Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > California handguns
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

California handguns Discuss your favorite California handgun technical and related questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-02-2008, 9:21 PM
gsxtt gsxtt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 22
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default My First handgun

I bought a new Walther P99 a couple days ago, as a late 21st birthday present to myself (july 8th pickup date can't come fast enough) and I had a couple of questions so I can get started the right way with it.

What is good practice ammo for it? I've seen brown bear, seller and bellot, federal american eagle, and remington umc all priced around the same, and wondering what would be the best to buy in bulk.

What is a good 'tac' light for it?

Thanks for the input...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-02-2008, 10:10 PM
Bacardi151 Bacardi151 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 15
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Gratz. Buy all three and see what shoots best. Dunno on the light.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-02-2008, 10:31 PM
happy_gunner's Avatar
happy_gunner happy_gunner is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 757
iTrader: 25 / 100%
Default

Congrats on the Walther, did you get a 9 or 40? My suggestion seeing how this is your first handgun, if you are still new to shooting, I would save the money on the tac light and buy a grip master to build a better grip.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-03-2008, 1:14 AM
Sobriquet's Avatar
Sobriquet Sobriquet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Cal
Posts: 820
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Your profile doesn't say where you are. If you're outside of Los Angeles County, go to Wal-Mart and buy Winchester White Box. It's non-corrosive, cheap, relatively clean, and accurate. You won't find a better price on factory ammo.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2008, 7:05 AM
gsxtt gsxtt is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 22
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by happy_gunner View Post
Congrats on the Walther, did you get a 9 or 40? My suggestion seeing how this is your first handgun, if you are still new to shooting, I would save the money on the tac light and buy a grip master to build a better grip.
Its a 9mm. I wanted to get something that was cheap to shoot. I've been shooting for years with my dad so Im pretty comfortable with my ability. The main purpose for the tac light is that the primary function of this gun will be home protection, and its for just in case purposes. But most I find are for glocks and Sigs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sobriquet View Post
Your profile doesn't say where you are. If you're outside of Los Angeles County, go to Wal-Mart and buy Winchester White Box. It's non-corrosive, cheap, relatively clean, and accurate. You won't find a better price on factory ammo.
I live in the Inland Empire. I wasn't sure if Wal-Mart sold ammo here, I'll have to go check them out today, thanks
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-03-2008, 7:20 AM
happy_gunner's Avatar
happy_gunner happy_gunner is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 757
iTrader: 25 / 100%
Default

in that case, if you can get it to fit, Streamlight TLR1 or 2
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2008, 7:56 AM
gir007's Avatar
gir007 gir007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: san diego
Posts: 589
iTrader: 8 / 90%
Default

Congrats on your new walther. I bought one of their last double actions here in olive drab frame in .40 sw. The only thing I can warn you about is the maazine plate. Ours broke off while shooting and all rounds fell in the dirt. but only 1 but still weird. I have shot pmc, winchester, and american eagle. all fired fine. actually I have yet to have any malfunctions with this gun, so very nice choice. give us a range report with pics!
__________________
The govt is like aids, it kills you slowly inside.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2008, 8:07 AM
Slayer Slayer is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kazakhstan
Posts: 2,380
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsxtt View Post
I bought a new Walther P99 a couple days ago, as a late 21st birthday present to myself (july 8th pickup date can't come fast enough) and I had a couple of questions so I can get started the right way with it.

What is good practice ammo for it? I've seen brown bear, seller and bellot, federal american eagle, and remington umc all priced around the same, and wondering what would be the best to buy in bulk.

What is a good 'tac' light for it?

Thanks for the input...
Winchester 100 round "value packs" from wal mart are your best bet. Accurate, clean and cheap. If the rail is 1913 (picatinny/weaver), get a Streamlight TLR-1. Great light, have one on my primary HD gun. Stays on firm even while shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2008, 5:57 PM
Frostbite's Avatar
Frostbite Frostbite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anaheim
Posts: 181
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

I've shot American Eagle and Winchester White Box through my P99AS and both fired flawlessly. True story about going to Wal-Mart for WWB. I just picked up a box of 100 for under $19.
__________________
"The world is my country, science is my religion." --Christiaan Huygens
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2008, 6:50 PM
Greg-Dawg Greg-Dawg is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where I have no use for a bullet button.
Posts: 7,796
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

It sounds like your VERY new to the world of handguns. I'd highly recommend taking an NRA class to be more familiar with stuff.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:40 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
Calguns.net and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.