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I recently purchased a P99 c AS, that the dealer described as a demo gun that they had used. It is in excellent condition so I think it was very reasonably priced at under $400 with box and extras. My wife likes it, so I tried to find another with the ambi slide release, and the dealer says they are only available with the normal release. Doing some research, I realized my grip looked different, with the Walther logo in the center of the grip instead of the bottom. I also found a picture from the 2004 shot show with an identical gun with a nearly identical serial number at www.lenaburgs.net. Is this an early version? Can I still get a compact AS with the ambi slide release? Thanks.
 

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You got a great deal on your demo P99c AS. However, the news from the Shot Show is that Walther America (aka S&W) is no longer going to import any AS trigger model P99s into the USA. All triggers will be QA.

My understanding is that the ambidextrous slide release P99s are special order and mainly targeted at police agencies.

Interesting that your grip has the logo in the center. I got one of the first P99c AS pistols available on the market and it has the logo at the bottom. Can you send me a pic of yours please?

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James
 

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Let's see if I can get this picture to post. The reason I was asking about this is I read here that the AS was no longer going to be imported, hoped to find one before they were gone. My wife and I both shoot left handed, so this weapon suits us exceptionally well.
 

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Well, you certainly have a unique P99c, because that is one of the prototype P99c's because it has a FAAxxx S/N (production ones have FABxxx) and the original pre-release features (different grip and trigger guard).

Where do you live? I'm wondering where the dealer got it from


Sure would like to have one of those myself, but never seem to find one of them.


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I suspected it was an early gun. When I brought it home and looked at the box more closely the label said it was a 4 inch, but had the matching serial number. I live in central Ohio. I purchased this gun from a dealer at a local show, going there today, will have a talk with him if I can and see what he knows.
 

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I talked with the dealer at the show on Sunday. He stated that he bought 8 to 10 demo guns from Smith & Wesson. He sold the last one of those last weekend and tried to get more last week, but Smith had sold them all. He did not know how many they had in total. If you have any questions that I might be able to help you with shoot me a line. I have a business card and will keep in touch with this dealer and let you know if he finds any more of these guns.
 
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