November 8th, 2012 09:32 PM
You're guilty of having an unlicensed automatic firearm. Contact the BATFE immediately, and they'll help you determine next steps.
Originally Posted by ValterP99
That was sarcastic, BTW. Fairly uncommon. The automatic-fire (not the sarcasm). I'm sure S&W will take care of you.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
November 8th, 2012 09:37 PM
BATF agent, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
S&W has great customer service. I'll bet they take care of the problem without any hassle.
November 8th, 2012 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by ctr
An individual CAN ship and receive firearms through the mail. The link you posted clearly states that. I took a rifle to my post office, declared it as a firearm, the postmaster inspected to be sure it was unloaded, and I shipped it to the manufacturer for repair. I've never attempted to ship a handgun.
November 8th, 2012 10:05 PM
Indeed yes, rifle and shotgun yes, handgun no. I should have been more clear in my post which referenced the member's post regarding shipment of handguns.
Originally Posted by jrjensen
November 8th, 2012 10:23 PM
Agreed, even though I'm -reasonably- sure it's not some kind of factory defect, it's still a firearm. Always play it safe!
Originally Posted by oneshot
November 8th, 2012 10:35 PM
Re: I think my Walther P99 may have gone full auto today !
Yup... This can definitely be the result of the awesomely short trigger reset and lightish pull. I've had the gun go bang for that reason. I wouldn't say completely unexpected... Just a split second soon unexpected.
Originally Posted by AK_Brian
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”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
November 8th, 2012 10:56 PM
One is broke and government run and the other is doing well and privately owned and operated... go figure...
Originally Posted by varob
RSO, WA. XDMc 9mm, S&W 642CT & 442 38 sp, 1947 Savage 99 300,
1972 Marlin 336 RC .35, 1922 Walther Model 4, 1933 Walther DSM 34, High Standard 1954 22LR
I prefer to be judged by 12 then carried by 6
November 8th, 2012 11:00 PM
There is some right and wrong here.
It is Post Office "regulation" that wont allow handguns to be shipped by a private citizen, not ATF Regulation. The Post Office used to do it, then they got tired of messing with it so they quit doing it.
Fed EX or UPS has no issues with shipping a firearm for repair by a private individual as long as it goes back to the factory or to an FFL.
I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
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November 8th, 2012 11:18 PM
So first they turn away business because they don't want to deal with the hassle, then they complain about being broke...... makes sense to me.
Originally Posted by HotGuns
Back on topic, +1 for taking the precaution of sending it back to the factory. Smith and Wesson's customer service is top notch.
November 9th, 2012 12:36 AM
Actually I do hold a SLED card, I am not an FFL, but I do have the FFL form given to me by my local FFL for sending and receiving a firearm.
My recommendation is to do your own research on what you can and cannot do where you live. Don't listen to every Internet expert's opinion and get yourself in trouble as a result, OP.
December 26th, 2012 07:36 PM
Walther P99 Rapid Fire
I've had a .40 S&W P99 since they were introduced (or right after the first Daniel Craig James Bond Movie!)
I have also had the "full auto" treatment. It only happens with cautious new shooters. I agree that it's a combo of a limp wristed shooter and a death grip on the trigger. I have tried to duplicate it but cannot.
BTW, I love this gun. I have Beretta's, Rugers, 1911's and this is by far my favorite.
December 26th, 2012 08:06 PM
I guess the P in P99 is what everyone does when the gun seems to rip off a burst
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
December 26th, 2012 08:32 PM
I hope he has better luck dealing with S&W costumer service than I did. The service I revived was ANYTHING but great.
Originally Posted by ctr
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
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