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Walther P99 (Co2) Review

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Author: Foose
Editor: Naota
Product: Walther P99 (Co2)
Price: $62.99 (Price may vary)
Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: 6.7/10

Well fans, get ready for a new category:  Weapons!
I’d love to talk to you all about my recent purchase of the Walther P99 from Amazon.com

SUMMARY: I recently purchased this near-perfect replica of a Walther P99 powered by Co2 and shoots .177 caliber BB’s.  It functions as a real gun, meaning you must pull the slide back to cock the internal hammer.  The ordinance doesn’t chamber, it stays in the clip actually which is good because it poses less of a threat when determining if the gun is ‘safe.’  Once you fire, the slide blows back, then slides forward to re-cock the internal hammer.  The slide catches back when the magazine is spent.  To release the slide, pull the slide back and release or press the slide release lever.  The ejection is on the trigger guard.  The safety is very well built.  To put it in ‘fire’ mode, you must pull back and up, but to put it on ‘safe’ you simply push it down. 

The safety also de-cocks the internal hammer, so if you want to fire again, you have to pull the slide back. The Co2 chamber is in the back of the handle.  You must take out the panel, then twist the knob at the bottom of the handle to disengage the nozzle, then use your fingers to loosen a screw that locks the Co2 cartridge in place.  There is a weaver rail under the barrel, in front of the trigger guard to attach such things as a laser sight, etc.

SPECS:
Velocity:  345 ft/sec
Magazine size:  18
Ordinance:  .177 Caliber BBs only
Power:  12 gram Co2
Customizable:  Yes
Attachments:  Laser, flashlight, scope, extended barrel, holster

PERFORMANCE:  (Tested by Foose and Naota, average hits on a 6″ target)
1 – 5 Meters:   96 – 71%
6 – 10 Meters:  57 – 21%
11 – 20 Meters:  9 – 3%
20+ Meters:  1 – 3%

Best Power:  First 20 shots from a fresh Co2
Best Accuracy:  21 – 45 shots into a fresh Co2
Average:  46 – 60 shots into a fresh Co2
Weak Sauce:  60+ into a fresh Co2

REVIEW/RATING:
I immensely enjoy this gun.  The beauty of this piece of art is that it functions almost like a real gun, minus the chambering mechanism.  Although it has the characteristics of a real gun, its performance suffers.  Naota and I agreed that the recoil throws the aim off exponentially over distance.  So for sporting or competitions, this gun will be your kryptonite.  For fun, this gun is your next best friend.  I rate this a 6.7 / 10.


CULTURAL REFERENCES:
(Of the ACTUAL gun)
-Used as James Bond’s gun in Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day, replacing his previous Walther PPK.  Finds it in the Chinese safehouse.
-Originated in Germany
-Used as a sidearm for police forces in Germany, Finland, Canada, Malaysia, and Poland


2 Comments

  1. Comments  servbot_kill   |  Monday, 07 June 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Ohhhh dearrr… I wants now…

  2. Comments  Enki   |  Tuesday, 08 June 2010 at 1:56 PM

    it sucks, the blowback effect drains the co2’s like popping M&M’s… Mini’s.

    But on the other hand, really neat realistic recoil effect.

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