Gun Report

Smith & Wesson SW99 9mm Compact

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Whether one likes or dislikes the unusual features of the SW99, its inability to fire a variety of ammunition would make us pass on this gun.

Smith & Wesson SW99 9mm Compact

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The decocker (right arrow) is a flush-mounted pushbutton, and the slide release (middle arrow) is long but held close to the frame. The rectangle with the horizontal lines (left arrow) is pulled downward to break down the gun. Note the relief in the frame for the thumb or trigger finger and the contour on the interior of the trigger guard (bottom arrow).
The SW99's rear sight is adjustable for windage. Changes in elevation are handled by one of four quick-change front sights provided with the gun.

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