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I've recently taken an interest in them, I actually like the new style frame now. I've been looking at subcompacts, and just now thought about the P99c with the anti-stress trigger? What can you tell me about the P99, my experience is very limited. I do remember liking the trigger, but I've never fired one.
 

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Well, I got into it in detail on this thread:

http://fnforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=4109&highlight=p99

But as U have seen me rattle on and on about the P99 A/S in 9mm - the fullsize version is my alltime fav gun.

The compact is nice, and makes a great carry gun. I don't shoot it quite as well at the range as I do my fullsize P99. But, I think that is usually true of most subcompacts versus the fullsize versions...

I carried a Glock 26 for 8 years, but really didn't like it. I hated the trigger, and no matter how much I practiced with Glocks I have owned, I always shot low and left because of the horrible Glock trigger (except for the G34 - which comes with a lighter trigger stock). Anyway, in 2005, when I docovered that the P99 had a similar tennifer finish - I sold my G26 and bought me my P99c A/S.

The single action pull of the A/S is very nice. I even hard chromed my slide, so its now holster wear proof.

Great gun! Only neg I can say is that it has slightly more recoil than a G26. Not much more - just a tad more.
 

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A week or so ago when I was in the local shop, a guy came in with his P99c in 9mm. I remarked about preferring the old style frame, but he let me hold it. I remember how there was a loose slide to frame fit that I wasn't expecting, but the entire pistol felt very solid in the hands, despite the short girp (no magazine, I'm sure the extensions are perfect in the hand).

I recall once before that somebody had the old stlye in .40, I think it was a pre-AS. I really liked the trigger on it, and could see one on the compact.

I've been looking for a subcompact, but something large enough to a main carry piece. The Glock 26 and the M&Pc were my main considerations, but I don't really care for the triggers on either. The P99s trigger is as good as a striker fired trigger gets IMO.

In terms of innovation, I've always thought the P99 was the polymer to beat second to the VP70 of course.
 

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Well, on the P99s and on many other polymer guns - once a loaded mag is put into the gun - then there is no (or very little) slide play any longer.

I personally like the newer frames and redesigned slide serrations over the old frames. I could have gotten an older framed fullsize P99 - but passed.
 

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Is the barrel on the compact much shorter than the full size? It doesn't appear to be so, at least not by much in photos. Have you got any pics so I can see what size it is in relation to other pistols? I had very limited expericence with it last time.
 

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Is the barrel on the compact much shorter than the full size? It doesn't appear to be so, at least not by much in photos. Have you got any pics so I can see what size it is in relation to other pistols? I had very limited expericence with it last time.
The compact is 3.5" and the fullsize is a 4" barrel:





 

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Either an Uncle Mike's "Inside the Waist" holster - that I put the gun in and put that in my front cargo pants pocket (the clip on it sticks up and helps break up the outline of the gun) -

Or, a Bianchi 7L leather beelt holster - it is for the fullsize model - but works great for the compact - since most holsters have the muzzle sticking out the end anyway.

You can also get a Galco Fletch and a Miami Classic shoulder holster for the P99.
 

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I'm thinking the P99c AS 9mm is going to make a great b-day present for myself this year. I'll have to make sure to get a good, dedicated holster for the pistol. I'll definitely post a review/pics when I get one. And on that day, you can put another notch in the belt for P99 converts.
 

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I'm thinking the P99c AS 9mm is going to make a great b-day present for myself this year. I'll have to make sure to get a good, dedicated holster for the pistol. I'll definitely post a review/pics when I get one. And on that day, you can put another notch in the belt for P99 converts.
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