got a deal I guess.. p22 retails for that much at times..

Dr Zakir
31-08-2009, 01:39 PM
Sir that must be p22 not p99

Enigmatic Desires
31-08-2009, 02:59 PM
Most emphatically P99 indeed!

I also saw the much smaller P22 as well in the same price range at the same time..

Actually I wanted a lady friend to buy the weapon. precisely cause of its German origins.. But balked at the lack of safety devices.


I did some research on it online and decided it was not suitable for any one other then James bond.

May be it was some sort of clone. But then DAAD is not the sort to pull a fast one like that!! Even though it was the very first time we had gone to his shop!
I got the shock of my life when I heard U guys saying the thing retails for 300 +!! :o

WOW!