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Dr. Ken Lunde and I have created the new "Unofficial" Walther P99 FAQ Revision 1.0. We hope it provides the answers to questions everyone is asking all in one concise place.

This was all done this weekend so it's not perfectly sorted in optimum order, but I'll be working on Revision 2.0 in the coming weeks.

We plan on sorting it more logically and including each question/answer on a separate page with inline graphics instead of links.

Enjoy and go forth and pronounce!


http://www.lenaburgs.net/james/Guns/walther_p99_faq.htm

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James
 

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Thanks guys.......
I am getting very tired of answering the same questions over and over, at GlockTalk and on TFL.
Now I can just point em your way.

A quick edit:
Under removing the rear sight. The little yellow punch is not for the backstrap, its actually a Mec-Gar magazine disassembly tool. Its supplied with most Mec-Gar 10 round magazines.
 

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I'd always thought it was for the backstrap, but I've changed the FAQ.

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Okay, I changed the answer to the slide marking question. When I make the inline graphics page, I will try and include some photos of the different markings.


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Very nice.

I read the text very quickly, so maybe I missed it, but you may want to  mention the four (4) front sights  of varying heights (w/ Allen wrench) that are included with P99.
 

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Regarding the FAQ on dry firing, Carl Walther GmbH told me something different. I asked whether it would damage a P99 to dry fire it 150 to 200 times per week. I was told that Walther cannot recommend dry firing the P99 to that extent without snaps caps because the gun was designed to meet the test specifications set for police pistols by the German Police, one of which is to dry fire the gun 5,000 times with dummy cartridges. Walther also mentioned that dry firing puts a totally different wear on the gun than live firing.
 

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You are correct that there is no mention of the loaded chamber indicator, which is another function of the extractor. I will write up the appropriate question and answer for the FAQ, and submit it to James.
 

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I didn't really want to pollute this thread with any of my fantasies, but decided to indulge myself just this once --

I wonder if it's feasible and/or practical to incorporate a tritium vial (showing red) into the loaded chamber indicator to provide visual nighttime confirmation? I realize that the operator (shooter) is supposed to be able to feel the raised extractor ledge, but this seems less than optimum in high stress situaltions.

Let's invent this option...we'll be rich!!!
 

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I did broke the striker two years ago. I have been heavily dry firing in double and single action for IPSC purposes. What broke was the neck holding the spring and toward the actually "point" that strikes the bullet primer. Since then, I uses a dummy round / snap cap when dry firing heavily.
 
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