I think someone on THR, said once that in some states the dealer is required to send in the casing at time of purchase. where to I don't know...maybe the warehouse that was in the end of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of doom"..in NC there is no such requirment.
So I went at about noon to pick it up. Everything was in the box and I ended up also purchasing an Uncle Mikes Size 30 Triple Retention Duty Holster which seems to fit the P99 .40 well. Didn't have a chance to get to the range, but I'll try to put some rounds through it sometime this weekend.