the Walther p 99 is a fine self defense weapon. one problem is the handle which has a tendency to hit the upper hand and cause some pain. many of the Walther parts kits come with adjustable handles for convenience so that pain in your hand should not be a problem. overall, this gun deserves 8.5 out of 10 stars. a fine piece of German machinery. too bad people cant own them there, but thats another story.