Obviously a report, dated 2014, describing an isolated incident is no cause for concern. However, the caption in the Getty Images dates from January 2017 and raises some questions:It is interesting to hear that it is possible on the P99. But one instance, on a pistol not made by Walther, and only after what may be excessive dry firing, does not concern me very much. I wouldn't have an issue buying a Glock either.
After several serious accidents during training shootings, Interior deputy minister of Poland Jaroslaw Zielinski announced replacement defective Walther P99 firearms. Rupture of firing pin while shooting resulted in, among others, damage to the eye of one of the police officers.
1) How many “serious accidents”?
2) Does the last sentence refer to the same incident from 2014 (the officer's eye was NOT damaged in that incident)?
3) Have the Polish Interior Ministry decided to replace ALL of their P99s, or only those found to be defective? The statement in the first sentence could be interpreted either way.
My searches turned up the following document, dated 28.12.2016 (so just before the Getty Images link). I have no knowledge of the Polish language, so am unable to translate, but it is obviously an official document from a Polish government department and it is signed by the same Jaroslav Zielinski named in the Getty Images link. The Walther P99 is mentioned several times in the document.
This is an international forum and I'm sure we have members who are Polish speakers. I'm hoping that some of them can chime in and throw some light on this.