Reviewed By: Henry B on 02/11/2014
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Okay..I have not fired it yet so this is just a preliminary review. I swore I would never own a "plastic" gun, having always preferred steel-on-steel, but after seeing a review by World Champion Jerry Miculek (spelling?) I figured I would try one in 357 SIG.
The fit and finish is outstanding...no blemishes or tool marks anywhere on the exterior..lockup is tight...probably tighter then any pistol I've ever owned. Pulling the slide back the first few times was tough..the recoil spring is no wimp...or maybe I'm the wimp?? The trigger...seems a bit long but dry firing and actually firing it is two different animals. I'm guessing it won't feel so long during actual firing.
The weight surprised me...I was thinking it would be light...it's not! It has a hefty feel to it...which I like...and felt recoil certainly would be much less than if it were a "lightweight".
I love the grip...ergonomic, fills my hand nicely and the gun points naturally. Many pistols do not!
Disassembly is a snap...reminds me of my old S&W Model 59...fast and easy...and I like that too!
It came with a holster...dual mag pouch...and mag loader. The loader is slick...it attaches to the side of the holster or mag pouch when not in use and disconnects with a spring and bar retention lock...press the release button and the loader slides off the Picatinny rail! One less thing to lose or forget when your at the range!!! Holster and mag pouch retention is adjustable...a nice feature too.
All in all I like this pistol..it appears to be of the excellent quality Springfield Armory is known for. I own a number of Springfields' and they have never failed me!!!!!!
Once I get this out to the range and run a few hundred rounds through it, I'll do an update.
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