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Old 06-01-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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Im planning on getting a Walther P99 in one of these calibers. It will be used for hunting, target shooting, and home defense. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-03-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with either caliber. The 9mm ammo will be cheaper and you'll probably find better availability depending on where you go.

I personally prefer the .40 = more zip

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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I own a guns in each of those caibre. I like the .40 better though. It is a little more pricey than 9mm, but not enough to prevent me from shooting the .40. And capacity is almost the same too...

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Don't be influenced by cost of ammo when considering protecting your life and the lives of your family. 40 caliber out performs 9mm and is an excellent self defense round. If you want cheap ammo for practice, get it, but for carry ammo, don't go cheap.

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Well said pioneer. You can't put a price on your life or loved 1s lives. The .40 s&w greatly outperforms the 9mm there is no comparsion. I would also suggest you check out .45 acp as most semiautos that come chambered in .40 also are chambered in the time honored proven stopper .45 acp.













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Don't be influenced by cost of ammo when considering protecting your life and the lives of your family. 40 caliber out performs 9mm and is an excellent self defense round. If you want cheap ammo for practice, get it, but for carry ammo, don't go cheap.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:35 AM   #6
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Good choice. The P99 is a great handgun. I've never had any type of malfunction at all with my P99 in .40. It is among my favorite carry guns.

I like .40 and I like 9mm. There is good ammunition available for both that make either just as good for self defense as any other caliber out there. There is 9mm ammo available that will "outjuice" some .40 ammo.

Most people realize that it's all about placement anyway.

As far as hunting goes, I guess it would depend on what's legal for handgun hunting in your state. Those calibers might or might not be legal.

Hope you enjoy whichever P99 you get.

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The ONLY way that a 9mm will "outjuice" a .40 is if you compare the crappiest 40 to the hottest,best 9mm loading. You forget that a bigger frontal area and more bullet weight matters more than other factors

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9mm is good. I used to have a Browning Hi Power and loved it. I now conceal carry a Sig Pro 2022 in 40 S&W. It's carried in a concealment T-shirt from www.ConcealmentT.com. It's a fine gun. In fact, I'm going to buy a 357 Sig barrel for it soon.

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the comment on the 45acp---
the saddle will be different thus
it is all in how it fits your own hand

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The ONLY way that a 9mm will "outjuice" a .40 is if you compare the crappiest 40 to the hottest,best 9mm loading. You forget that a bigger frontal area and more bullet weight matters more than other factors
Okay, then you agree with what I said. I said some, not all.

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"that a bigger frontal area and more bullet weight matters more than other factors" is pure opinion, not fact. Ask the Texas DPS why they dropped the .45 in favor of the .357 SIG. They aren't as smart as you?
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