I managed to get off early today, so I went and hit some local dealers that were listed on the Walther web site. First stop Academy sports. No P99s, only P22s. The same at the next stop. Finally hit The Sportman's Warehouse. There are two locations here. I hit one last week and they had no P99s. They had some on order, but according to them they couldn't get the AS version because it was discontinued (???!!!).
Well, the second location had three, two greens and one black. Bear in mind I'm looking for a .40 S&W. One green was 9mm, the other .40, both QA. The black was .40...and an AS! I had no money on me, but the saleman is kindly putting it on hold for me until Sunday. Price is $550, by the way. Soon I will join the ranks of the blessed!