S&W P99

22 Nov 99 I have a chance to work with the S&W P99 pistol. The copy I have is a significant improvement over the Walther model upon which I commented earlier in the year. Most notably, the link is much shallower, now very similar to that of a Glock. I think this...

Incident in the Philippines

20 Nov 99 This just in from a friend in Manila: “Two armed robbery suspects were flagging down and subsequently robbing produce trucks on the highway that leads into the capitol. An elite police team, tasked with handling such serious crimes, confronted the two as...

Even more on aftermarket parts

20 Nov 99 More on titanium parts from a friend who is into pistol competition: “What we have learned about titanium gun parts while playing IPSC: 1. Titanium firing pins are very short-lived. Without exception, they promptly peen down until they are underlength,...

More on aftermarket parts

19 Nov 99 Some follow-up from friends on after-market gun parts, particularly those made of titanium: “The whole idea of a titanium striker, supposedly to shorten lock time and thus improve accuracy, is fantasy anyway. Lock time might be of some consequence to a...

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18 Nov 99 From a friend who is a Glock enthusiast: “Both Ralph and myself have experienced the same titanium striker failure in our Glock 22s: The part of the striker that is exposed on the underside of the slide (and which catches when the slide cycles, setting...

Observations

16 Nov 99 At a Defensive Handgun Course last weekend on the East Coast, we used a local Sheriff’s Dept Range. The Department Training Officer assisted us during the program. His Department uses SIG 229s in 357SIG caliber. He showed me a new slide modification SIG has...