Gear: Smith and Wesson SW-99 40 cal


Smith and Wesson SW-99 40 cal

Smith and Wesson/ Walther
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: 599.00
Average Rating:
(23 Votes)

The Smith and Wesson SW-99 is a joint venture pistol between Smithe and Wessom and Carl Walther. It is a striker fired semi- automatic pistol with a total capasity of 13+1 in .40 Cal. It has an ambidextrous mag release and hand grip panels that can be removed and replaced to fit the hand gun to the operator. It has a rear adjustable sight for windage. The fron sights are interchangable depending on the load selected. It has a polomer frame with a stainless steel slide with a dust cover mount for lighting or secondary sights. Magazines are all Metal and fall freely from the mag well.All exposed metal surfacesare are covered in a dull black properitary finish called melonite. I have carried this firearms for close to 10 years now and as of this date I have not had one malfunction and the finish still looks new even though it has been carried in a Uncle Mikes Pro three holster during the time I have had it. The gun is very accurate and scores of 100 are easy to accomplish reguardless of officer strenth or stature. The manual of arms is easly placed into muscle memory. The best feature other than being able to fit the firearm to your hand size is the ability to decock the striker before disassembly. Unlike a Glock which has to be dry fired to dissassemble. The gun can be left in a single action mode for true single action throughout operation or decocked for a first double action trigger stroke and that it transitions to single action. It is a bet your life on firearm and I have nevr had one second though about it's reliablity or fight stopping punch!

Member Reviews

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    keepnsafe, Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:27:33 UTC.
    1st review

    Relibility you can bet your life on. Made to order fit and super durable finish. Best fighting hand gun I have ever used!

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    iceman4563, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 01:09:02 UTC.

    Shot this gun a few weeks ago. It was plenty accurate for a duty/carry gun. I did not care for the trigger. It was kind of rough. I'm sure it will smooth out with time. Seems to be a good value. 15 rounds of .40 is nothing to laugh at.

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    copdoc, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 01:21:22 UTC.

    I like the lighness and the way it fits in my hand. I had a Glock before this S & W much better. It does a good job when I need to qualify.

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    wassel76, Sat, 29 Sep 2007 20:19:14 UTC.

    My department switched from the S&W 4046 to this weapon 2 years ago. I personally like the weapon and enjoy shooting it. However we are in the process of switching to the S&W M&P 40. BTW the weapon shown above is the M&P not the 99

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    Anonymous, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:12:45 UTC.

    I also like this weapon. Our Dept is also in the process of switching to the M&P this year. I have heard a lot of good things about this new weapon; I'm looking forward to receiving mine.

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    bad_LT, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:55:19 UTC.

    Heard nothing but good things about this weapon

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    madgrecian, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:36:56 UTC.

    I believe this weapon deserves this rating due to it's performance and reliability.

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    thebig_d_58, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:25:02 UTC.

    First off, just an observation, this is the S&W M&P 40, and its only been around about 2-3 years. the only reason i know this is when i first read about it in the sandbox, this gun was going through final testing phase. oh and also it holds 15+1. anyways, this is a great gun. i own one and carry it as my off duty weapon. its extremely easy to fire, as well as field strip. another added plus, i'm a left handed shooter, and this is one of only a few pistols out there thats fully ambidexrious. on top of having a reversable mag release, it also has a slide locking lever on BOTH sides of the slide, not just the left side like most pistols that are made for righties (psst, hey glock and all you other guys out there, there are left handed shooters out there too! lol) anyways, great gun, easy to shoot and clean, and very accurate. i highly recommend this gun

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    NasherMA1, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:29:57 UTC.

    I recently acquired the .40 M&P and am very impressed! I am a firearms instructor with my Navy Reserve unit so I get to shoot frequently. I like the fit and finish of this weapon and the included custom grips are a nice perk. Their auto-load feature (after "shooting-out" the mag, when the new one is inserted, the slide automatically goes home and chambers the next round) is a second-saver in combat or in a tactical course of fire. Accuracy is standard and mostly depends on shooter ability but is certainly not lacking if you have the skill. The only reason I rated it at four out of five is because I still feel the Ruger P-89 is a benchmark.

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    harry_balzonya, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:32:35 UTC.

    Awesome gun, better than a glock. I carry it on duty no complaints.

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    ScottBurke, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:35:23 UTC.

    Awesome gun, I am a big Smith and Wesson Fan, They alway's make great product's.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 22:03:02 UTC.

    I first heard about the sw99 while in the sand box and had to have one, as soon as I got out of service and into the dept. I had the chance to buy one and test it out. I love this gun! I shoot more accurately with it than the glock and it feels great with the changeable backstraps. I have not gotten a chance to shoot the m&p but am sure it is just as good or maybe better.

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    kansaslawdog, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:44:53 UTC.

    Love this weapon. Fantastic shooter. Reliable in all situations....

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    VADERRESERVES, Thu, 31 Jul 2008 19:51:54 UTC.

    I have been in in law enforcement 3 years and have owned my m&p 40 since i started. I love this gun... After 5000+ rounds It still is as accurate and solid as it was new. Love the ease of use and it is so stupid simple to tear down and clean even my wife knows how. My accuracy is off the charts with this pistol compared to Glock or any others. I actually traded in my XD 40 for this one and have never questioned my decision. AWESOME FIREARM.

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    sphinxbl, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:29:15 UTC.

    I have been carrying this gun for 1 year now and it is a good gun. Only issues I have had is that the gun rusts easily on the slide and sights.

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    CDG295, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:46:44 UTC.

    I have had the gun for 2 years and it has been pretty decent on wear and tear. The gun can be a little picky about the ammo it will feed. The finish on the gun is not holding up well after being drawn from the holster several hundred times. I would give it an A+ in the accuracy category it shoots well and the function of the ergonomics on the gun suit most people i have instructed. The different size palm swells come in handy for the officers with small hands. I still do not put this weapon in the same reliablity category as a glock, but it is a decent weapon for combat.

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    Scurge, Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:05:44 UTC.

    The description says SW99 but the pic is a M&P. I know some who have shot the Smalther 99 and liked it. I have no real complaints about it. It just didn't sit well in my hand, well not as good as other guns anyhow.

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    commando31642, Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:07:47 UTC.

    boy's this one packs a punch

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    weekenderman, Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:57:01 UTC.

    Nice feel in the hand and the perfect weight.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 22:42:52 UTC.

    I must have put close to five weapons in my hands before I picked this one. It fit just right, and the sale person also said it fit my hand like a glove. I shot it a few time and decided it was going to be my weapon of choice. I like the 15 round clips, and think of that coming at you from a 40, better take cover. It is a good shooting gun too. Once the sighs were adjusted it was all good from there. I would recommend this gun to all my police brother and friends.....

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    PEChamberlain, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 06:48:30 UTC.

    I used to carry a SS S&W 357 model 686, purchased in "82. My svc revolver was a 38.
    My 40 is lighter, fits my hand better and delivers center mass without fail. It's a HONEY!

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    officer_gu3, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:06:42 UTC.

    Great gun

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    andalite_6, Wed, 09 Dec 2009 05:22:11 UTC.

    trigger was rough, went with the SpringField XDM in .40SW also a 16 round mag with one in the pipe, with a bit more safety features than the M&P and doesn't require the need for a tool to diseassemble. XDM also disasembles without needing to pull the trigger.

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