I think just that couple of months has made a big difference! I've been in touch with Walther/S&W and even they are having trouble hooking me up with a distributor that has one.I had the same experience. After Shipwreck convinced me to buy a P99c I went to a local gun shop, very small one in fact, and ordered it. No probem. One week later I had the gun. This was just a few months ago.
You might want to try this address:In the S&W P99 series. I have looked around for sometime. I can easily find anything but the AS system.. Why.. I think it is more standard compared to the QA (Unless your a DAO/Glock/LEM person)..
I apologize for not getting back to you.. I am a part time opeation and have a hard time keeping up with all the phone calls/emails sometimes.Thanks Tenex, I contacted them yesterday still waiting to hear back from them.