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Old 08-07-2015, 08:38 PM   #31
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I've only had my P99c since around January. I've only carried it in AS once and that was by mistake. The DA on this gun is really nice. After just two range trips, I was confident with my DA lead shot. The rest is smooth as silk.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:28 PM   #32
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DA only

I only carry de-cocked for DA with bullet in chamber. That's why I bought the P99, for DA mode. Just a little extra security and peace of mind.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:58 AM   #33
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I carry in DA mode, no round in the chamber, using Israeli Draw.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:52 AM   #34
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AS mode, since 1999. As Gmountain pointed out, there's really no other reason for AS mode to exist and as UE mentioned, and I can confirm, until 2008, IIRC, the Owner's Manual did not recommend carrying decocked. Even my 2009 built P99c came with the older version of the manual. I don't remember exactly when they changed it, though the revision date of the manual should be on the back cover, but like most manufacturers, they continued issuing the old manual until they ran out, which is how my 2009 got the older manual.
Since this post caused a recent new P99 buyer to misunderstand the P99 manual of arms, I'm posting a correction:

In the old manual, page 18, this is what it says:
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"If the weapon is not to be fired at once, decock the pistol by pressing the decock key."
Since the act of holstering is clearly not the intention to fire at once, decocking before holstering is the only course offered by this passage.

And here's the link to the old manual in a searchable PDF:
http://www.carlwalther.com/docs/p99_man.pdf
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:46 PM   #35
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The number of DA/SA polymer pistols are few, especially this quality.

I carry it in DA mode with a round in the chamber, and there are reasons for it. DA is a good mode for carry. It takes practice drawing and shooting. 9 lbs = 2 lbs in a panic situation. The manual in section 4.2.2 says to decock after loading, and it says it again in 4.3.... after a defensive shooting situation they'll pull out the manual if you have to go to court. That fact that this is mentioned twice indicates to me that it was meant to be carried in DA mode. You'd better have been able to say under oath that you followed the instructions. AS seems to be something that was meant for having fun with at the range, or if you have to reload.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #36
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I actually think the AS mode may have been an unintended consequence of the striker/trigger system. I totally could be wrong. Just a thought.


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I disagree -- because Walther could very easily have made the trigger move into SA position when the striker is 'cocked'. The fact that Walther didn't ... strongly suggests that AS mode was quite intentional from a design aspect.
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I stand corrected. Kind of figured I was wrong with that but figured I might as well say it anyway for the chance to learn from others. Thanks


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For clarification and the avoidance of doubt:
It wasn't a correction; I merely disagreed. As I wasn't involved in the design of the mechanism, I'm absolutely NOT in a position to make authoritative corrections on the subject. Hence why I expressed an opinion that disagreed with yours -- because I was speculating just like you.

I do, however, think it's fairly sound speculation on my part...
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Understand completely. Didn't mean to attach any implication to your post. But sounds like your probably correct nonetheless. I've never looked at the internals so was pure speculation. And I think I read someone else postulating it was an unintended byproduct but again your probably correct.


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