Reviewed By: Christopher J on 04/20/2015
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
At a time when this gun is still in high demand and difficult to find, they layaway program made it possible to secure one without having to drop the whole purchase price at once. Not to mention the price was great. Still 50/75 less than local retail even with FFL transfer cost. Delivery was two business days after final payment. It all went smooth - Thanks Bud's.
Cleaned the gun from factory and re-lubed running slightly wet.
Finally made to to the range yesterday and put 150 rounds downrange of various ammo, brass, aluminium case, FMJ and Hollow points. The gun definitely has a very small break in period required. First few mags were just wild all over the place at 7 yards some not even grouping in the silhouette. I switched up to my home defense gun, same ammo to see if it was me or the ammo... and it wasn't . Back to the shield, same thing. Handed it off to my son, same thing. 7 and 8 round mags keping me busy but somewhere around 100 rounds she started to straiten up and fly right. I put in a clip of 127gr P Hollow Points I use for carry and at 7 yards finally got the groups I needed to be happy. (I'll concede that maybe it was me getting use to it AND the Gun?)
No failures of any kind incidentally.
Good quality, S&W fit and finish is expected. fits good in my medium size hand unlike some others in this category. Super easy to conceal, and actually comfortable to shoot. I'll put a little more time and ammo into break in before I call this my daily carry but I am pleased with my purchase and Buds. My final recommendation, be patient and allow a break it in maybe instead of expecting out of the box perfection.
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