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i understand that this gun has a "glock-like" trigger? (ie, same trigger pull every round, half of the trigger pull finishes cocking the striker? as opposed to the more traditional DA/SA trigger)

i read that you need a "tool" of sorts to decock it? that seems strange if you ask me.

i'd love to hear from folks that own one, how do you like it?

i have some general questions if y'all dont mind.

1.) about how much do these cost?
2.) wheres the "best" (ie, cost and service) place to order from?
3.) what is the deal about the German "proof marks"? should i attempt to get one w/them? (kinda looks like an N over something else right?)

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I have 2 P99 .40's and just picked up a P99 9mm. I was looking at the QA just last week. There is a strong following here for the QA.

My personal opinion on the trigger is it's basically a SA only pistol with a 7-8 pound trigger with a clean break. I don’t however like the long reset. The QA actually has a shorter trigger than the standard P99 in SA mode. The standard P99 has a lighter SA pull (4-5 pounds) a tad bit longer SA pull but the reset is much shorter for successive shots. My opinion is to go for the standard P99, Here's why. If you don't manually cock the QA, like the Glock it won’t fire. It doesn't have a tactile striker indicator like the standard P99 so there is a chance of not knowing what state of "cocked" it's in. Might as well get the standard P99 and use it exclusively in SA mode. The standard P99 is like a conventional DA/SA. It has second strike capability and it will always fire one way or another no matter what mode you are in. I have never had a problem with the transition from DA to SA.

I'm probably going to get flamed for my thoughts on the QA, but like I said, it's my opinion.
 

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Quote[/b] (SkaerE @ Feb. 13 2003,10:08)]i understand that this gun has a "glock-like" trigger? (ie, same trigger pull every round, half of the trigger pull finishes cocking the striker?  as opposed to the more traditional DA/SA trigger)

i read that you need a "tool" of sorts to decock it? that seems strange if you ask me.

i'd love to hear from folks that own one, how do you like it?

i have some general questions if y'all dont mind.

1.) about how much do these cost?
2.) wheres the "best" (ie, cost and service) place to order from?
3.) what is the deal about the German "proof marks"?  should i attempt to get one w/them?  (kinda looks like an N over something else right?)

thanks
Yes, you are correct on the "glock-like" trigger.

No, you don't need a tool to decock it. There is a decocker built into the slide, much like the regular P99, only half the size.

I own one in 9mm and 3 in .40. I love shooting them more than the regular P99. I 'm a lot more accurate with the QA than the regular P99.

If your worried about "second stike" capabilities. Don't! Ask yourself if you really want to trust your life to a possible dud round. The best thing to do is tap, rack, bang! If you practice this you can be just as fast as pulling the trigger again and your chances of living will be a lot better also.
 

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P88,

I definitely agree with the T.R.B. drill for a misfire, although it is nice having a second strike capability option.

I guess the biggest thing I didn't like about it was the fact that it absolutely had to be cocked with no quick, easy way to tell (especially in low light conditions) if the striker is partially cocked. What I like with the DA/SA is if I were caught in a completely unexpected situation. A situation that wouldn't allow me to be able to see the striker, a situation where I just needed to pull the trigger first, I wouldn't have to worry in what state of cocked the trigger was in, that split second could make all the difference. With the standard P99 whether it's in SA or DA it will always fire and I can feel for the striker if need be. That’s particularly why I like the standard DA/SA.

I really like the short pull of the QA though, and I'm sure for some cats it's more accurate as there is less finger/hand/wrist movement to pull the trigger.

Too bad Walther didn't set the SA take- up on the standard P99 like the QA. That would make it perfect. Or make a DA/SA/QA
 

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CKW,

I can see your point, however if you check your firearm before you even strap it onto you waste, shoulder, or where ever you were it, you will know what state it is in. As for my QA it is always ready to go, unless I'm cleaning it or dry fire practicing with it.

I would also like to see the back of the firing pin extended a little more so that I could feel if it was cocked. I've even asked Walther to remidy this. However I've found that if I take the 1 second it takes, to look at the striker indicator before I strap on the QA, then I know it is ready to go and I won't have to worry about it. To me the ability to feel that the striker is cocked on the QA isn't that important anymore, although it could easily be done by Walther.
 

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ok, now from my readings today, ALL of the P99 QA 9mm's will be German proofmarked right?

about how much should i expect to pay? $550 give or take?

where do you get high-caps (and what are they actually for?)

thanks for the good answers. i appreciate it. im not worried about a second strike, its more reflex to slap rack bang than to keep pulling the trigger now anyhow.

thanks again fellas
 

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Quote[/b] (SkaerE @ Feb. 14 2003,2:38)]ok, now from my readings today, ALL of the P99 QA 9mm's will be German proofmarked right?

about how much should i expect to pay?  $550 give or take?

where do you get high-caps (and what are they actually for?)

thanks for the good answers.  i appreciate it.  im not worried about a second strike, its more reflex to slap rack bang than to keep pulling the trigger now anyhow.

thanks again fellas
Yes all QA's are made in Germany

$489 to $550 sounds right

Um, not sure what you mean "(what are they actually for?)" I'll take it you meant to ask how much are Hi-caps. They run between $75 to $100.
 

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no, i really meant "what were the mags originially made for?" i was almost certain that the P99 was introduced to the US well after the 94 ban. or does that ban not deal with importing foreign made high-cap mags? that would explain the vast amount of new AK mags around, and the price of CZ75 mags...

hmmm...
 

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The P99 was in this country via the prototype, called the HLP or Hammerless Pistol. Earl's Repair service had at least 2 copies, thus the 9mm standard capacity mags are legal. There are standard capacity mags for the .40 in this country, however the BATF doesn't think they are legal.
 

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The law in Kalifornia precludes the purchase and sale of High-capacity magazines in-state for non LE / military purposes. If you already have the magazine and you're in-state, you're fine. If you don't already possess it, you're not allowed to buy it whether or not it is already in the state.

 

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Does anybody know of a replacement striker spring for the P99 that is stronger, and that might minimize the number of possible misfires because of harder that usual primers?
 

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Quote[/b] (OnTarget @ Feb. 18 2003,7:48)]...a replacement striker spring for the P99 that is stronger...
I don't know, but from my experiences...

a stronger striker spring equates to a heavier trigger pull.  That's not something I'd want.
 
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