Walther P99

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Walther P99
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Walther P99 James Bond 007 Limited Edition model, version 2
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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond with a Walther P99
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Daniel Craig, as Bond, using a Walther P99 in Casino Royale
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In the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies Bond switches from his trusted Walther PPK to the new Walther P99. He will keep this gun in The World Is Not EnoughDie Another Day and Casino Royale. Arguably, the more appropriate choice for Bond would be the P99 Compact, since small size and concealability are the reasons why Ian Fleming chose the PPK as the preferred weapon. However, both on screen and in the marketing stills, Bond is obviously sporting the full-size P99.

The P99 series offers the law enforcement professional a number of special features and various trigger mechanisms to meet the agencies needs. The line includes both full size and compact models for both uniform and undercover use. The P99 Series is the only hammerless pistol available to offer three trigger options:

P99AS - Anti-Stress
Traditional double action and single action modes, and the added feature of the anti-stress trigger position which is engaged after reloading.

P99DAO - Double Action
Only The striker is at rest with no preload for a long smooth trigger pull. The pull is consistent in length and force from the first shot to the last.

P99QA - Quick Action
Partially preloaded striker provides a uniform short light trigger pull. This variation is a favorite among many sportsmen and police tactical units.

A licensed version of the P99 was manufactured in the USA by Smith & Wesson walther p99 od under the name Smith & Wesson walther p99 semi automatic pistols 99. These guns have USA-made slides; the frame and mechanism are made in Germany.

Technical data
Type: Single Action or Double Action
Caliber: 9mm, .40SW, 9x21mm
Length overall: 180mm (7.1")
Mass: 700g unloaded (24.7 oz)
Barrel length: 102mm (4")
Capacity: 15+1 rounds (9mm), 11+1 rounds (.40SW)

Special Editions
Walther released two limited editions of the P99. The first series was never for sale in the USA, and the second series was only briefly for sale before they were taken off the market, probably because of a licensing issue. These special versions are marked with the serial number 007 as well as with a coat of arms of the Secret Service and a certificate refers to the strict limited number of pieces. 1000 pieces were produced of each model The P99 was supplied with two interchangeable backstraps and a spare magazine.

Airsoft models
There are many air soft P99 guns available that really look good, and with a very realistic feel about it. See for a large selection Amazon.com. The removeable magazine in the handle holds up to 12 bullets, and falls from the handle just like the real thing. Warning: Air Pistols are a detailed replica for adult collectors only, and are NOT A TOY. Before use, please read the instructions carefully. It is recommended to wear safety goggles when using BB guns or Air pistols.
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If you are looking for a P99 silencer for your Airsoft or CO2 Walther P99, have a look on Amazon, or 007 Q-Branch who produces several very realistic looking silencers. The picture on ther left shows a model with the Casino Royale logo on one side, and the 007 Q-Branch logo on the other side. 007 Q-Branch is a family run company, specialising in James Bond memorabilia, and Walther PPK and P99 equipment in particular. From the Umarex Walther CP99, and Maruzen P99 Airsoft, to rail mounted torches and lasers... they can make it. The people at 007 Q-Branch are passionate about their business and provide an excellent service, so be sure to check out their website.
007 Q-Branch Umarex Walther CP99 .177 CO2 air pistol
007 Q-Branch Maruzen P99 Airsoft

Bond's standard issue handgun prior to the P99 was the famous Walther PPK, a shortened version of the Walter PP ("Police Pistol", German), read more about the PPK here.

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Comments

I own five Walther P99's (all AS models) and they are by far one of the top pistols on the market. One of my P99's is actually a Mi6 Edition Second Series in 40SW.

The best feature of the P99 is the fact that it can be customized to any shooter. You have three different trigger configurations to choose from, interchangeable back straps to fit any hand, and it is available in full size or compact.

All around excellent pistol!

My P99QA is 9 millimeter. It is more reliable than the SigSauer P226 I once owned, and more accurate than the Glock 31 I used to own. This Walther is more concealable than either of those 2 pistols. Plus it won't jam. My next 1 will be the P99AS .40 S&W. Thw Walther P99 is definitely my favorite handgun. Great choice 007!

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