So I got to hit the range with a friend of mine today to test out the new gun for the first time. I was using some cheap Federal value pack high velocity and some CCI Blazer high velocity. I have been warned that both of those types may have feeding issues in the gun, but that’s what I had. I was shooting at targets that are some “official” 25′ slow fire pistol targets.
First clip, all of them score on the target, 3 are 8 point or better. Next clip, 9 of the 10 are pointers. 3 are 8 or better. Then I tried some rapid fire. 3 were not pointers, I think 1 was an 8 pointer. The only feeding issues I had was a user issue (I think). On a fresh clip, the first shot would fire and eject fine but the follow up shot would not feed in. I believe I was not pushing the clip in far enough. Because after doing this a few times, I tried exerting more effort on the clip and had no issues.
My friend that was with me seemed to love the hell out of it. We brought a few guns, but he always wanted to shoot the S&W. He shot much better than me. I guess pro photographers are a bit more steady that professional milk shake machines like me. He had one 10 shot group on the same targets that had 8 at 8 points or better. This gun sure can shoot. My only sort of major complaint, and I will blame my poor performance on it, is the sights lack any indicator. It’s a flat black board with a flat black blade. In the indoor range with very little light I had problems lining up the sights.
- Crazy accurate
- Feeds reliably
- Handle fits amazing in the hand while shooting
- Trigger is very uniform and not overly stiff for a factory trigger and the shape is just right
- Balance feels nice
- Immensely easier to clean than the wife’s Walther
- Very little muzzle rise
- First click on clip is not enough, extra effort needs to be made to seat it well
- Sights are not Steyr sights (although they are adjustable unlike Steyr)
- With a handle this big, you should be able to have a 20 round clip
Sorry, no pictures to go with this post. But in conclusion: For under $300, this gun is awesome. Value: 10/10. Highly recommended to anyone, but especially first timers that are afraid of the kick the bigger pistols have.