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I just bought a used P99 in 40 and all the thing does is jam. When a clip is placed in the gun and the slide is dropped the tound goes 3/4 in the chamber and stops. If you puch on the back of the slide it closes the rest of the way. After every few rounds, it will jam when trying to put the round into the chamber after ejecting the spent casing, doing the same as before, not closing until it is pushed closed. It has done this with Winchester 180 gr. RN jacketed, Blazer 180 gr. RN jacketed, 175 and 180 rn lead reloads. The magazines all have the blue followers and the gun looks to have had only a few rounds through it by the previous owner. I NOW CAN SEE WHY
If anyone can give any advise I would greatly appreciate it.

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Just a quick question -

What color is your magazine follower(s)?  If it/they are orange, that could be the problem.  They were notorious for causing problems; they were later replaced with magazines having the blue followers.

Also, I've heard that early .40 cal. P99s had problems with their recoil springs which were too weak, IIRC.
 

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They are blue followers. I have looked for the date code on the gun, but cannot find it on the frame(I do know where to look, but it is NOT there). The spent casing that is in the box has a tag on it for 02-01-02. I will check into the recoil spring though.....

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I also have the P99 in .40 and also with orange followers...but to date no problems, except went I used a 'lesser' (cheaper) ammo...it was Lawman, as I recall...love my P99!!
 
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