I think my Walther P99 may have gone full auto today !

I think my Walther P99 may have gone full auto today !

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    I think my Walther P99 may have gone full auto today !

    How common is this , I let my GF shoot it and it happened to her 3 time twice were double shots and once it actually fired a burst of three !! It was the second hundred rounds though it , just bought it last week. Also it didn't happen to me or my dad once when we fired 100 rds though it , only when she fired it


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    Contact the manufacturer, send it back, let them look at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Contact the manufacturer, send it back, let them look at it.
    Could it be a combo of a limp wrist and the short trigger reset ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Contact the manufacturer, send it back, let them look at it.



    ^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


    You have an accident waiting to happen.
    Glad you found out and nothing evil happened.
    Do not fire that pistol until it gets looked at by the manufacturer
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    ^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


    You have an accident waiting to happen.
    Glad you found out and nothing evil happened.
    Do not fire that pistol until it gets looked at by the manufacturer
    Alright thanks for the advice , just one quick question I already sent for a shipping label but on S&W.com it says " do not attempt to ship a firearm though the USPS" so I called my LGS and they said that that's false and it's legal to ship to the manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValterP99 View Post
    Alright thanks for the advice , just one quick question I already sent for a shipping label but on S&W.com it says " do not attempt to ship a firearm though the USPS" so I called my LGS and they said that that's false and it's legal to ship to the manufacturer
    They will give you a Fedex or UPS label.

    Private individuals can not ship pistols through the Post Office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    They will give you a Fedex or UPS label.

    Private individuals can not ship pistols through the Post Office.
    Ok thank you for clarifying that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValterP99 View Post
    Also it didn't happen to me or my dad once when we fired 100 rds though it , only when she fired it
    While I'd advocate playing it safe and sending it to the manufacturer; to me it sounds like a combination of the gun and shooter. If it's the P99 with the AS (Anti-Stress) trigger, after the first shot the trigger pull/reset is very short. It can be very easy to rapidly fire without meaning to, especially if you're unfamiliar with the gun.

    Edit: The P99 SA only has a 0.3 inch trigger reset with a (roughly) 4-4.5lb trigger pull. Like the PPQ, it's not uncommon for unfamiliar shooters to rapid fire it, in such quick succession, that it can appear to have fired on it's own or in some form of burst/auto mode. I personally have had two friends who test fired my PPQ think that occurred when it was just a combination of unfamiliarity with the weapon and a very short trigger reset, with a relatively light pull. Ymmv and again if in doubt, safer to send it to the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValterP99 View Post
    Ok thank you for clarifying that
    USPS and UPS are too similar as acronyms and folks do get them mixed up.

    I wish one or the other would choose a variant for their acronym.

    As others indicated, you can't ship through the United States Postal Service, but you can ship
    via the privately owned United Parcel Service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK_Brian View Post
    While I'd advocate playing it safe and sending it to the manufacturer; to me it sounds like a combination of the gun and shooter. If it's the P99 with the AS (Anti-Stress) trigger, after the first shot the trigger pull/reset is very short. It can be very easy to rapidly fire without meaning to, especially if you're unfamiliar with the gun.

    Edit: The P99 SA only has a 0.3 inch trigger reset with a (roughly) 4-4.5lb trigger pull. Like the PPQ, it's not uncommon for unfamiliar shooters to rapid fire it, in such quick succession, that it can appear to have fired on it's own or in some form of burst/auto mode. I personally have had two friends who test fired my PPQ think that occurred when it was just a combination of unfamiliarity with the weapon and a very short trigger reset, with a relatively light pull. Ymmv and again if in doubt, safer to send it to the manufacturer.


    ^^^^^^^^^if your #'s are correct^^^^^^^^^^^


    And I'm not doubting they are(I'm just too lazy/tired at present) to check, but I have a feeling you are truthin'

    This could possibly be what is occuring, but with something as serious as a problem that this could be, I'm glad the OP is palying it safe and letting the factory have it back to see if they can duplicate, or discover a problem, should there be one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    USPS and UPS are too similar as acronyms and folks do get them mixed up.

    I wish one or the other would choose a variant for their acronym.

    As others indicated, you can't ship through the United States Postal Service, but you can ship
    via the privately owned United Parcel Service.
    One delivers in big brown trucks, and the other in little white trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    They will give you a Fedex or UPS label.

    Private individuals can not ship pistols through the Post Office.

    That is incorrect. It's up to the individual post office as to if they acept firearms. I had my PPQ sent from a private seller via Priority Mail service to my FFL, and I sent and received my P30 via postal service to Bill Springfield for the trigger work. Since it's classified as a "repair" you can send the gun via non-overnight, and via postal service, and without going through an FFL.

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    Just because you did the act does not make the act legal

    Quote Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post
    That is incorrect. It's up to the individual post office as to if they acept firearms. I had my PPQ sent from a private seller via Priority Mail service to my FFL, and I sent and received my P30 via postal service to Bill Springfield for the trigger work. Since it's classified as a "repair" you can send the gun via non-overnight, and via postal service.
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    Not according to Bill, who is an FFL, and according to the FFL to whom my gun was delivered. I didn't commit any felony.
    The copy of my FFL form and DL was in the box, all rules were followed.

    Congratulations on being wrong.. again. When you quote links, try reading the links within the links first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post
    Not according to Bill, who is an FFL, and according to the FFL to whom my gun was delivered. I didn't commit any felony.
    The copy of my FFL form and DL was in the box, all rules were followed.

    Congratulations on being wrong.. again. When you quote links, try reading the links within the links first.
    I did read the link in full, did you? In your post YOU stated you shipped a P30 directly thru the post office. The post made no mention of using an FFL for both ends of the transaction. Do you have an an FFL? Are you an authorized law enforcement agent? If you are not one of those how are you making the claim no crime was committed? An individual may not ship or receive a firearm directly thru the postal service.

    Cite a postal regulation to support your claim.

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