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Traded for a 99c and I'm happy as a clam.


Had it to the range yesterday and it shot just like it should. (I do think I'll put the larger backstrap on, however.)


Have one question: So it's cocked and the little red button is visible. Start the trigger press and there's virtually no resistance until it "hits" and clicks into the AS "stop." (So far, so good.)


Now, continue to squeeze trigger to get it to go bang...and there's a HALF INCH of takeup before the second "stop" and then a 5 1/2 pound pull and it goes bang. Once I got used to the takeup (I'd been shooting an M&P 2.0 in .45) it was not problem. But...


Is that much takeup...from the AS stop 'till the trigger break normal? Seems like a lot but as I have nothing to gauge it against so I can't tell. I can feel the spring being stretched between the AS stop and the wall....and it's the perfect fit for IWB carry for me and my hand size. Practice will get me comfortable with the way it shoots...but I'm wondering.
 

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I'm not 100% sure I am understanding your scenario. Are you saying it does not automatically go into the second position after a round is fired? After firing it should go straight to the SA or second position WITHOUT the long, "nothing" take up from the first shot.

I had a P99C that I thought that was normal until I bought a P99 AS full size and realized it should go directly to single action mode on every subsequent shot. It was defective.

If this isn't what you are describing, forgive me
 

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Redcoat, remove the mag, make sure the chamber is empty, turn the pistol upside down, pointing away from you, use a small flashlight and shine a light down the magwell, slowly pull the trigger and WATCH the trigger bar tab move rearwards until it contacts the FPB. At that point you'll feel an increase in trigger pull as you continue to pull the trigger rearward, just prior to reaching the wall, the tab on the trigger bar will have the FPB fully compressed into the slide. Once your at the wall it usually takes around 5 pounds achieve the break.

Now you know what's happening during that long AS pull.
 

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I find the AS mode to be disconcerting. After I load my 99C, I decock it so I can have the DA first shot with the following shots done SA. That's how I shoot my Berettas, CZs, and SIG.

And I love my M&P .45, too. :) Mine's an early 1.0.
 

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I'm not 100% sure I am understanding your scenario. Are you saying it does not automatically go into the second position after a round is fired? After firing it should go straight to the SA or second position WITHOUT the long, "nothing" take up from the first shot.


No, I'm not saying this. It goes from DA or AS properly into the "single action, second position" after firing. It is NOT malfunctioning. I'm just questioning the long pull from the Anti-Stress mode (on the first shot) to the actual break and discharge. It's almost half an inch.


ImaOF....yeppers, I took a look down the mag well and I saw what I was feeling...a long way to go from the AS stop to discharge point.


I just wanted to check to make sure it wasn't my particular gun, but the design that gives the long pull.


Now, if it was only safe to carry it in the AS mode....and for me it isn't!...so I'll just get used to the DA on the first shot, just like on my S&W CS9 and 6906.


Many thanks for your time and expertise.
 

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As long as you're keeping the finger off the trigger and use a holster of some kind, it's no less safe than any other handgun without a manual safety.
Its no different than the PPQC trigger pull, which is permanently SA and people manage. Its a matter of training and a good holster, as Kar98 says.
I'm actually tempted to get a PPQC because the 9mm P99Cs are gone from the market again. 40 is still around
 
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