Walther P99 Q (by Umarex)


Walther P99 Q (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in Taiwan for Umarex, Walther P99 Q
Replica Of:
Walther P99 Q
(9 mm)
Made In:
Taiwan
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
.177, lead pellets, 8-shot clip (.177, steel BBs, 8-shot clip)
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
8-shot clips for both lead pellets and steel BBs

Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo pellets (7.4 gr), Daisy Avanti Match BBs (5.5 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.34, 7.0
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
3.38, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
9.2 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, adjustable for windage only
Velocity (fps):
360 (manufacturer does not specify pellet or BB)
Sound Level (dB):
96
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.274
Manufactured Dates:
2010 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 11A57758

Comments: The Walther P99 Q air pistol, made in Taiwan for Umarex, is a very good replica of Walther's 9 mm firearm of the same name. The outside shell of the P99 Q is made entirely of plastic. The finish is generally very nice, although some seams have noticeable ridges. Most of the external controls are molded into the shell with the only working control being the slide release lever on the left (the lever on the right side that looks like a slide release is actually the safety). Pushing down on the slide release causes the front half of the slide to move forward so that the 8-shot clips for pellets or BBs can be loaded. This is a non-blowback design, so the slide does not move. The trigger is double-action-only (DAO). The trigger pull is long and fairly smooth with little of the catch that is typical of Umarex 8-shot clip designs. (Many Umarex pistols have a distinctive catch in the trigger pull associated with the trigger mechanism rotating the clip.) The pull becomes noticeably harder as you approach the breaking point. The P99 Q can fire both lead pellets as well as steel BBs. A standard Umarex 8-shot clip is supplied for use with lead pellets and a plastic 8-shot clip is used for BBs. Pellets are loaded in the metal clip from the side with the ratchet. BBs are loaded in the plastic clip from the side opposite the ratchet.

CO2 cylinders are loaded by pulling down on the lever at the base of the grip (it looks like the base pad for a magazine). This causes the backstrap to flip open exposing the CO2 chamber. Pushing down on the backstrap closes the CO2 chamber as well as the "base pad". The Walther P99 Q has good accuracy with pellets (JSB Match Diabolo) and above average accuracy with BBs (Daisy Avanti Match). However, its measured muzzle velocity fell far below the advertised value of 360 fps. The Walther P99 Q is a decent plinker with very good build quality for an air pistol in its price range. 

Owner's Manual for Walther P99 Q (.pdf)
Pyramyd Air Report on Walther P99 Q (Part 1)
Pyramyd Air Report on Walther P99 Q (Part 2)
Pyramyd Air Report on Walther P99 Q (Part 3)

Performance (lead pellets): Measurements were made on 10/11/2011 at a temperature of 73 F and 5000' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (7.4 gr). The highest velocity measured was 325 fps, the lowest was 300 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 310 fps, s = 8). A five-shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.48". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

The Walther P99 Q was tested with the following pellets: Gamo Match (1.27"), JSB Match Diabolo (0.48"), H&N Finale Match Pistol (0.82"), Crosman Premier Super Match (0.59"), and RWS Hobby (1.27"). All groups were measured center-to-center. The smallest groups were produced with the JSB Match Diabolo pellets. Click the thumbnail image below to see the test targets.



Performance (steel BBs): Measurements were made on 10/11/2011 at a temperature of 73 F and 5000' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti Match BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 335 fps, the lowest was 319 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 327 fps, s = 5). A five-shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.70". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

The Walther P99 Q was tested with the following BBs shown with their respective six shot group sizes: Daisy Avanti (0.70"), Crosman Copperhead (1.68"), RWS Match Grade (1.92"), and Daisy Precision Max (1.43"). All groups were measured center-to-center. The smallest groups were produced with the Daisy Avanti Match BBs. Click the thumbnail image below to see the test targets.


 


 
Right Profile: The safety lever is located on the right side of the gun. Press forward and down to engage the safety and forward and up to disengage.

 
Front View: All of the external controls of the P99 Q firearm are accurately duplicated on this replica. However, only the slide release is functional. The safety on the air pistol, located on the right side, is not a replica of a control on the firearm.

 
Rear View: The front and rear sights are marked with large yellow dots. The front sight is fixed but the rear sight can be adjusted for windage by a screw located on the right side of the sight.


 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading Pellets and BBs: Lead pellets are loaded into the metal 8-shot clip from the ratchet side. Pellets must be seated so that the tail of the pellet is even with or slightly below the face of the clip.

Steel BBs are loaded into the 8-shot plastic clip from the side opposite the ratchet. BBs are held in the clip by friction.


 
Loading CO2: The CO2 cylinder chamber is accessed by pulling down on the front edge of what looks like the base plate for the magazine at the bottom of the grip. This causes the backstrap to flip up exposing the CO2 chamber as well as the piercing screw. Once a gas cylinder has been loaded, push down on the backstrap to close things up.

 


 

Packaging: Although the gun is marked as a Walther P99 Q, the packaging refers to the gun as a Walther PPQ.

Owner's Manual for Walther P99Q (.pdf)

 

 

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