GUN Buying another handgun

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  1. Gimik

    Gimik New Member

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    I was thinking either a Walther P99 (DA/SA) or a Sig P229. I have a Sig pro and I love it and I've fired a 229 and loved it too, but I'm thinking I might like a P99. I've read a lot of stuff about stress cracking and mag problems with the 99 though, so now I'm a bit nervous about it.

    Anyone have a lot of experience with the P99 care to share?
     
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    Glock 19
     
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    Just finished cleaning my P229 a few minutes ago. :)
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've had my P99 for about 4 or 5 years dual tone .40, thousands of rounds though it haven't had any troubles worth reporting. I try to stick with all factory mags in any of my weapons I do have a couple aftermarket ones for the P99, they're adequate for the range but I've had a couple problems withem wouldnt use them while carrying.

    I'm even thinking about picking up one of the compact models now for easier carrying.
     
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    Tough call. Both very sexy :wtc:
    I still need to try out the P99 though. I'll keep you guys updated!
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :werd: cant go wrong with it
     
  7. Gimik

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    I didn't like any of the glocks I tried (23 27). The grip was all wrong for me and I didn't like the triggers at all.
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    yeah the trigger takes some getting used to if you've never owned one before
     
  9. krott5333

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    some people like the grip, some dont.. its a different angle than most..

    how a gun feels in your hand is very important.. try an XD (stainless slide of course :o )
     
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    I'll do that. Thanks.
     
  11. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Go with the Sig.
     
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    The sig will be more expensive though. And I'd probably want the .40 and .357 barrels to go with it. Maybe I should look at a used one.
     
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    The sig is only more expensive by a small amount. The purchase price of the actual firearm is the cheapest part of shooting. A few cases of ammo...that's it.

    If you really want the P99 go ahead. But I wouldn't 'settle' just to save a hundred bucks or two.

    A friend of mine has a P99. It shoots nicely, but I still like my Sigs better.
     
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    hey, i PM'd u the link to that sig 229 with stainless slide in .40 for $475
     
  15. Gimik

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    Kick ass. Thanks.

    I'm still gonna shoot the P99, but the more I think about it, the more I want the 229.

    I need to try a USP and XD too.
     
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    :werd:

    Save up and in a few years after all the ammo you dumped through it plus other expenses, the few extra hundred isn't a big deal. Plus knowing you have a quality gun is worth it.
     
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    get the sig
     
  18. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    :werd: You will not regret it.











    ......which can't be said if you purchase a Glock :mamoru:
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Just buy one of each :bigthumb:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I liked the P99 I had. The SA pull is blazing fast
     
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    lol my ex would KILL me if I did that. (And then she'd want to spend $1500 too)
     
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    I dont regret my Glock :hsughno: :mamoru2:
     
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    Well just get both, but spread out the purchase far enough. Like 6mos. Maybe next year for the second one.

    So having said that...honestly....get the Sig first. I wouldn't go to the P99 as my main #1 go-to piece. It's a nice gun, shoots accurately, blah blah, but there's something special about the Sig.

    Obviously you have to actually SHOOT both in order to decide. That's the fastest way you're going to evaluate them.
     
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    Well I went nuts at the range today. about 500 rounds through a P99 QA, a P229, a USP compact, and my Sig Pro 2022 (all in .40)

    Did NOT like the QA trigger on the P99, otherwise the gun was ok. It felt pretty good in my hand. Moderately accurate. I liked this one the least out of all of them.

    The P229 is very nice and very, very similar to my Sig Pro. Buttery trigger, and felt great in my hand. Very accurate (though I did better with my pro). I didn't see any burning need to buy this when I have the SP2022 already. Stock sites on this blew btw. Who would use those?

    The USP compact in .40 was amazing. Great trigger, very accurate and felt great in my hand. I was actually thinking about purchasing this until I got off the range and asked about the price. Holy crap these things are overpriced. No thanks.

    So after a few hours of firing handguns I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on any of these :( At least I got to try them though. I need to come up with another excuse to buy a new pistol :hs:
     
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    Oh, and I had a HORRIBLE FTE with the Wolf in my pro. It jammed so bad, it locked the slide. I'm askairt to shoot Wolf now but I have 750 rounds left :wtc:
     

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