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Old 04-02-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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P99 with QPQ Finish

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I was fortunate enough to pick up a nib Walther P99 with the QPQ finish in 9mm with AS trigger for $565 about two months. It has new Trijicon night sights and is an awesome shooter. I have several others as well, a Walther P99c in 9mm, a S&W99c in 9mm, and two other S&W 99s, one a 9mm and the other in 45acp. All are fantastic weapons in terms of accuracy and dependability but the QPQ finish really bugs me. I own over 50 handguns, the majority are 1911s but this QPQ finish is the most slippery firearm finish I have ever handled and at times it's an absolute joke to retract the slide. Can aything be done to alleviate this without harming the finish? Common issue or am I the only one who feels this way? I haven't posted here for years but this is a great forum and has a wealth of information on these awesome pistols. Any assistance would be appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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You can use some Decal Grip. It has a sandpaper type finish on the outside and super stick tape on the other. May not look good , will get the job done and not harm the finish. You can put a very small piece at the back of the slide.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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That's a good suggestion/solution, Redfish. Both Germanguns and Earl's sells this part for the Walthers; it's also not expensive, as I recall.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Had thought of that but honestly don't care for the look but it's a carry gun so this is important. I'll give it a shot, can't hurt.
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Here's a link to the Germanguns website, which carries the product for $15 U.S.

http://www.germanguns.de/export/guns...9/p99parts.htm

It's official name is Derma Grip. Some folks think it looks funky, but it does work.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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all it takes is that little spot at the point where you grab the end of the slide.
Lets see a pic.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #8
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this QPQ finish is the most slippery firearm finish I have ever handled and at times it's an absolute joke to retract the slide.
I have never noticed this on my QPQ compared to my other P99s.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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Well this one is the slickest finish I have ever felt, no problem when firing a full mag as it locks back but God forbid if it jams, my hand just slips right off of it, even the serrations are slick. I have a buddy thats been a smith/machinist for a long time and I may see if he can cut the serrations a bit deeper or offer another solution. I have no intention of ever selling the gun so I might as well make it right for me.
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have you wiped the slide down with acetone? someone might have oiled it down and the residue is still there
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