Great, great pistol. Super-light DA trigger. Reset is about as short and pronounced as the P99 AS. The ergonomic grip is *slightly* better than the P99 design, but the predecessor didn't leave much room for improvement in that area-- aside from outward appearances it's a subtle difference. Several hundred rounds so far, all flawless.
First shot was a bull’s-eye at 30 ft. All follow-ups were in the 9 ring. Like the P99, the sights are combat-style for rapid acquisition rather than precision, so expect a lot of air between the front sight and the rear posts when centered.
Owning both the PPQ and P99, I think I prefer the P99 AS's trigger and also the added safety of a decocker on the older platform (PPQ is always fully cocked, 5 lb. DA trigger) but the PPQ is a bargain for the quality/price.
An improved P99? A modernized P99? Too subtly different for either of those labels to be applied in a fair comparison. For the buyer, it's still a choice of trigger and decocking ability (and also ambidexterity for southpaw shooters-- PPQ is fully ambidextrous.) For this buyer, now familiar with both, the AS trigger will always win if forced to pick one or the other. Thankfully, that choice hasn’t been necessary.
Buds shipped within a few days, as promisied, and the proactive tracking update really helped me to coordinate the handoff with my FFL.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]