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I have a 2004 model P99 with a DA/SA trigger. I've noticed that when the DA trigger breaks, the cocking indicator is about flush with the rear of the slide, while when cocked in SA (or AS), the cocking indicator sticks out about 1/16".

I'm wondering if other peoples' DA/SA P99s are like this. Thanks.
 

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I'll double check when I get home, but I'm retty sure mine protrudes about 1/16" (not sure on the exact measurment, but it can be felt easily without my skin going into the recess in the slide).
 

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As soon as I get home, I'll dryfire mine with a finger on the cocking indicator to see if the DA pull sets the striker the same amount.
 

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I have a 2004 model P99 with a DA/SA trigger. I've noticed that when the DA trigger breaks, the cocking indicator is about flush with the rear of the slide, while when cocked in SA (or AS), the cocking indicator sticks out about 1/16"...
I have a 2004 P99c AS in 9mm.

Mine also works exactly as you described. I guess it's normal.
 

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Many thanks to both of you, James and Rik. I'll visit the range this weekend, but I'm confident all is well with my P99 now. Thanks again.
 

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It's supposed to. It allows a tactile feedback, so that you can determine which mode the trigger is in just by feeling for the striker.
I was worried the striker wasn't being cocked as far back as it should be when firing DA, which could lead to light primer strikes. But it's normal, and I'm happy.
 

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Yakko:

You can test your handguns strikers or firing pins using the "pencil test".

First, make sure the gun to be tested is UNLOADED. Next, find a plain old #2 pencil with a good eraser (actually any hardness of lead will work:) ). Next, verify your gun is UNLOADED. Point your UNLOADED gun at the ceiling, and drop the pencil down the barrel, eraser end first. When you pull the trigger, the pencil will jump a little or a lot, depending on the gun, if the striker/firing pin is operational. Be careful where you point the gun, some will launch the #2 a long ways.

I always do the pencil test after I've cleaned my carry guns, just to be sure they'll be operational if I need them to be.
 

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I just checked the striker on my P99 AS 40S&W; the rear of the striker protrudes the same distance out the hole in both DA and SA modes.
 

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9mm & 40S&W difference

I have both the 9mm & a 40S&W. They are different.

The 9mm is flush, but the 40S&W does protrude slightly when firing (though not as far out as in the SA at rest).

They both look the same when they are in SA mode.



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Wow, sorry to revive an old thread, but hey I used the search function! :)

I was wondering about the trigger break for the compacts. My SW99c seems to have a very early trigger break during the DA pull.
The striker barely makes it to the rear of the slide. It does not come close to being flush. It is like a few millimeters from being flush. It is an earlier trigger break than my fullsize P99s. It also seems to be a lighter pull than my fullsize P99s, but maybe that is because it breaks sooner?

The SA pull is virtually the same as the fullsize pull.

My SW99c is a 40 cal.

The only difference I see is that there is a different spring in the fire control assembly in the SW99c than in all of my P99s.

So, does anyone else have a SW99c or P99c that does the same thing?
 

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My P99C striker protrudes beyond the hole just before breaking in DA mode. It is a 9mm. Do you ever get failure to ignite the primer in DA? It seems to me that it is not travelling far enough back. There is a stamped steel peice in the frame that pushes the striker back and cams down at the point of release. Does that piece look normal? I will look at mine again when I get home this afternoon.
 

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banddr2> I looked at all of my P99s and my SW99c and all of the fire control assemblies look pretty much the same to me. The small piece looks to be the same to me and it looks to be doing what it should when I pull the trigger with the slide off of the frame. As I said, the only difference is the spring in the fire control assembly.

I have not had any failures to fire in my SW99c, but I have only taken it out to the range once and only shot about 200 rounds out of it. Out of those, only about 20 were shot with the DA pull I would guess.

I did the pencil test from this thread, where you put a pencil in the barrel and then point the gun in the air and pull the trigger. The pencil jumps pretty well with the DA pull. Not that it means anything, but the pencil does jump.

Let me know what you find out banddr2.
 
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