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Wather P99 AS 52 50.98%
Glock 19 47 46.08%
Walther P99 QA 3 2.94%
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Walther P99 vs. Glock 19

So I am looking to buy a new 9mm pistol and can't decide between the Walther P99 or the Glock 19. Both are very well made, excellent guns in my opinion. They seem to have so much in common which is making it a really hard decision. Both are priced within $100 of each other (the Walther being more expensive $$). Any reason why I should buy one over the other?
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Old March 26, 2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hard choice, I have tried the Glock 19 and Walther P99 AS and liked them both. You cant go wrong with either gun, both reliable and great combat accuracy. A big positive for the Glock 19 is cheaper mags and a lot more available accessories. Walther P99 looks cool. Good luck....
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Old March 26, 2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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The mags alone would make Glock a winner for me.
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Old March 26, 2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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Old March 26, 2009, 06:48 PM   #5
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Whichever you like better is the one you should get. Whichever feels the best in your hand. And if you get a chance to try before you buy then whichever you are most comfortable shooting with (and accurate) I would say Walther but only because I own one and I don't like the feel of the glock.
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Old March 26, 2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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Old March 26, 2009, 08:36 PM   #7
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I have both a old style P99 and a G19. Both have been very reliable, are combat accurate, and are easily concealable.

The P99 SA trigger is very nice, older mags hold an extra round and the grip inserts allow for a custom fit. Less holsters and add ons are available, but more so than back in '99 when I bought mine.

The G19 though is very tough and reliable. I carried a G19 for years though and ran in excess of 30K rounds through it without a hiccup. I ended up buying one after I had to turn mine in. Another plus is that it has 17, 19 and 33 round mags available, for when you don't feel like reloading...

Can't go wrong with either in my opinion. Choose the one you like best.
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Old March 26, 2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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I'm incredibly biased in favor of my Walther P99. The AS version functions similar to a traditional DA/SA, the trigger is great, the ergonomics are comfortable and it's darn beautiful.

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Old March 27, 2009, 04:03 AM   #9
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Both guns work well. I give the edge, and for me personally it's a BIG edge, to the Walther P-99. For me, availability of after market fru-fru accessories doesn't amount to much. At the end of the day I want the gun that makes me look good at the range and I'm not talking about image. I'm talking about the mid-frame polymer pistol that I shoot more accurately than any other and that's the Walther P-99. For my hand, ergonomics are second to none. Trigger is tops. And I love the lines and control placements of the P-99. I'm a big fan of the mag release and like the way the P-99 AS has an action similar to a DA/SA. Also, is there a cooler location for the de-cocker?

Sorry Glockie-Talkies, there are at least 5 other pistols in the same class that I'd prefer to shoot if the P-99 wasn't the other gun in the survey.
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Old March 27, 2009, 06:02 AM   #10
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The Walther QA trigger is not as good as the Glocks (and few people have them)
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Old March 27, 2009, 06:36 AM   #11
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Old March 27, 2009, 07:53 AM   #12
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The P99 AS trigger far exceeds the Glocks. The P99's fit and finish and ergos are well above also....oh yeah, I do own both.
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Old January 1, 2011, 11:51 AM   #13
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Old Post, Neal What did you buy?

New to the Forum...

I just picked up a P99 AS in 9mm. Have owned 5 Glocks (36, 21, 27, 23, 19) and several 1911 based guns. I like all of them and am very impressed with the P99. I have put about 200 rounds through it so far and love it. I am more accurate with Walther than my G19 in slow and long distance shots, but double tap the G19 a lot better (granted I have more time with the Glocks). I changed the mid sized back strap on the P99 to the largest size to see if it improves my double taps, but have not taken it to the range yet.

I know this is an old post but just wondred what Neal ended up with?

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Old January 1, 2011, 12:48 PM   #14
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I ended up going with both, however I went with a G17 as opposed to the G19, and the P99 AS.
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Old January 1, 2011, 04:02 PM   #15
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Good choice!
So let me ask- what are your impressions? Which do you prefer?
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Old January 1, 2011, 04:35 PM   #16
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I have posted this before, and it is quite an old P99 review but you might find it insightful.

Things I like about my p99:

Outstanding ergonomics, but that is of course personal
AS Trigger, is outstanding, DA/SA
Decocker, I like the feature
Easy takedown, no trigger activation
Uses SW99 magazines, find them cheap on CDNN
Fit and finish is outstanding
Sights can be changed by removing the slide and worked on underneath

These are a few of my favorite things.....

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You've picked two of the best. I wouldn't feel disadvantaged with either.
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Old June 27, 2014, 11:41 AM   #18
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I've shot both and have a strong preference for the Walther P99. IMHO the P99 superior in every way, especially in ergonomics. Felt recoil is extremely low, accuracy is extremely high, and reliability is unsurpassed even by Glock.

I've owned a number of handguns and over a period of ten years the P99 has risen to the top of my list through personal experience. Recently I entered a local shooting competition with my totally stock P99 and finished a close 2nd against everyone else's fine-tuned, custom weapons.

If I knew I was going into a gunfight (eek) and could only choose one handgun, it would be the P99 without question.
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Old June 27, 2014, 12:09 PM   #19
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I saw this thread at the top of the forum and decided to post to help the OP make his choice, but then I see this thread is originally from 2009 and the OP hasn't been on TFL since 2011.
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Old June 27, 2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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Let's hope the OP has made a decision by now.
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