Friday, December 09, 2005

Walther CP99 Compact - Walther's OTHER master-blaster!

by B.B. Pelletier

I really enjoy the realism Walther puts into their PPK/S BB pistol. It uses CO2 to both shoot the BB and shove the slide back in a realistic blowback with every shot! I actually went out and bought a Walther PPK/S in .22 long rifle caliber just because I liked the BB pistol so much! If you haven't read my report on it, it's Blast away with a real Walther PPK/S!

Walther makes ANOTHER master-blaster!
There's a second BB pistol in the Walther lineup - the CP99 Compact. Now, there are a lot of similar pistols in the Walther line, and it's easy to become confused about the one you want. That's one reason I'm writing this posting. Most of Walther's CP99 pistols are pellet guns. The slide separates in two parts and the front pulls away from the rear, revealing an 8-shot circular clip inside.

The way to tell these guns apart is to read the descriptions to see if they use BBs or pellets. No Walther pistol will shoot both, so if the gun you are looking at takes pellets, it isn't the CP99 Compact. A second way to tell a pellet pistol is to look at the slide. If there's a vertical line in the slide marking where it separates, it's a pellet pistol.


Walther's CP99 Compact has a one-piece slide that blows back with every shot.


It's a modern PPK/S
The PPK was Walther's idea of a pocket pistol in the days before World War II. It was wonderful for its time and it's still a viable pistol today, but ergonomics have advanced so far that now we can build them even better. The CP99 is the air pistol version of Walther's P99, the gun that James Bond now carries. It fits in most adult hands even better than the PPK or the PPK/S (a longer-grip version of the PPK, made to satisfy U.S. importation "points" rulings after the Gun Control Act of 1968).

As the description says, this is now a favorite backup pistol for European tactical and law enforcement personnel. That's why, even though this is a compact, it has a Picatinny mount under the muzzle for a laser. You can see what that looks like by looking at the Walther CP99 Laser, which is a pellet pistol. The Compact, however, is too short to fit the current laser that Walther offers separately. Perhaps they will make a shorter one soon for this gun?

BB magazines
The CP99 Compact uses a 17-shot stick-type magazine instead of the 8-shot circular clips used by the pellet pistols. My experience with the PPK/S tells me there will be enough CO2 in a powerlet to run through at least four magazines before changing powerlets, so you might want to buy a few extras.

Pyramyd's Christmas sale!
Speaking of buying one, Pyramyd's Christmas sale email prompted this post in the first place. I have subscribed to the Pyramyd Air emails, and the most recent one gave all the great holiday sales they're offering. The CP99 Compact is selling for just $84.95! You'll note that's a lot less than the pellet pistols. And, this is the only one featuring realistic blowback with every shot.

Don't forget these!
If you get one, you'll need BBs and CO2 to operate it. Assuming it's going to be a present, a 25-pack of powerlets seems about right. There are smaller packs, but this one is a great deal. And, I'd get a nice pack of Crosman BBs to go with it.

Any way you look at it, the Walther CP99 Compact is one fine BB pistol. If you like realistic airguns, this is one to check out.

215 Comments:

At December 10, 2005 11:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have both of the Walthers that you talk about here. I absolutely love the CP99 compact, and I put a laser on it for shoot-from-the-hip fun. My only complaint about it is the trigger; I wish it were equiped with the serrated trigger from the ppk. Anyways, both pistols are a blast and I'm very impressed with all the features on the compact, the slide release is a great feature that I didn't expect when I ordered it. Good call on the review!

 
At December 11, 2005 10:15 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Thanks for your feedback. It's important that owners tell everyone what they think of the guns I report on.

B.B.

 
At December 22, 2005 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you said they did not make a laser for this gun yet...but the last comment said the person had fitted one to it? I am thinking of buying this gun and would be interested in a laser.

 
At December 22, 2005 2:00 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

When I said they did not make a laser for this gun, I meant one that fits flush with the end of the gun. The laser they offer does attach (I believe, check with Pyramyd Air on that), but it sticks out past the end of the gun because of where it has to be mounted. Some people can't accept that and others don't care.

B.B.

 
At December 28, 2005 3:11 PM, Blogger Kap'n Kro said...

I was just looking on the Umarex website, and they did have a compact laser listed to go with the cp99 compact on the CP99 description page under product accessories. It was listed as the "CP99 Compact Laser (laser class 2)"

Check it out here:
http://www.umarex.com/index.php?id=products&L=en&haupt_id=5&unter_id=3&variante_id=2.1124&cHash=a2602cdab5

 
At January 07, 2006 3:24 PM, Blogger DokWatson said...

B.B., have you seen Umarex's new replica Desert Eagle .50 pellet blowback? I think im in love, do you know if it will be sold in the U.S.?

 
At January 08, 2006 12:15 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Dok,

Pyramyd Air says they will hopefully carry it in 2006. The SHOT Show is in February. That's where retailers meet with manufacturers to place their orders.

B.B.

 
At January 08, 2006 1:43 PM, Blogger DokWatson said...

Cool! Cant wait, hopefully it will live up to what Umarex made it out to be, and be very popular ;)

 
At January 18, 2006 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BB,

Does the CP99 Compact field strip similarly to the PPK/S?

Thanks,

DD

 
At January 20, 2006 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got my WAlther CP99 Compact and i shot a couple of mags when it just didn't cock by itself after a shot. I had to pull the slide back after every shot. Can anyone tell me how to change it back? Thanks

 
At January 21, 2006 8:39 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Your Walther sopunds like it's low on CO2. Try installing a fresh powerlet. Don't forget to put a drop of Pellgunoil on the tip when you do.

B.B.

 
At January 26, 2006 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just got my cp99 compact this morning...and i have to say..it was like love at first sight...its alot heavier than i expected (heavier than the ppk)and its really accurate...(i havent missed my target yet!)oh and its very addictive to shoot..with the recoil and blow back...im sure you wont want to stop shooting for awhile...

 
At January 26, 2006 11:51 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sure others who are also interested in this gun appreciate your remarks.

B.B.

 
At January 26, 2006 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to purchase my first air pistol.. I'm interested in the ppk/s because it can be field stripped or possibly the crossman 357GW for general reliability ... but now that the cp99 compact is out people seam to really like it for it's reliability - can anyone shed some light on if it's field strippable too? or maybe even just some general advice (i.e. should I just wait for pyramydair to carry Umarex's Desert Eagle?)

Thanks

 
At February 06, 2006 5:16 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

I'm thinking about buying a Walther p99 compact bb gun for my competitions I hold. I was curious, does this bb gun feature a striker cocking indicator (the red dot) like the walther p99 does? or is it just a cut out, which would really suck. Thanks.

 
At February 06, 2006 5:20 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

And also, does it have an open or closed ejection port. thanks a bunch guys. (and gals)

 
At February 06, 2006 5:40 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Rey,

I'll turn this one over to our owners to answer.

B.B.

 
At February 07, 2006 10:34 AM, Anonymous Rey said...

Ok, Sounds good, thanks B.B.

 
At February 08, 2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous PyramydAir said...

The CP99 Compact cannot be stripped. It has a red dot indicator to show if it is loaded. CP99 Compact has a closed ejection port.

Pyramyd Air

 
At February 08, 2006 4:40 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

That works, Thank you so much.

 
At February 09, 2006 5:48 AM, Blogger kiwigeezer said...

Hmmm, sounds like fun.
I bought a ppk/s with the nickel slide and loved it so much I bought another one -one to 'keep' and one to play with. It gets harder and harder to get these things in under the spousal radar.
Be aware however that the ppk/s is no longer easily field strip-able; you will need to punch out a small pin that locks the trigger guard to do this.
I'm now wavering between a Walther CPS (cheap semi-auto pellet) or a CP99 Compact...decisions decisions :-P

 
At February 09, 2006 5:52 AM, Blogger kiwigeezer said...

And BB, thanks for the fantastically helpful report on the differences between the Walther CPs, clears up ALL the confusion for this boy.

 
At February 14, 2006 7:00 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

Well, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who posted comments on this page about this gun. After I read all of this stuff on this page, I went out and bought my very own Walther CP99 Compact. Let me tell all of you thinking about buying one, It's 2xs better than any of the gas guns on the market. It's the best $85.00 I've ever spent on a bb gun. Being that I hold my own competitions, I have used many bb and pellet guns that are on the market today. The CP99 COmpact is by far the best bb gun I have used up to date. If anyone has any questions about it, I'll check fequently on this site to answer any that my pry your curiousity. Thank you again.

 
At February 14, 2006 7:56 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

kiwigeezer,

Glad the blog helped you!

B.B.

 
At February 14, 2006 7:57 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Rey,

Your comments, good and bad, are worth ten of mine.

Thanks,

B.B.

 
At February 23, 2006 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just wondering , regarding the maintenance of the CP99 COMPACT , can you also use crosmans maintenance c02 cylinder every now and again in addition to the drop of oil on each powerlet?

 
At February 24, 2006 9:29 AM, Anonymous Rey said...

With the CP99, you can use any type of 12g CO2 cylinder. Regaurdless of the brand. I have never seen a maintenance cylinder before, but I'm sure you can as long as it's a 12g.

 
At March 09, 2006 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you hear anything about the umarex desert eagle blowback co2 pellet, is it goin to be sold on the us soon???

 
At March 10, 2006 8:05 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Yes, the Umarex Desert Eagle will be available in the U.S., just as soon as they distribute it here.

B.B.

 
At March 17, 2006 2:48 AM, Anonymous Dave said...

I just saw a CP99 compact in a shop today, held it, and man that thing is awesome. I have a question though... I have quite a few mags for my PPK/S (which I no longer have anymore), and I was wondering if they could be used in the CP99 C? From the pics I've seen, it looks like they can, but then again, I doubt it... anyone know for sure?

 
At March 18, 2006 11:38 AM, Anonymous Gilbert said...

No the ppk/s mags are different than the ones for the cp99 compact just look at the accesories fot the cp99 compact and you will see the difference.

 
At March 18, 2006 12:07 PM, Anonymous Gilbert said...

Hey just wondering how old are some of you guys?

 
At March 28, 2006 3:16 PM, Blogger shocker said...

maybe you all can help meout. what is better, gas or co2 guns. they offer the waltherp99 compact , which I really want, in gas and co2. what's better

 
At March 28, 2006 3:37 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

shocker,

Are you mixing apples and oranges, here? All pellet-firing Walther pistols use CO2. The Walther gas pistols (green gas) are airsoft - 6mm plastic BBs. Two different guns.

I know of no Walther pellet pistol that runs on green gas. The only gas the pellet pistols use is CO2.

B.B.

 
At March 28, 2006 3:59 PM, Blogger shocker said...

your the man , no one could tell me the difference, and that information wasn't availible. i'll get the co2 version. thanks

 
At April 19, 2006 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my CP99 Compact 2 weeks ago. At first sight I liked it very much, especially the metal slide and the wonderful sound of its recoil.

But I don't like the closed ejection port and the fake guide rod. I have airsoft BB pistols and most of them are quite realistic in the structure including ejection port. I wonder why crosman cannot do something that airsoft BB pistol manufacturers have been sucessfully doing for more than 10 years. They are all made in Japan anyways....

Terry

 
At April 19, 2006 4:55 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Terry,

This airgun is made by UMAREX from Germany. Crosman was the U.S. distributor until recently.

B.B.

 
At April 28, 2006 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many shots do you get with this gun out of one CO2 cilinder?

 
At April 29, 2006 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long is the dove tail on this gun?

 
At April 30, 2006 9:08 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Number of shots is well over 50. It depends on how fast you fire the gun, because CO2 is a coolent. If the gun is cold you'll get fewer shots.

Length of dovetail I don't know. If you really need to know, call Pyramyd Air and talk to Boris.

B.B.

 
At May 23, 2006 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i can say is wow... this gun is AMAZING, i love it. it was so much heavier than i excpected (which is a good thing) and though blow back is really cool. All i can say is BUY THIS GUN!!!!!

 
At June 03, 2006 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently purchased this CO2 pistol---very nice. Powerful,accurate and nice, solid feel in the hand. I also own a P99QA 9MM, and this CO2 pistol feels very much the same.

 
At June 03, 2006 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has this happened to anyone else were the slide lever stops working, i know its not a neccesity but its still nice to have and adds realism

 
At June 05, 2006 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How real does the cp99 compact look??

 
At June 06, 2006 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

---ABOUT THE SLIDE CATCH---
Are you talking about the slide catch that keeps the slide from returning fully when you run out of ammo?? YES. I've had my cp99 compact for about three months and just yesterday, my slide stop broke. I found that the problem was that the slide is make of soft metal and it had wore out where it hits on the slide catch. The slide catch itself has wore out some too. I took the gun apart and filed the metal straght again and now it works, but im sure the same thing will happen after a while because the metal is sooo soft! My guess is that soon everybody's cp99 compact will start doing this. Crossman or Umarex should really provide a fix for this problem as it is an engineering flaw. My gun doesen't have that much use time on it and shouldn't be doing this.
Ben

 
At June 06, 2006 8:27 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

The CP99 looks as real as it appears in the photo. Am I missing something?

B.B.

 
At June 06, 2006 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ejection port is closed all the time, the guide rail is fake, and there is differnecs around where the magizne goes in, but it is quite real looking and feeling.

 
At June 14, 2006 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a problem, for some reason i am not getting enough power from mine, my ppk is stronger for some reason, do any of you have any suggestions of what the problem may be??

 
At June 15, 2006 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get your CP99 Compact. I have checked several stores near me but have been unable to find it. I would rather go into a store then order online, but if necessary I will order online.

 
At July 02, 2006 6:36 PM, Blogger OSOK said...

I was just wondering... Should I buy the PPK/S or the CP99 Compact ???
I need to know soon.
Thanks

OSOK

 
At July 07, 2006 4:52 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

I'll be honest with you my friend. The PPk is a little over-rated in my eyes. I have had 4 of them and with all four- the firing pin has gotten stuck in the barrel, preventing me from pulling out or inserting the clip and firing bbs. The CP99 I have had for almost 4 months now and I have not a single problem out of it. The PPK I had for about a month or so and they jammed. I would go with the CP99- better looking, heavier, same size, mor dependible, faster, and way more powerful for only $20 or so more. I would deffinatly take the CP99 over any other bb pistol on the market. Hope this helps. Later. :)

 
At July 07, 2006 4:56 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

As for the other questions- The CP99 works best with Copperhead CO2 cylinders. If that doesn't do it, you may want to think about exchanging it for another one because the CO2 seal or line in the gun may be damaged.

As far as the stores are concerned- I got mine from Dicks Sporting goods. That's THE ONLY store that I found it at up to date. If you don't have one near you, I would suggest trying to find one and check it out. Dick's cost on the CP99 here was about $80.00 or so. That's all I know. Wal-mart, K-Mart, ect. don't have it as far as I know. If there are any other questions, I'll try to answer them to my fullest ability. Later friends.

 
At July 10, 2006 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys, im thinking about getting the CP99 compact and you've all been a great help, but i was wonder if you knew if any type of trigger mounted laser could be put on the CP99 compact? i know crosman makes one, but does it fit?
thanks.

 
At July 11, 2006 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was wondering, can th CP99 compact only use the steel bbs or can it also work with the lead balls?

 
At July 11, 2006 10:22 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I would think steel BBs only. They are smaller than lead balls, and the only reason for using lead is because the barrel is rifled, which isn't the case with the CP99 Compact.

 
At July 11, 2006 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey do you guys leave co2 in your cp99 compacts...the manual says it's not recommended for long time storage.

 
At July 12, 2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welp, mine finally arrived today and let me tell you, I LOVE THIS GUN! If there're any questions as to the quality of this gun (and I'm by no means an expert or even an enthusiast, I've just had a couple and fired a few.) I'm here to say this thing scores in all departments. You can easily go through 4 clips before the power starts waning. The blowback is simply a thrill. Although I would imagine you could probably run through double the magazines if it were not, it's just that little something that makes you nod your head and say, "Yes." The heft and feel are perfection, the slide is smooth and it is accurate as can be. If you're questioning yourself, DON'T! BUY THIS GUN! You won't be disappointed. And PyramydAir got it to me in about 3 days!

 
At July 12, 2006 5:30 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

New owner,

When the buzz wears off, tell me about the accuracy in quantified terms.

B.B.

 
At July 12, 2006 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you guys leave co2 in your cp99 compacts ??....Will it do any damage to the valve??

 
At July 13, 2006 7:36 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Yes you can leave a powerlet in the gun and no, it won't damage it. It's a safety issue.

B.B.

 
At July 13, 2006 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i recentlet bought a cp99 and the second co2 powerlet i inserted , the gun started too leak. I took it out, a tried a new one and it still leaks slightly. Is the gun deffective or am i doind something wrong?

 
At July 13, 2006 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooo yea...and i think the leak starts after the first shot....but i may be wrong

 
At July 14, 2006 6:14 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Are you putting a drop of Crosman Pellgunoil (NO OTHER TYPE) on the tip of the powerlet before piercing?

B.B.

 
At July 14, 2006 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guesse i should be. But even if i didnt, whould that cause a leak after the second powerlet?

 
At July 14, 2006 2:11 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

No, not doing it wouldn't CAUSE a leak, but it may fix one.

I have fixed more than half the leaking CO2 guns this way.

B.B.

 
At July 14, 2006 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok I'll give that a shot. Thanks

 
At July 15, 2006 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!
I am Arthur Lien from Taiwan, Does anyone know how to take down slide of CP99 Compact?
My email: arthurlien@126.com

 
At July 16, 2006 9:05 PM, Anonymous Rey said...

Hey B.B. I just wanted to say thanks for answering the question about the leaking valve. I have a S&W Sigma CO2 bb gun that leaks as well. I'll try that to fix it. Thanks a lot. As for the leakin issue, I know what's wrong with your gun. It's defective because the seal around the needle is bad, therefor it leaks co2 out of the gun because the seal doesn't hold the pressure in the gun. If you can, I'd say for you to return it for another, but if you don't want to and B.B.'s trick works, than more power to you. Hope this helps. Later

 
At July 17, 2006 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Rey, i just exchanged it, they were reluctant at first and had never heard of a defective gun, but they eventually gave in.

 
At July 18, 2006 12:51 PM, Anonymous I like egggs said...

I just recieved my compact today. It is a great gun for anybody. I had a gamo p23 but it broke. Fell to pieces. I think the compact is much better than it. Tore a soda can in half at 15 feet in two and a half clips. It is so realistic and it is heavier than I thought. I am thinking about buying a real p99 just because I love it. I would recommend it for anybody because it is easy to reload and feels great in the hand.

 
At July 18, 2006 2:18 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Thanks for that feedback!

B.B.

 
At July 26, 2006 4:11 AM, Blogger SteveH said...

I am going to buy a CP99, but can't make my mind up between the standard pellet version or the compact BB version (with blowback).

I have always been a pellet person - can anyone tell me the practical difference in terms of range and accuracy.

 
At July 26, 2006 8:09 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

SteveH,

The pellet pistol will be three to four times more accurate than the BB pistol. As distance increases, that becomes very apparent.

The BB pistol is more for the fun of blowback and the fast shooting action is has.

B.B.

 
At July 27, 2006 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to buy a CP99 but can't decide between the pellet version and the BB Compact (with blowback).
I have always been a pellet person, but what are the real differences in range and accuarcy.

 
At July 27, 2006 5:09 AM, Blogger SteveH said...

Thanks B.B.
What would you say was a reasonable range for each?
Also, is the Compact all metal like the CP99, or does it have a plastic slide, like the CP99 Sport?

 
At July 28, 2006 10:46 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

SteveH,

The range for the BB gun is 20 feet or so. The pellet pistol should be good to 25 yards or maybe more.

According to the Pyramyd Air description, the current CP99 Compace has a metal slide on a poly frame.

B.B.

 
At July 31, 2006 11:43 PM, Anonymous seymoore butts said...

I think I have a weird compact. I get pretty good accuracy at about 50 yards or so. I get about 4 to 6 clips out of a powerlet. I only use pellgunoil every 5 powerlets. My gun seems stronger when I dont use oil though.

 
At August 05, 2006 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know a good place to buy a cp99 compact payment by PAYPAL? i can't seem to find one? does pyramidair accept paypal? please help. also is the cp99 worth the cash?

 
At August 05, 2006 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have paid Pyramyd by PayPal before. Submit the order using Check as a payment method, get the total then transfer money using paypal@pyramydair.com

 
At August 07, 2006 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all, I could use some help here. I just bought a CP99 Compact and I love the action on it, but it's not all that accurate. Namely, at 20-25 feet, the shots are at least 2-3 inches low. Is this too far away to practice shooting? I want to practice with this in lieu of a real handgun and with the blowback design it's perfect!

Except for the accuracy. Did I get a bum gun? Should I exchange it for another unit?

Thanks for any help.

 
At August 09, 2006 7:21 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

What size are your groups? If they are 2 inches or less at 20 feet, that's about the limit of a BB gun.

Are you using a center hold or a 6 O'Clock hold on the low groups?

B.B.

 
At August 09, 2006 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the cp99 compact need to be oiled frequently like the PPK/S? if so, where do i oil it? thanks for the help.

 
At August 09, 2006 11:27 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

The PPK/S never needs to be oiled. The POWERLET should have a drop of oil on its tip to keep the seals working, and every other CO2 gun needs the same thing.

B.B.

 
At August 10, 2006 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my cp99 compact holds up to 19 bbs. should i take advantage of this or be on the safe side and only put 17 bbs? pls help, thanks.

 
At August 10, 2006 3:13 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

I have never heard of a problem stemming from overloading a CP99 Compact magazine. If any of our readers knows of a problem, I hope they will chime in. Otherwise, I'd say keep doing what you are doing.

B.B.

 
At August 11, 2006 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, when I load my Co2 into the gun, all of it comes out in a matter of seconds. Is this something I am doing, or is my gun broken? thanks

Tilly

 
At August 11, 2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Tilley,

The gas should not come out at all. Normally I'd suggest a drop of pellgunoil, but in your case I don't think it would help.

B.B.

 
At August 22, 2006 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never held a gun, let alone fired one. I am totally ignorant, but do know I want an air gun that is lethal at, say, 10-15 yards. I want to shoot small critters, like rabbits and field mice. When I read your review of the CP99 compact and all the comments, I thought I had found the gun for me. Then I read in one of your responses that bb guns are accurate to about 20 feet. 20 feet!! What's the point? Perhaps what I need is a pellet gun? Please advise.

 
At August 23, 2006 6:38 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

The CP99 is too weak AND inaccurate to kill small critters. Most pellet pistols are too weak. What you need is a multi-pump pneumatic with about 13-14 foot-pounds of muzzle energy. The Benjamin 392 is perfect for critter control, and the Daisy 22SG is, as well, if the distance is under 25 yards.

B.B.

 
At September 02, 2006 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The p99 compact rock!!!

 
At September 11, 2006 11:09 AM, Anonymous Bob G. said...

The CP99 compact is a very nice bb pistol, make no mistake.

As for hitting power, let's just say I'm tearing through my phonebook "backstop" with EASE! And the shot groupings are nice and tight.

It would be nice to have hi-vis sights on it though...in low light, you're basically point-shooting! Maybe some TRU-GLO paint might help with that.

And this piece is actually HEAVIER than either the Walther P22 OR the P99 (9mm), so if you get used to this, the real deal is going to be a lot easier on the wrists!

I get about 6-7 clipfuls out of each cylinder (at room temperature - slow shooting), and that's not that bad either.

Anyone that wants a nice looking, accurate bb pistol with a fair amount of "oomph" to it...go buy the CP99 compact.

Only one problem...I wish you could field strip it!

;)

 
At September 13, 2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How tight should i screw the cylindar adjustmend screw/wheel before i turn towards the power, cuz i'm getting diffrent types of leaks , and wasteing co2.

 
At September 13, 2006 4:19 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

That's hard to answer because every gun is a little different. Mine are usually screwed in 3/4 of the way.

If you put a drop of Pellgunoil on the tip of each powerlet, it should seal well without excess tightening.

B.B.

 
At September 17, 2006 1:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know how to increase the fps on the walther cp99 compact?? i think the 335 fps is not enough.

 
At September 17, 2006 9:13 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Yes. The CP99 Compat's velocity can be increased by lengthening the barrel and polishing the ports of the valve. There might be some advantage gained by balancing the hammer weight with the valve return spring weight as well. But lengthening the barrel is the biggest gain.

B.B.

 
At September 18, 2006 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, bb pelletier, thanks for your info.

 
At September 18, 2006 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just got my walther cp99 compact today. this pistol looks and feels awesome. should i put some "pellgun oil" on the slide before i start using the gun? this is my first co2 BB gun.

 
At September 18, 2006 7:01 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

There is no need to lubricate the slide of your new gun. It comes from the factory lubricated and ready to go.

Crosman Pellgunoil is NOT a lubricant. It is a sealing oil to be used on the tips of powerlets and on the pump heads of multi-pump pneumatic airguns only.

B.B.

 
At September 18, 2006 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

got it..so i should use a drop of the "pellgunoil" everytime time i change the co2 powerlet...right?

 
At September 18, 2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Yes.

B.B.

 
At September 19, 2006 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why some website will only ship to a FFL dealer when you order bbs gun online?? and the FFL will charge about $20-$50 fees to transfer documents paper work. that is alot of money plus the cost of the bbs gun.

 
At September 19, 2006 1:55 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Dealers in states where airguns are controlled like firearms tend to put the same restrictions on them. Also, the state district attorneys have been prosecuting dealers for sending airgun ammunition to minors in their states, so the anonymity of the internet is now over for those products.

B.B.

 
At September 20, 2006 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, in terms of receiving this product, is it better to have it shipped to Michigan (school) or Illinois (home)??? I'm not talking about fees or charges, but I'm talking about state restrictions. I want to have the least amount of inconveniences in receiving this product.

-MarkStutz

 
At September 20, 2006 3:05 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Mark,

I cannot answer that question here. You need to call Pyramyd Air (888-262-4867) and talk to one of their customer reps. They field questions like that every day.

With the CP99, I don't think there's a problem with either state, but what do I know?

B.B.

 
At September 21, 2006 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.B. Pelletier, do you know why so many websites are out of stock of the "walther cp99 compact"? i been searching so many websites and said they are all out of stock of it. is there a high demand for this gun? i am having a hard time to locate this gun.

 
At September 21, 2006 7:02 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Airguns are made in batrches. Umarex probably miscalculated the popularity of this model. I'm sure they will be making more with the holidays coming.

If you like you can ask them yourself. Here's the number.

479-646-4210

B.B.

 
At September 21, 2006 2:09 PM, Anonymous Bob G. said...

While looking for Crosman Pellgunoil the other week (finally got some online), I stopped into a DICK'S sporting goods, and they currently have the CP99 compact...just NO pellgunoil.

Haven't found any reatilers offline that carry that. better to get it online.

I did get some GAMO oil though...for lubrication only (when needed), and NOT for the cylinder seal in my Walther/Crosman.

And my wife thinks I "fell in love" all over again with this pistol...lol!

B.G.

 
At September 23, 2006 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just paid $78.00 for the CP99. I was wondering of anyone can give me info on when and where to "oil" it. Its my first gun. I cant wait to shoot it.

 
At September 23, 2006 8:48 PM, Blogger Abel said...

B.B. where or haw ca i lengthening the barrel off mi cp99 compact ?

 
At September 25, 2006 12:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BB, I am trying to register my walther cp99 compact online, but I can't find the serial# on the gun. can you tell me where is located??

 
At September 25, 2006 12:01 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Oil the tip of the powerlet with Pellgunoil. Nothing else!

B.B.

 
At September 25, 2006 12:02 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Serial number,

Contact

sales@pyramydair.com

B.B.

 
At September 26, 2006 1:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BB. how long can I leave the co2 powerlet in the gun? 1 week, 2 weeks or a month?

 
At September 26, 2006 7:09 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I leave powerlets in all my Umarex pistols all the time. Permanently. Year-round. Haven't had a problem yet (20 guns).

B.B.

 
At September 26, 2006 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BB. ok, thanks for your info. re:how long can I leave the co2 powerlet in the gun?

 
At September 30, 2006 11:47 AM, Anonymous Bob G. said...

THe serial number for the CP99 compact can be found at the rear of the franme, just below the slide assembly. It's just under the opening where your red dot indicator shows up when you're ready to fire.
Example: 0C 00000
Hope that helps.

B.G.

 
At September 30, 2006 11:30 PM, Anonymous ken w. said...

Hi B.G., thank you for your info.

 
At September 30, 2006 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can I re-use the steel bbs??

 
At October 03, 2006 1:59 PM, Anonymous Bob G. said...

It depends on what you called "used"...if your backstop is a metal trap, then they're probably no good, but if you use foam or paper, then they just might be reusable.

I had a bad experience using older "used" BBs in my CP99 compact...it jammed REAL good, and with no way to effectively field-strip it (they should fix that ASAP), I had to send it back for a replacement, as it was less than 7 days old!
I'd have to say that used BBs could present some difficulty with the magazine in the CP99 compact due to deformity, but that's nothing new to anyone who's been plinking for years.
I now use nothing but Crosman copperheads in it, and haven't had a jam or misfire in several HUNDRED rounds (even at rapid fire).

As for all those used BBs...if ya got an old PNEUMATIC pistol...they work fine in that (like my ancient TOPSCORE 175)!

B.G.

 
At October 04, 2006 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just recieved my CP99 compact and I absolutly love it. I have only 1 complaint, the saftey isnt the easiest to use. That said the effect of the saftey is great. it acts as a decocker. the co2 is tough to get in but a small price to pay. the blow back is perfect and the recoil was very unexpected and enjoyed. i think the trigger pull is perfect, the weight is perfect, the slide is good( wish it would catch in a further position). def at least a 9/10 gun well worth the money

 
At October 09, 2006 10:35 PM, Anonymous Johnny Bravo said...

I obtained my CP99 COMPACT last week. GREAT GUN!!! Ya, the safety is a little hard to use but hey.... I'll get used to it. My ONLY complaint is the accuracy. I think I've got a DUD. @ 10ft my groups are tight but 2" below the 'target'. @ 20ft the group is tight but the grouping is 6" below the 'target'.
I do have firearms experience so I don't need the lecture about holding the unit correctly... (I've already heard it from the gun supplier) etc... Yes, I've run several 'fresh' CO2's and tried Crosman & Daisy BB's. The power seems to be there, but poor accuracy.
What do you thionk.... DUD or ?? Is ther any way to adjust the elevation?? Thanx for your help.....

 
At October 10, 2006 3:58 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Your accuracy isn't poor - the sights aren't in the right place.

A lower front sight will raise the group, as will a higher rear.

With fixed sight guns like your, a different sight picture is what shooters do, thought 6 inches low at 20 feet does seem excessive.

B.B.

 
At October 12, 2006 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering whethere I should get the PPK/S or the CP99 Compact. Is there any advantage to being able to field-strip the gun, besides being able to fix a jam easily?

 
At October 12, 2006 6:17 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

There is no advantage. It's just neat.

B.B.

 
At October 12, 2006 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I get a CP99 Compact laser? I have tried looking, but I could not find any sites selling them. At least not any in a language I can read.

 
At October 13, 2006 9:31 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

The CP99 laser is sold right here on Pyramyd Air's website. Go to this link:

http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/gun/609

B.B.

 
At October 13, 2006 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that laser is for the CP99, but it would seem a bit too big for the CP99 Compact. I'm talking about the one Umarex makes, shown here: http://www.umarex.com/index.php?id=products&L=en&haupt_id=5&unter_id=3&variante_id=2.1124&cHash=a2602cdab5
(If that link doesn't work for some reason, then go to www.umarex.com then click on "Products" and then go to optics, then Laser.)
It has a CP99 Compact laser that fits flush with the end of the gun

 
At October 13, 2006 2:52 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Okay,

After I answered I saw that the triggerguard shapes are different, too.

I'm going to refer your question to Umarex USA, and we'll both see what they have to say about it. Umarex makes the gun and Umarex USA in the distributor.

B.B.

 
At October 13, 2006 3:40 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

CP99 Compact laser,

Pyramyd Air has lasers on order and as soon as they come in they will be posted on this site. Umarex USA tells me to expect them in about a month.

B.B.

 
At October 25, 2006 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i own the ppk/s and i am thinking about buying the cp99 compact. However, on my ppk/s, the slide sticks about a quarter of an inch from the end of the barrel, and i dont know how i can fix it. Anyways i dont want the same thing to happen with the blowback feature on the compact. I would just be shooting in the back yard and i dont know if i should get the compact or the cp99. I own the m1911 colt and like it. do you have any advise

 
At October 26, 2006 6:16 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I don't know what is wrong with your PPK/S, but I will be testing the CP99 Compact soon, and I plan to pit it against a PPK/S. Maybe that will help you?

B.B.

 
At November 07, 2006 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have three CP99 compacts, and all three have the issue of not piercing the CO2 cartridge completely. This may be the source of several folks "low power" comments and "poor accuracy" complaints (shooting low). We have to crank the cartridge in REALLY tight before the final turn at the bottom of the grip or else we get pitiful power/accuracy. This makes it very tough to get the cartridge in and out.

Is there a way to adjust the piercing depth to a more appropriate depth?

 
At November 07, 2006 4:12 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I don't believe there is an adjustment for the depth of the piercing pin.

B.B.

 
At November 16, 2006 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own the CP99 Compact and love it. I do have a question about the power. The first clip is fine the second sounds and feels cosiderably less. I also have noticed that if you hold the gun upside down There is a very significant power increase. I have only done that twice and I know it's not smart. It doesn't seem like I'm getting the full effect of the co2 cartridge.

 
At November 17, 2006 7:14 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

CP99 Compact,

You are experiencing the difference between liquid CO2 and gas only flowing through the valve. The first few shots let out the excess liquid. It takes about 5-10 shots to do this.

Holding the gun inverted allows the liquid to flow through the valve.

This effect has been experimented with and is too dangerous to pursue. Guns have blown apart from the excess pressure of liquid expanding to gas in places liquid wasn't supposed to be.

I wouldn't try your experiment any more.

B.B.

 
At November 20, 2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you

 
At December 03, 2006 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, i just bought the CP99 Compact, and it is my first air gun. I also bought the crossman powerlets, the 25 pack. When i try to put in the CO2 it seems as if it doesnt go in all the way and the top doesnt break off. Am I doing something wrong, is my gun broken. BTW I've tried multiple canisters to IDK if that is the problem. Thanks in advance for your help

 
At December 03, 2006 3:16 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Have you read the manual? The top of the powerlet isn't supposed to break off. It gets punctured by a needle-like steel probe located at the spot the narrow end of the powerlet goes.

If you read the instructions, they tell you to tighten the black screw located at the bae of the powerlet until it doesn't move anymore. Then put the backstrap on and finally twist the knob at the base of the grip all the way towards the "power" position (that's counter-clockwise).

You may not be twisting the bottom knob as far as it has to go. When you don't, the gun will leak.

Are you putting a drop of Crosman Pellgunoil on the tip of every new powerlet you instrall?

B.B.

 
At December 03, 2006 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.B.

If i were a woman i'd marry you. Thank you so much ill be coming back to pyramyd air for all my bbgun needs. THANKS

 
At December 03, 2006 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You SOOOOO much, i was about ready to return it. I will recomend this site to all my friends and will come here for all me bb gun needs. Thanks again

 
At December 18, 2006 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is any maintainence necessary with the CP99; such as lubricating the slide and so forth (i don't know much about guns am i missing anything else considering this can't be stripped down?). Also what sort of lubricant should be used if that's necessary?

 
At December 19, 2006 5:51 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I assume you are referring to the CP99 Compact. The CP99 is a pellet pistol that doesn't have a blowback slide.

Do not oil your gun. Just shoot it. However, do put one drop of Crosman pellgunoil on the tip of every new Powerlet you install. That keeps the seals fresh and tight.

B.B.

 
At December 30, 2006 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't understand why the CP99 compact is much cheaper than Pellet CP99. Compact is really a good one,isn't it? and so many guys recommend it.

 
At January 09, 2007 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you remove the slide ,i have tried everything i removed the clip in the trigger area pulled slide back to no prevail.
there must be anouther catch somewhere.plesae help.
bob

 
At January 10, 2007 12:11 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Bob,

You aren't supposed to remnove the slide on the 99.

B.B.

 
At January 10, 2007 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir,
i wanted to know in case i have to work on it.i own an air gun shop
and was just wondering in case i have to replace seals or do some other work.the gun seems to work fine at the present time but you never know,if it's like my other walthers it will need little work .
if you do find out about disassembly procedures,let me know.

 
At January 11, 2007 4:06 AM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Okay,

I imagine the 99's slide comes off similar to the 1911A! and Beretta (Umarex) pistols. If you repair these already, the 99 should not present too many problems.

B.B.

 
At January 14, 2007 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey BB,
My CP99 Compact has a tendency to jam after firing a few rapid fire shot's. In your experience have you encountered or heard of this problem? I thought perhaps that i was being to ambitious with it (trying to shoot too fast), but I have read your posts saying that one should be able to shoot it as fast as possible without problems. Do you then think that this is a problem with my particular gun?

mike

 
At February 28, 2007 6:26 PM, Anonymous Jeremy said...

uh i forgot...my name is jeremy and i posted the comment rite on top of this one...im just telling you so that you can respond with my name... thanks b.b.

-Jeremy

 
At February 28, 2007 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wut does the pelgun oil do for the gun if i put it on each powerlet? will it benefit my gun in any other way than just helping the seals?

-John

 
At February 28, 2007 6:43 PM, Anonymous Jeremy said...

hey, Jeremy here again, y cant i use any other type of oils? i put sum silicone spray oil meant for air rifles on top of my co2 canister and it seems to work fine...but y does it HAVE to be crosman pellgun oil

 
At March 01, 2007 7:18 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Jeremy and John,

Pellgunoil seals the gun. Yes, any pure silicone oil could be used.

Yes, adding Pellgunoil will often fix a slow leak, but never a fast one.

Jeremy, we don't discuss killing with airguns, but no, a CP99 Compact will not do what you asked. For that you need a firearm.

B.B.

 
At March 05, 2007 2:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, can you name three ways to increase fps of the cp99 compact besides lengthening barrel and putting oil on the powerlet?
-peter

 
At March 08, 2007 6:46 PM, Anonymous DaJuggerNaut said...

wutsup! great report b.b pelletier! i like how discriptive you are in describing the gun! keep it up bro.But i was wondering how i can increase the fps of the cp99 compact, how i can do that, and by how much fps? thanks ahead of time bro.

-DaJuggerNaut

 
At March 09, 2007 6:39 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

DaJuggerNaut,

CO2 guns get their velocity from the barrel length. There is no easy way to increase the velocity of the CP99 Compact. It could be done, of course, but the cost would be prihibitive unless the owner did all the work.

If you install another barrel that's two inches longer, you might pick up 75-100 f.p.s.

B.B.

 
At March 10, 2007 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've owned my cp99 compact for a few months now but don't shoot it much. reason being....the accuracy SUCKS! Mine shoots real low and off to the left, therefore not really fun to shoot. Kinda reminds me of my ppk which i dont use anymore either due to its innacurracy.

 
At March 10, 2007 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cp99 compact

pros:

-fun to play around with (blowback)
-beautiful piece to look at
-nice heft and build
-hidden co2 piercing system

cons:

-inaccurate
-non adjustable sights
-the piercing system locks/jams if the adjusting screw is set too tight making it hard to ->open to take the co2 out and the opposite if the adjusting screw is set too loose...it wont pierce properly and you end up getting weak shots or leaking gas
-magazine locks "loosely" in place (has a bit of play when holding the gun)
-and last but not least, did i mention really bad accuracy? ;)

 
At March 12, 2007 1:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, im new to the air pistol stuff and i would like to know wut the term "field-strip" means...thank you ahead of time for your response.

 
At March 12, 2007 8:56 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Field strip is not an airgun term. It's a military term that means taking a gun apart to clean it.

The level of disassembly is just enough to clean the gun without risking the loss of parts.

B.B.

 
At March 19, 2007 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear B.B. Pelletier,
I would like to know WHERE to oil my gun parts. I want to take care of it but i do not know where are the appropriate parts to oil on the cp99 compact. I would also like to know if WD-40 works. Thank You for your response.
-Da Juggernaut

 
At March 19, 2007 6:05 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Da Juggernaut,

There really isn't any oiling recommended for a CP99 Compact. If you shoot it a lot (10K rounds a month) perhaps a drop of lubricating oil on the frame rails where the slide moves would not hurt, but that's about it.

Do not use WD-40 on any gun - air or otherwise. WD-40 dries and leaves a deposit of yellow varnish on parts that gums them after a long time. It is not recommended for anything with moving parts.

B.B.

 
At March 23, 2007 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um hey i really need help on this one B.B. is there any way at all besides buying a new gun to fix my problem? my problem is that the slide stop has worn out and it wont stay back when run outta ammo. Please o Please help me fix this problem. :( thank you so much ahead of time

-Da Juggernaut

 
At March 23, 2007 9:14 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

-Da Juggernaut,

The only way to fix the problem is to fix the gun. Call Umarex USA and see about it.

www.umarexusa.com

Short of buying a new gun why not just continue to use the gun you have? I'm sure you can tell by the sound when you have run out of BBs.


B.B.

 
At March 25, 2007 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da Juggernaut here again,
How do i field strip the gun? u got any links showing how to take apart the gun? i can just file the slide stop straight again after i take it apart. But i need help on taking off the slide. any links or suggestions?

 
At March 25, 2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous B.B. Pelletier said...

Juggernaut,

www.umarexusa.com

 
At April 04, 2007 7:07 PM, Anonymous Kristof said...

I just got one of these......so much fun. Awesome practice for real IDPA, right in my own back yard!

 
At July 03, 2007 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I unload a backwards loaded magazine?

 
At July 03, 2007 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put the magazine in wrong how do I take it back out?

 
At July 04, 2007 5:14 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Push the mag release and work the bottom of the mag back and forth while pulling out.

If that fails, the gun may have to be sent to Umarex USA.

B.B.

 
At August 20, 2007 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just bought a CP99 Compact and noticed that when the safety is engaged, I am still able to pull the trigger (though the gun does NOT fire) and it will load a bb for every trigger pull and start falling out of the barrel. I know its minor, but it this normal? Thanks.

 
At August 20, 2007 7:15 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Yes, that's how this gun works. So don't do that.

B.B.

 
At September 29, 2007 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
this guy:

"the slide sticks about a quarter of an inch"

...who posted back in '06, I had this problem. I took the pistol apart, and removed the metal collar that holds the firing pin striker (the thing the hammer hits). Under that, where the round would be in a firearm, is the gas chamber thingy ( I guess...).
It is cylindrical, the firing pin striker hits it in the middle to release the gas charge. Anyway, the cylinder had become flared in the back: that is a burr had formed around the back edge of the cylinder. The collar thingy that holds the striker was hanging up on this burr. The screw in the top of the PPK/s goes through the slide and into this collar, um...thing. Filed it off the burr, gun works great.

Doesn't mean this is what was wrong in his post, but you never know ;-)

 
At June 24, 2008 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI UMM... I HAVE A CP99 COMPACT AND IT IS GREAT ITS WEIGHT, RELIABILITY EVERY THING, BUT RECENTLY I DIDNT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THE TYPES OF OILS THAT WERE ALLOWED/NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED ON THE TIP OF THIS GUN AND I HAVE BEEN USING REM OIL, BY REMINGTON WHICH IS MADE FOR REAL FIREARMS AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT MY GUN IN A NEGATIVE WAY IF IT IS HOW CAN I FIX IT CLEAN IT ETC. THANKS

 
At June 25, 2008 8:10 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I recommend that you stop using Remoil, just because we don't know what it will do. Start using Crosman Pellgunoil. After several applications, the Pellgunoil should flush the Remoil out.

Just use the gun as you normally do and put a drop of Pellgunoil on the tip of each new cartridge when you pierce it.

B.B.

 
At June 30, 2008 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS ALOT I WILL DO THAT^^^^^^^ BUT I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION IF YOU DONT MIND, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I JUST DONT OIL MY CARTRIGES BEFORE I USE THEM AND JUST USE THE GUN THAT WAY? BECAUSE WHENI CALLED UMAREX TO SEND MY GUN IN THE LADY SAID THAT YOU ARE ONLY SUPPOSED TO OIL THE GUN EVERY 500 TO 1000 SHOTS. ???

 
At June 30, 2008 7:21 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

If you do that your gun will leak within a year.

B.B.

 
At July 09, 2008 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I have to use the Pellgunoil in the tip of the gun and the tip of the powerlet? Or do I only have to use it on the powerlet? Thanks.

 
At July 09, 2008 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, is there a substitute for Pellgunoil because I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks.

 
At July 10, 2008 6:38 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

You can use Pellgunoil on the tip of the cartridge, only. As long as it gets blown into the gun it doesn't matter where it comes from.

You can make up some Pellgunoil with 20-weight non-detergent oil and an O-ring preservative. Of course those things are harder to come by than just ordering Pellgunoil.

B.B.

 
At July 10, 2008 6:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks,


I was wondering if you could clear up this rumor? Supposedly you can use transmission fluid instead of Pellgunoil, is this true?

 
At July 10, 2008 6:55 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I have heard that rumor from many people. I don't know if it's true or not, but some pretty reliable sources tell me that it is.

B.B.

 
At July 10, 2008 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should I experiment or would you just recommend the plain Pellgunoil?

 
At July 10, 2008 8:23 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

I recommend plain old Pellgunoil.

BV.B.

 
At July 10, 2008 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, you have been more than helpful.

 
At July 10, 2008 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI

I HAVE THIS BB GUN AND I AM WONDERING IF IT IS BEST TO KEEP IT IN THE LOCKED POSITION OR JUST LEAVE IT UNLOCKED? THANKS.

 
At July 10, 2008 3:13 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

CAPS KEY,

Do you really mean "locked," or do you mean COCKED? Never leave a gun cocked - period.

B.B.

 
At July 10, 2008 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I do not mean cocked... I mean locked back, and you have to hit that switch to make it go back to normal... Is it better to stow it away like that or leave it as is when you push the switch? Sorry for the caps lock, lol.

 
At July 10, 2008 3:48 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Store the gun closed and fired. That keeps the inside clean.

B.B.

 
At July 16, 2008 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do all air pistols have metal bbs or only some

 
At July 17, 2008 7:10 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

The word ALL is very important to your question. Right here in this blog are several air pistols that used lead balls or lead shotgun shot instead of steel BBs.

However, the steel BB is by far the most common ammunition for a modern BB gun.

B.B.

 
At October 16, 2008 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am considering either the CP99 pellet or the CP99 BB pistol. What are the differences in (1) accuracy ie is there a significant difference or not? (2) muzzel velocity? (new co2 cylinder) (3) durability? (4) shots per co2 cylinder?

Thanks

 
At October 16, 2008 9:41 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

There is a big difference in accuracy. The pellet pistol is rifled and will shoot groups less than half the size of the BB pistol.

For the other questions, please read the reviews.

http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2006/11/walther-cp99-compact-part-2.html

http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2007/05/walther-cp99-limited-edition-part-3.html

B.B.

 
At October 18, 2008 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reports.

Additional questions:
(1) Is the Umarex lazer on the CP99 Compact adjustable in light intensity? (2) Can it be adjusted for point of impact? (3) How far is this lazer visable in broad daylight as a point of aim reference?

(4) Where can I get extra
BB magazines for this gun? Price?

(5) Where can I get Pengunoil?

Thanks,

Bill

 
At October 18, 2008 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a semiauto pellet rifle out there that is in the same quality/durability/reliability as the CP99 pellet pistol and a similar price/quality range?

 
At October 18, 2008 10:43 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Bill,

Is ANY laser adjustable for intensity? A laser is coordinated light, and by definition intensity isn't part of it.

To find out if the laser is adjustable for point of impact, read the manual. There is a link to the manual on the product page.

Both Pellgiunoil and extra magazines are sold on this website.

B.B.

 
At October 18, 2008 10:47 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Semiauto,

No. The FX semiauto sells for $1,400.

The CP99 is a BB gun, which is easy to make semiauto. But a pellet rifle is not easy.

B.B.

 
At October 18, 2008 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks.

I thought I read an advertisment some where on a air pistol lazer sight that said that the lazer sight had a light intensity adjustment. I am just trying to learn. Must have misread.

Is the CP99 Compact lazer sight usable in broad daylight? If yes, up to what distance?

 
At October 19, 2008 9:40 AM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

The CP99 laser will disappear in about 20 feet in daylight. You have to pay about $300 to get one you can see at 100 yards.

B.B.

 
At October 20, 2008 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. That seems quite reasonable.

A couple of the responsese to your CP99 post say they had problems with the lazer sight shakeing loose and or the battery cover shakeing off do the the slide action when firing. One used electrical tape to keep the lazer sight from shaking off. Is this a normal or an unusual problem with this gun's lazer sight? Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Bill

 
At October 20, 2008 12:47 PM, Blogger B.B. Pelletier said...

Biull,

I haven't used this sight, so I have no experience with it.

These sights are inexpensive and do not operate as well as weapons-grade sights. It's best to keep that in mind when ordering one.

B.B.

 

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