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I am a Police Officer in Texas and am thinking about purchasing a new P99 (QA or 990) for duty use but I have a few questions that I was hoping you might help answer.

1. I heard that the 990 was discontinued in America and only the QA is available for those of us that like a consistent trigger pull... Is that true?

2. Are the P99 magazines drop-free or are they the kind that you have to pull out?

3. If they are not drop free, are there 3rd party magazines that are?

4. Is there any word on the P99 DA (The DAO with the standard accessory rail) seeing production. The last I heard was that it was questionable.

5. I have read recommendations that the only time one needs to decock the P99 QA is for cleaning or storage. Does this mean that when decocked, it will not fire even if the trigger is pulled?

6. If it will still fire when decocked, does that alter the trigger pull?

Those are the questions that I have so far. I am hoping to get some free time this week to get to the local gun store/range to try one out, but unfortunately, they only have the standard P99 for trial; not the P99 QA or 990.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Jeff,

Let me try and answer your questions:

1) Haven't heard that one. I would send an e-mail to WaltherAmerica and see what they say

2) Yes mags drop free

3) Promag make aftermarket mags, but I've heard they're not that good.

4) I've heard the same....questionable

5) Yes. If it is decocked, it will not fire if the trigger is pulled on the QA model

6) see question 5

If you get a chance to fire the P99, the P990 will have a trigger just like the DA first pull of the P99. The QA's trigger pull is about 1/4 to 1/2 the DA trigger pull of the regular P99, meaning the trigger only comes back about half way from fully forward, where as the DA pull on the regular P99 and P990 comes clear back and touches the frame.

Hope this helps

Devin
 

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To add:

1) Despite what the Walther America site and Walther America catalog indicates, the Walther P990 has been discontinued in the USA and is not available from any distributors. That DOES NOT mean that it is not available from some dealers that may have some in inventory or used P990s available on GunsAmerica and such. CDNN still has some available according to their latest catalog but I have not called to verify that they actually have any. I sent an email to Walther USA to clarify/verify this and they never responded. They have also never responded to my other corrections for their website (like P99 QA not available in OD Green Frame).

4) P99 DA (and you may have also seen the TA) which was designed specifically to compete in a German Police Pistol trial and has ambidextrous slide releases and a "Glock-like" Accessory rail will apparently NOT be produced for the market due to the fact that the H&K P2000 won that trial. Interestingly, the P99 DA/TA also had a "double" size decocker that was accessible from either the right or left side of the slide (extended across the entire width of the slide, as opposed to the current one that is only half sized on the left side of the slide).

If you are in the DFW area, we can hook up at Bass Pro for you to try out a P99 or P99QA if you want. Don't have a P990 to try, but you could get an idea from the P99 DA pull.

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James
 

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Regarding the P99QA in Olive Drab, you've just got to do a lot of sweet talking to them to get one. Although I'm still aware of only 4 ever being made.
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (extremist @ Oct. 08 2003,3:38)]If you are in the DFW area, we can hook up at Bass Pro for you to try out a P99 or P99QA if you want.  Don't have a P990 to try, but you could get an idea from the P99 DA pull.

Regards,
James
Are you referring to the Bass Pro at Grapevine Mills. If so, that would be great. That's actually more convenient for me than Bullet-trap out in Plano.

I guess I didn't realize that Bass pro had rental/trial guns.

PM me and we can work out the details.
 
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