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I finally found a NIB P.99QA yesterday and bought it. it is a German made pistol with the E/N proof stamps and "Made In Germany" on the frame. The date of proofing is "AA" which I believe is year 2000. I have not had a chance to fire it yet but will try to soon.

I do have one question; the signal pin indicating the pistol has a loaded chamber has the red paint on the end, but it does not protrude out the back of the slide as the manual states. Is this common or not?

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I believe this is normal, as the pin only protrudes in the DA/SA models. In DA only my P99 does not have the protruding red pin. In SA it does.

Hope this helps.


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45R,

Thanks for the confirmation. I felt this was probably correct, but do like to know for sure.

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Good choice!  The red dot moves slightly when the pistol is cocked and will move slightly outside the edge of the
slide-back when you take out the slack on the trigger.  It moves farther out at discharge but does not move out as far as the standard P99.    
 

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Abwehr,

This is normal on the QA model.  I wish it would protrude out the back like it does on the regular P99.

By this way, the pin protruding out the back is the striker cocked indicator, not the loaded chamber indicator.  The loaded chamber indicator is located on the side of the slide as part of the extractor.

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I appreciate the information from you guys! Also thanks to P88 for for clarifying the "loaded chamber" goof I made in the original post. Dumb me saw what I had said after I made the post.

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