||Out of the box:
Arrived fast to my FFL (As a courtesy they asked that I talk to them about ordering first before I order online because they stock up from Buds to begin with and charge heavy for transfers) No damage or anything missing.. Had an extra set of standard sights as well as the small and large grip adjustments, 2 clips, cleaning rod etc. in a nice case.
This is my first gun and I'm a novice shooter. I have only owned air rifles and CO2 pistols up until now and I've only fired my dad's Glock 19 twice before getting my Walther P99 AS. I loved the light weight and feel of it when I picked it up the first time so it was hard having to wait the 7 days for the background check after that. After taking it home and dry firing it, I was very pleasantly surprised to find it was nearly identical in feel to an empty air pistol. The grip size was just right so I didn't have to adjust for my slightly large hands. My Dad later remarked that he might prefer the smaller back that was provided.
Dad is ex military and enjoys his glock (a .45) and so we both headed out to the NRA range to compare how I did with each and put mine through it's first run. I only purchased one box (50) Winchester rounds at the range and will stick to those or light grain Federal rounds from now on to remain consistent in following reviews. This was a short test and I will review again after I've put a lot more rounds through it.
First clip through the walther I had a few bad shots as I got used to the workings but very soon after I was putting them through the same 3 or 4 holes in the paper in the red zone of the target. Remeber, this is only my 3rd time firing any handgun at all! I shared part of my second clip with my Dad and he had the same results... He widened the hole I had left a little bit. It was consitent but a little high and to the left, so I'll be adjusting for windage as soon as I have the time and tools handy!
Next I tried out his glock... and I was all over the place with that but still within the "8 point" ring of the target. (All of these shots were at distance 25, which I assume means 25 feet)
I went back to my P99AS with a fresh clip and target and went back to shooting tight within a 4 cm diameter whenever I managed to keep everything lined up. After that, I fired more rapidly to better simulate a more stressed situation and I was still within the 8 point ring with only 2 or 3 strays
An awesome weapon assuming everything holds up after several thousand rounds and proper care. This gun will make a novice shooter feel like a pro in no time flat.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]