Walther PP9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by LeprechaunGunLover, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. LeprechaunGunLover

    LeprechaunGunLover New Member

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    Ok, a buddy of mine owns a Walther PP9 and he swears by it. He's not a competition shooter or anything, in fact, he's a Chaplain Assistant in the Army and has a huge family, not big into really anything.
    I'm just curious as to any insight about that weapon, or Walther guns in general. Anyone care to share their ideas about it?
     
  2. Bigcat_hunter

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    Walther makes top quality firearms. I would not hesitate to buy a Walther if it fits you well. A close friend has a P99 and loves it.
     

  3. Bighead

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    +1

    For me personally, I do not like the magazine release on the P99, but Walther makes excellent weapons...now if they would just manufacture a PPK in 9mm!
     
  4. kdog

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    Are you sure it`s a PP9 and not a P99?
     
  5. LeprechaunGunLover

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    i guess. lol he said PP9, but he prolly meant P99
     
  6. Bigcat_hunter

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    Haha, Whiskey and typing don't mix. Just as red wine and knife sharpening don't mix! But yes I meant P99.
     
  7. LeprechaunGunLover

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    My original post I wrote PP9. My buddy said PP9 when he told me about it. i don't know Walthers at all so I took what he said and went with it. Don't think his post was directed at you Bigcat
     
  8. canebrake

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    Haa haa haa He said PP.

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  9. Bighead

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    Unfortunately we don't know if your friend misspoke, or misunderstands what his gun is. Walther has a modern 9mm (9x19) pistol called the P99. They also made the classic Walther PP starting in 1929, which was followed by the PPK. These guns are not available in 9x19, but in the less powerful .380ACP, also known as 9mm Kurz or 9mm Short (9x17).

    So you friend most likely has a P99, but may be mistakenly calling an older Walther PP in .380 a PP9.

    Either way they are very nice pistols.
     
  10. LeprechaunGunLover

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    well, this is a very modern looking weapon and it's a 9mm, that I know for sure, so I'm sure it's the P99 now that i see these posts.

    Dont know if it makes a difference in IDing it, but the mag release is along the bottem edge of the trigger guard, which was very new to me.
     
  11. lvl4 Ninja

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    yup, thats the P99. Have one in my safe right now. I agree with Big, I dont like the mag release there. I even owned the P22 for a while. (It's the same thing just the .22 version.) Also stated above, Walther means quality.

    But what makes it even cooler and more accurate along with more stopping power is that James Bond uses it now. not kidding ya. wouldn't lie about something like this. Brosnan bond anyway.

    Could be wrong, not sure. Kinda high on Percocet right now so if I am incorrect on anything please someone, let me know. Unless its spelling. Or grammar.

    or factual.
    :)
     
  12. kdog

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    o.k. here a pic of the P99

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    and here from the Walther PP

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    Bit of info here.
    The german goverment had evalutated the P99 as standard duty pistol for the Polizei but didn`t take it.
    The went for the HK P30.

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  13. Bighead

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    You are correct. The P99 is introduced in Tomorrow Never Dies, a movie in which Bond carries both the classic PPK and the new pistol. The remains Bond's weapon of choice and we don't see the PPK again until the newest installment, Quantum of Solace. I really liked seeing the PPK in the new movie, but was also hoping that the newer Walther PPS might make an appearance as a replacement to the P99, but no such luck.

    Tomorrow Never Dies
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    Casino Royale
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  14. LeprechaunGunLover

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    i can't believe that a perfectly legit question about a gun turned into a friggin movie trivia thread. (sigh)
    you guys truly are geeks. lol

    and ya, that p99 is exactly what he has. thx