22 Nov 99

I have a chance to work with the S&W P99 pistol. The copy I have is a significant improvement over the Walther model upon which I commented earlier in the year.

Most notably, the link is much shallower, now very similar to that of a Glock. I think this pistol may have some merit. I really like the interchangeable back panels. The same gun can be made to fit a number of different hand sizes.

The decocking “button” is still going to take some getting used to, but I’ll work with it. My initial criticism may have been overly harsh. More later after we’ve had a chance to work with it.

I do like the way if flows around the hand. No magazine safety, thank heaven!