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    TommyRox is offline Junior Member
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    P99 AS .40 clip release issue

    I have shot about 500 rounds through this gun but now it seems that about every 5-10 rounds the clip releases and drops about a 1/4 inch. It doesn't actually fall out but it drops enough to jam the feed and I have to hit it back up to continue firing. Not sure if perhaps the clip release has become loose or is this a issue with these. I just went to take my CHL class and during the shooting qualification the instructor advised me that I should have this checked out or get a new gun as it would render me in a bad situation should I need to use it.

    Any feedback or comments are greatly appreciated

    Thomas Mullenix

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    Shipwreck is online now HGF Forum Moderator
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    Yes - that should not happen. Call Walther USA/S&W tomorrow. However - as you may be unfamiliar with the mag release - are U sure you weren't hitting the mag release yourself?

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    Bullseye is offline Junior Member
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    Does it happen with all your mags or just the one? Is it the first generation or newer. Shipwreck is right, on the newer P99's the mag release is longer and it is possible the flip up from recoil is causing the trigger finger to hit the mag release. Recoil is pretty good with the .40, Not a normal occurance, but it has been known to happen.

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    mag drop

    TommyRox, I shot rounds 200 through 300 through my P99AS yesterday and the clips were doing exactly what you described. This problem just started yesterday and progressively got worse. It would do it at least once for every clip. It's not a faulty clip since it was doing it with both of mine. Shipwreck's question was my 1st thought but quickly dismissed considering I would have been doing that from day one and you have to pull the release much further to operate than a finger bump can do from inside the trigger guard. My best guess is that the mag catch spring is not strong enough to withstand the recoil and is rapidly weakening. We should do as advised and contact Walther. I will post what I find out. Please do the same so we can compare notes and help each other resolve this issue.
    By the way...other than that, I LOVE the gun!

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    thesplinter is offline Junior Member
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    Just noticed the dates. Haha

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    mlcl01 is offline Junior Member
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    I purchased a P99 in November 2011. Shot a couple hundred rounds and then started having the same problems you are having. I sent it to Walther USA and foundnout that the frame was cracked and that was the cause of the problem. Walther is going to replace the gun with a new one. The new one is on order from Germany. I expect to receive it in the next week or so. Hopefully the new one wont have the same defect but hearing that your problem is virtually identical to the problem I had it appears that the problem may be with an entire production run.

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    I just posted a reply below and when the same problem started I carefully checked everything I was doing to make sure that I was not releasing the mag. I also used each of my 4 mags and the problem got worse and I was nowhere near the mag release on eithernside of the trigger guard. That is when I called Walther. They sent a shipping label and I sent it to them in January. Found out the problem (cracked frame) about 2 weeks later. Their head gunsmith had to sign off on replacing the gun with a new on and I was then called by someone in service. My new gun is on order.

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    No plastic!!!!!!!!!!

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