Without much fanfare, Magnum Research has been manufacturing a licensed clone of the Walther P99 pistol called the MR “Fast Action” pistol. The polymer frames and steel accessory rail are made by Walther in Germany and shipped to the USA where the slide, barrel and other internal parts are made. It is functionally identical to the Walther P99.
The pistol comes in two varieties, the MR9, chambered in 9mm, and the MR40 chambered in .40 S&W.
The MR Eagle Series from Magnum Research is a joint American/German effort featuring a black polymer frame with integral steel rails imported from Walther in Germany, a 416 stainless steel slide and a 4140 CrMo steel barrel machined in the USA and assembled and shipped from our Pillager, MN factory. The MR Eagle is a striker fire design and is available in two popular calibers, 9mm and the .40 S&W. Additional features include a fully adjustable rear sight for wind- age, three replaceable palm swells for various hand sizes and shooting styles, interchangeable front sight blades of different heights, hammer forged barrel, full Picatinny rail and internal safety devices.
|Finish||Stainless / Polymer|
|Twist||RH Rifling 1 in 16″, 6 Groove|
|Weight||Empty 26.4 oz/748 grams|
|Sights||Rear Adjustable for Windage, Front Fixed|
The Eagle Fast Action is not the first Walther P99 licensed clone. S&W manufactured a clone called the SW99, also using imported frames, and Radom manufactures a clone called the P99 RAD for the Polish military.
If you own a Walther P99 or PPQ, MR9 magazines have been tested by a blogger and they apparently work very well in the new Walther PPQ, and so they probably work fine in a P99.