TZ 99 [Automatic Pistol]:
One of the guns coming out of South Africa now that that county can freely import and export weapons again, the TZ99 is no the most innovative of designs, being obviously based upon the SIG P226. It is unusual in that the function of the slide catch has been taken over by the safety lever, meaning that upon releasing the slide with a full magazine in the gun will not only chamber a round, but automatically decock the gun and render it safe. Workmanship upon these guns is sufficient, and they will function reliable with a variety of ammo. The TZ 99 can be had in a wide variaty of finishes, incluiding (but not limited to) chrome, brushed chrome and blued. Various grips are also available, as is a version in .40 S&W.
The TZ99 has a fifteen round magazine in 9 mm, and a ten round magazine in .40 S&W.
Weight: 1.76 lbs (0.8 kg)
Caliber: 9 mm / .40 S&W
Barrel: 4.5 inch (11.25 cm)
Action: Double Action
Range: 165 ft (50 m)
Payload: 15 + 1 / 11 + 1
Cost: $ 350
Made in: South Africa
Special: Reasonable quality and finish, many versions available, combined slide catch / decocking lever.
[ TZ 99 and .40 S&W are copyright of their respective owners. ]
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