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I just recently purchased a S&W 99 .40 cal. It was a toss up between that and the Glock 27, and I decided to go with the Smith. It's about the same size as a Glock sub-compact but with more features: adjustable sights, dual slide serrations, ambidextrous mag release, decocker, extra grip insert, loaded round indicator and cocked indicator. Anyone have thoughts on these two pistols?
 

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I purchased a S&W 99 about 10 months ago (gotta love that decock lever and the inter changing backstrap) eventhough I am not a big fan of S&W. (H&K rules :twisted: ) When I first purchased the weapon I did a series of tests such as, slow accuracy shoot, rapid fire test (consecutive), firing junk reload ammo (real dirty stuff), and a very little bit of sand in the areas of the moving parts. A total of approx. 300 rounds were fired that day and I did not have one malfunction. I then went back to the range a couple of weeks later without cleaning the weapon and had a normal day of shooting and I was surprised to have no malfunctions. My weapon is finally spotless and I now have confidence in the S&W 99. I always do some kind of test to any firearm I purchase no matter what I read or hear about it. Overall the S&W 99 is a good quality pistol, but it is no H&K. As for the Glock 27 I never owned one, just a Glock 19.
 

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I carry the full size SW99 .40cal and know they sell a 12 round LEO mag for it... not sure about the compact model though...

I love my 99 and plan to buy the compact soon... :D
 

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I have the 40 cal compact SW99 and really enjoy it. I have no experience with the Glock though. Here are some specs regarding the compact...

Cal: 9mm or 40 S&W
Capacity: 8 Rounds +1
Barrel Length: 3-1/2"
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: Adjustable 2-Dot
Firing System: Striker
Grip: Integral, Interchangeable Backstrap
Trigger: N/A
Hammer:N/A
External Safety: N/A
Frame: Compact Finish: Black/ Melonite
Overall length: 6.6"
Material: Polymer Frame / Stainless Steel Slide & Barrel
Weight Empty: 22.5 ounces
 

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I bought my compact SW 99 .40 primarily to use as my off-duty conceal carry weapon. It's quite small and is easily concealable, and is more comfortable to hold than the glock 27. Great purchase.
 

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The Glock 27 is a damn fine pistol........................
You do need to put a Pearce grip extension on the mags though, or you look like an english fool at tea-time with your pinky hanging out! (or you can use 23 mags too!)
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The SW99 is a nice alternative to the Glock. Feel comfortable buying one, I know I would
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I also have the S&W99 .40. . I've put about 400 rounds through it since January, as of now no complaints. But it's was a p.i.t.a. finding a duty holster fo it. Mine didn't come with a manual but you can download a free copy from S&W website.

Compared to the few other guns i've tried Glock 19 & 17. i like my 99 the best.
 

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...Since we're on the gun subject...I'm checking out some compact 9mm. I'm thinking 1 of the three:

-Glock 29 (10mm)
-Sig P229r
-Sw99

Any voice of opinions on these 3?
 

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The new POLICE Magazine issue has a write up on duty guns, 11total.

Beretta 8000Cougar
FN Herstal FNP-9
Glock G37
Heckler &Koch usp compact
Kimber Custom II
Para-Ordnance LDA Limited
Sig Arms
SIG Pro
SW99
Sprinfield armory Xtreme Duty (XD)
Taurus 24/7-40B
Strum, Ruger& CO P89

Neverfired any but the SW99, by mere sight the SW99 looks the most comfortable grip wise. Any fairly easy to "field strip". Again just my humble 2 cents
 
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