My local gun dealer can't get a hold of one for me. I ordered the ambi QA back in Dec. 10, 2004. My gun dealer has either dragged their feet, or just honestly can not get a hold of one for sale here in California. You need a special dealer SKU# to order it. Walther considers it a law enforcement model since they did not expect much demand from the general public. With that in mind. No one on this board has gotten a hold of one.
I spoke to the distributor, Smith & Wesson, at 1-800-372-6454 and they told me that the P99 QA with the ambidextrous slide stop is designated a law enforcement model thus ships with two hicap magazines which are still illegal for sale in California. They are legal and available in most other states. S&W has them in stock now.
An update on my last posting. I contacted Karl Heinz Luther at Walther in Germany in regard to the QA model with the ambidextrous slide stop. He referred me to Eoin Stafford at Smith and Wesson. Stafford informed me that S&W has not imported this model into the US market and has no plans to do so. He said he will let me know if that changes. Considering the onfo that I got from S&W in my last posting there seems to be a definite lack of communications in their customer relations department. I get the impression that they do not give Walther the attention it deserves.
I just ordered my P99 yesterday and I tried to get the ambidextrous slide stop, my dealer told me that he didn't know how long it would take before he could find one for me so I just went ahead and ordered an AS without it. Not worth the extra wait for me, since it took nearly 8 months for my permit to come in anyway.
I'm left handed. I have an ambidextrous slide stop on my HK P2000. I don't use the slide stop on the right side very often because I am used to operating the slide stop with my trigger finger. I wouldn't wait months for one on a P99.
Thanks for your imput, your right, its probebly not worth the wait. Still haven't gotten a firm answer on wether or not the ambi P99 is legal to ship to CA. I have been thinking of adding a P2000 to my collection. Are you happy with yours? What trigger would you recommend.
I have a 9mm P2000 with the LEM trigger. I like it, but I like HK's (I have two USP's and a P7M8 as well). The length of pull on the LEM trigger is the same as a normal DA. However, since the cycling of the slide precocks the hammer spring, the pull is very light until the break point.
Shooting with the left hand? Easy. Was part of the NRA basic pistol class. Good skill to have, I practice it regularly.
As for shooting with 2 guns at the same time, that's stuff for the movies dude. I wouldn't know where it's allowed here anyway but rules in Panama may be different. It shouldn't be hard to do but you can only aim one gun at a time so forget accuracy.
Rent 'Hard Boiled' for some over the top dubble gun action.