Here in Colorado they don't seem to be in short supply. I picked up a 9mm in O.D. two weeks ago for $499 and they had several left. Also, Sportsmans Warehouse in Loveland was selling the P22 in 3.4" for $199 last month. Picked up one of those too. Life is sweeet here.
I really thought I wanted to get the P99QA OD Mil .40. Therefore I did some research. Much research. Here's what I was able to conclude. Consider that I also ran into the same information that each of you have noted...Earl/Walther America: Customer Care/even Walther Germany responded to me. Same answer each time as you have appropriately noted. But, the fool that I am, I continued the pursuit...here's what I found:
Walther marketing geniuses wanted to put the crunch on Glock. There are many Police Departments out there who require Glock Single Action Quick trigger guns. Therefore, Walther created the P99QA "Black." The "ONLY" advantage to this gun is the first pull of the trigger does not have to pull the "hammer" back. The P99QA only came in Black due to police departments don't go for the OD Green as issue guns. So in my opinion (like that really accounts for much) the QA only has less to offer than the Standard DA/SA model. The DA/SA model can function as a QA in the following manner:
Chamber the load with a standard pull of the slide and release. Then slightly pull the slide back maybe 1/2" and you will set the hammer. After this the trigger pull (long but very light) will click once before seating into the QA mode. From the first shot to last shot of that mag, you will have QA all the way.
Therefore if you are looking for a QA like me and want an OD Mil .40 or 9mm and can't possibly find one, buy a P99 OD Mil .40 or 9mm and use the QA mode.
This information comes to you from Doc's. One of the most prolific Walther dealers in Texas.
Incidently I bought a P99 OD Mil .40 today from Doc's. $449.00 NIB. Can you dig it....I knew that you could!
Now I have some questions for you....see my next post!