The Walther P99 was introduced in 1997 and achieved instant stardom as the new weapon of MI6ís secret agent James Bond of which it has been ever since. The P99 was highly advanced for its time with complex ergonomics incorporated into its polymer frame which is still argued to be one of the most comfortable grips of any production pistol. It also featured such things as a loaded chamber indicator, decocker and firing pin indicator.
Distributed through Umarex USA with official licensing from Walther, Maruzenís non blow back version of the P99 is just as detailed as its blow back brother but boasts an even higher muzzle velocity, increased range and greater accuracy. Thanks mostly to a superb hop-up system and the smoothest double action trigger we have ever experienced, this pistol can achieve better accuracy than some rifles. The first time we fired it we thought it had stopped feeding after the first shot until we realized the BBs were going through the same hole at 25 feet. Using .28g BBs we were repeatedly nailing a torso sized target at over 50 yards away. With a pistol!
Deemed the P99FS (Fixed Slide) it might not have all the bells and whistles of the blow back version but it is built just as well. In fact the P99FS is a little heavier because it has a solid metal outer barrel and its magazine is a little beefier. It does have a functional firing pin indicator that activates when the trigger is pulled and appears at the rear of the slide. The pistol is mainly constructed out of the same synthetic composite as the blow back with the lower frame being molded from a fiber reinforced material.
By no means should this pistol be overlooked simply because it is not a blow back. With superior performance and gas efficiency the P99FS has gone in the books as one of our all time favorites.
Comes in a locking hard plastic carrying case with a specifically shaped P99 closed cell foam insert.
This Umarex product comes with a 60 day warranty provided by Umarex USA. Warranty repair or replacement on this item must go through the Umarex service center and does not fall under the Shorty USA warranty.