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Old 01-11-2017, 02:31 AM   #11
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I am lost. From what i know after taking mine apart, the striker hits against the firing pin block.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:02 AM   #12
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I would have pointed out that the P99 grip was designed by Cesare Morini, an Olympic pistol grip designer
Quite new also for us at Walther/Germany.
Cesare (whom I know personally since many years) surely has a lot of merits, but was definitely not involved in the grip design or any other parts of the P99. Head of design then was Horst Wesp.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:04 AM   #13
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I am lost. From what i know after taking mine apart, the striker hits against the firing pin block.
If you take out the decocker button, and reinsert the striker, you can observe how to top "leg" of the striker assembly catches the actual decocker button when its depressed before the striker face contacts the FPB safety. Fiddling around with forward pressure on the striker can show slight forward movement toward and against the FPB safety plunger AFTER you release the decocker button.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:06 PM   #14
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I am lost. From what i know after taking mine apart, the striker hits against the firing pin block.
It does not impact the firing pin block when decocking the pistol. The decocker button itself is what stops the forward movement of the striker.

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Quite new also for us at Walther/Germany.
Cesare (whom I know personally since many years) surely has a lot of merits, but was definitely not involved in the grip design or any other parts of the P99. Head of design then was Horst Wesp.
I've heard it mentioned many times that the grip was designed by Cesare Morini. I could have sworn that I saw this advertised by Walther at one point.

I appreciate the correction.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:19 PM   #15
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Maybe a change to the P99FAQ is in order if Cesare Morini was not involved in the grip design. Apparently, this was mentioned in quite a few magazines and sources that featured articles on the P99 back then.

Here are two. I'll see if I can find some more.

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Walther P99 Duty Pistol - Article - POLICE Magazine
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