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Walther P99 Gen 2


The first generation Walther P99 model first hit the market in 1996. In 2004, Walther opted to give the P99 a facelift of sorts and introduced what is commonly known as the 2nd generation Walther P99 series. The first generation P99 models were produced from 1996 to 2003, and, any model produced from 2004 to the present is considered a 2nd generation model.


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Walther P99 Gen 1 Walther P99 Gen 2


Scroll down to see all the Walter P99 Gen 2 holsters were carry

So exactly what changes were made between the first and second generation models?

#1 – The 1st generation models had what was commonly called a “ski hump” in the middle of the trigger guard, which was removed in the 2nd generation models.

#2 – The 1st generation models featured a left sidle only slide release, which was upgraded to an ambi slide release in Gen 2.

#3 – The proprietary Walther picatinny rail on the 1st generation models was replaced with a more general weaver style rail that would accommodate more accessories.

The 2nd generation Walther P99 is only available in a 9mm or .40 caliber offering with a standard DA/SA trigger. Walther later introduced the P99 in a DAO (Double Action Only) and what called a Quick Action trigger, which was a Glock styled trigger system with a pre-loaded internal striker. The Quick Action trigger is the default trigger on P99 models produced today.

A number of 2nd generation P99 variants were later introduced, including:

#1 – P99 Compact – This was a more compact version of the P99 with a shorter 3.5 inch barrel and slide that was introduced in 2000. Within the P99 Compact (more commonly known as the P99C) model, there were other compact variants such as the P99C DAO and the P99C QA (Quick Action).

#2 – P99DOA – A double action only variant of the P99 that was produced from 2005 to 2010.

Currently the 2nd generation Walther P99 is only available in 4 versions:

  • P99 in 9mm with a 4” barrel
  • P99 in .40 caliber with a 4.2” barrel
  • P99C in 9mm
  • P99C in .40 caliber

Here are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding holsters for the 2nd generation Walther P99 models:

#1 – The 1st generation and 2nd generation Walther P99 basically look the same? What’s the big deal with the 2 different generations?

While both generations look similar, they are different enough that they require a holster made specific for each generation. The 1st generation models have a proprietary Walther picatinny rail which is very different from the 1913 picatinny rail on the 2nd generation models. This is why a 1st generation gun won’t fit in holster made for a 2nd generation pistol and vice-versa.

#2 – I have a Walther P99 but I’m not sure if it’s a 1st generation model or s 2nd generation model. How can I tell the difference?

In addition to having a different picatinny rail system, the 1st generation models have a pronounced bump in the trigger guard directly under the trigger.

#3 – I see that you offer holsters to fit the 2nd Gen Walther P99 models, but do you have anything to fit the 1st Gen models?

Yes, any holster listed on this page is made in a version to fit the 1st Generation Walther P99 series.

#3 – I have a 2nd generation Walther P99 with a Streamlight TLR-3 mounted on it. Do you offer any holsters to fit this model with a light?

One of the brands that we carry called MTR Custom offers holsters for the 2nd generation Walther P99 with a number of the more popular light or laser models attached. And, that includes the TLR-3.

Any of the holster models below are available in a version to fit a 2nd generation Walther P99.

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