Posted October 11, 2017 2:04 am by Comments

By Richard Nance

The Walther P99c AS is a well-designed carry pistol, as evidenced by the way it performed during offhand firing at 10 yards.

The Walther P99c AS is a well-designed carry pistol, as evidenced by the way it performed during offhand firing at 10 yards.

In the 1997 film “Tomorrow Never Dies,” James Bond ditched his trademark Walther PPK for the new Walther P99. While there’s nothing wrong with the PPK (especially in the capable hands of an agent like 007), it’s befuddling that the master of high-tech gadgetry was seemingly the last on the block to update his carry pistol. In any event, the crime-fighting Casanova clearly went through women faster than he went through pistols.

The P99 was released in 1997 as a law enforcement sidearm and enjoyed moderate success, being the issued duty pistol of police agencies in Europe, Asia and North America. The full-size P99 was available in 9mm, with an ammunition capacity of 15 rounds, and the .40 S&W version held 12 rounds.

Although the P99 earned a reputation as being ergonomic, reliable and accurate, it is rather large for deep carry. This may explain why Bond went back to the PPK in 2012’s Skyfall. Frankly, based on his reputation, I’m surprised 007 failed to notice the P99’s younger, more sleekly-built sister, the P99c AS. The “c” stands for compact and …Read the Rest

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