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I saw a black P99QA 40S&W (german proofs on slide, etc.) for $519 over at the local store yesterday... Before I buy it I want to ask a couple of questions to those with experience in the QA model:

1. I carry my P99 9mm DA/SA in DA... Do you folks carry the QA cocked? I guess it's probably safe to do that, as safe as carrying a Glock, except it doesn't have the "safe action" lever on the trigger like the Glock... Comments on that?

2. I tried the "decocker" on the QA version at the store. I had a difficult time decocking the racked pistol. With a QA does one decock each time you holster it? Or is that just like the brochure says: prior to storage and unloading...

I guess I was thrown off by the difficulty of decocking. Probably I just wasn't used to the gun and it's easier than it worked for me.

Please help me before I spend the $$$... Thanks!

--jazzbass62
 

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If you decock a QA, the pistol will not fire until you retract the slide about 1/2" to reset the striker.
The decock button is so small, so that you do not accidently decock the pistol, which reneders it inoperable until the slide is retracted 1/2".
The QA does not have "second strike" ability, nor does it have a DA type trigger pull.
You can only carry a QA in the cocked position, any other position and the pistol will not fire.
 

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Hey Jazz, The P99 does have a safety in the trigger. The trigger must first be "Pivoted" before the trigger bar will move.Same idea as the Glock, but not as noticable. Rob
 

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I carry mine with it "cocked". Actually it is half-cocked, when one pulls the trigger the striker is fully cocked by that action and then released. As x99 stated, the trigger has to be rotated, plus the internal safeties are the same as the regular P99.
 

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Hey, thanks folks. I guess that trigger safety means that force has to be applied at the lower end of the trigger for it to "rotate", meaning it'll be intentional.

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