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I played with the P99 9mm when it first came out and loved the features. I could not wait until they introduced the .40SW. I had my friend who is an authorized Walther dealer get me one as soon as they came in. I could not wait to get one in my hands.

The day it came in I went and picked it up and took it right to the range. I had 500 rounds ready to go. My friend packed up his P229 and we were off to the range. I loaded the first magazine and the slide jams open after three shots! Then again and again. The pistol kept doing it. I sent it to Smith and Wesson and they said they could not find anything wrong. I was told I was hitting the slide stop! That's B.S. I took it back to the range and it started all over again. I sent it back and they said they could not get it to jam open. I received it back. This time I got a bunch of friends together all experience shooters and video taped us shooting. Sure enough on all of us it jammed open. I sent it in again and this time marked the feed ramp. It was sent back to me and told they fixed it. The mark on the feed ramp was still there! I called Smith and Wesson up immediately and told them what I did and the response was send it back to us with a receipt and we will give you your money back. I said what about the holster? They said that's not our responsibility! I got my money back and purchased a P7M8.

I still really like the concept behind the P99. I liked the features and I loved the way it felt. I was very disappointed. I swore off Walther and Smith and Wesson.

I went and bought a Glock! I didn't like it in any way shape or form. It felt like a block of cheese in my hand. I hated the trigger safety. I never shot it, it became a safe queen.

I then heard Smith and Wesson Sold and I went and bought a P22. I was looking to use it in my NRA Classes I teach. I then thought, I wish I had the P99 to go with this in the classes. I thought they would be perfect together. Then I came across a guy who wanted a G30 and was looking to trade a P99 (2000) in perfect condition for it. I contacted him immediately and wanted to trade. He said he had just under 300 rds and experience the slide locking open. I then got flash backs and wondered if Walther or Smith and Wesson ever fixed the problem. I found out that it was contributed to the magazines. I then contacted the guy back and went for the trade.

I now have a LNIB P99 that the slide locks open. I took it to the range and put some round through it. It was shooting a little high and it locked open after 50 rounds. I took it apart wiped it down and it went 60 rounds and locked open. I called Smith and Weson and told them I am going to use the P22 and P99 in my classes and would like them to fix the P99. They are sending me a FedEx return slip and said they will go over it!

This will be the last chance for Smith and Wesson and Walther to correct there wrong doing in the past. I am going to give them another chance. I usually see around 20 people a month in all three of my classes combined. That's 240 new people a year I can count on to. That does not include the summer open rang we have were we have well over 100 new shooters attending.

I need this pistol to be reliable and I am asking Smith and Wesson to make it that way. I love the pistol and need it to work!

So far Smith and Wesson are helping, lets hope they come through and I will let everyone know.
 

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That's were I found out about the magazine problem. I went to Walther sight and it sent me there for facts. I figured if that's the problem I am all set.

Also I had a problem with it going into battery last round. I think it was me. I am use to shooting a USP TACTICAL and I think I was jerking the trigger. After I send it back to SW I will give it a run of three hundred rounds and see what happens.

I hope it works out I really like the pistol.

THANKS
 
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