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I just purchased and went a shootin' today with my new P99 OD Mil .40. I was not at all impressed with my trigger feel. Even thought I set it to QA mode (single action) the trigger had a "stair step" feel or like a scratchy feel. I don't like this at all. Is this common, and it smooths out with time, or is there a 'smitty' fix for the trigger. Any suggestions about trigger improvements or if there is a fix, I would be all ears. I am not nearly as impressed with this as I expected to be. I want to love shooting it as much as I love looking at it.

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Springfield XD9 V10 Ported 9mm
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Joe,

After reading your two posts, I've come to the conclusion that you don't know what a QA trigger is like. (No offense). The SA trigger mode of the regular P99 is no where near the same as the QA. First off the QA has a pull of 6 lbs. the SA 4 lbs. The QA partially cocks the striker. In SA the striker is fully cocked. The trigger on the QA is fully forward and is pulled back only half way to release the striker. On the regular P99, wether the gun is in SA Trigger forward or SA trigger rearward, the trigger has to be pulled all the way to the rear. The QA has been shown to be more accurate than the regular P99 and in my opinion is so because you don't have to pull the trigger all the way back, thus minimizing the chance that your wrist will "roll" the gun. I'm not sure what Earl told you, but there are 4 .40 caliber P99 OD QA's in the world. I've been told there is a 5th, but I don't believe it yet.
If you have a chance to shoot a QA, please do so and you'll see what I mean.

Now about your question, on one of my P99's, I did have a "gritty" trigger. A few range sessions and some good cleaning cleared it up right away. I hope this is the case with yours. It's hard for me to say, because I can not see it myself. I have really enjoyed all my P99's and I hope you'll enjoy yours. You got a really good price on it.
 

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Hi RevMan: My P99 OD 9mm has the typical DA/SA setup (with two "Single Action" settings)... the DA is smooth and lighter than my SIGs (I guess it's around 9.5lbs), and the short single action is pretty crisp and much to my liking. It seems very light. I never use the in-between SA setting - I don't see the point in it frankly. Anyway, I don't seem to experience what you are describing for your OD 40... you might want to get it looked at by someone with some smithing expertise.

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Thanks for the responses. P88, the information I shared, and I gave appropriate credit, came from Doc's. The gentleman that sold me the P99 was "Bear." He seemed like a very knowledgeable fellow, and I guess I was "sold." It may be the fact that I wanted the #### thing too much, or that the price was too good to pass up. I may need to own 2 P99 Walthers. The OD Mil .40 (I just bought) and the QA Black. Anyway, I appreciate you clairifying the QA trigger pull. I cleaned the gun thoroughly tonight and checked the trigger and it's still got the problem. It's just plain not smooth. I has real minor but distinct clickieness/stair stepping feel. I'm comparing it to my XD9 and my PT92 and it honestly feels like a toy.

Anyway, that's all I have to say about that.

RevMan
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My P99 .40 had a gritty trigger feel when I bought it also.  Like P88 said though, it may take several range sessions and several good cleanings to smooth it out.  Mine didn't smooth out until I'd put almost 500 rounds through it.  But now it has quite a smooth trigger pull.

BTW, welcome to the world of P99 owners. I know you will love to shoot your P99.


--Ben
 
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