Reviewed By: Mark L on 12/31/2014
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
This is the second one of these I have purchased here. Bud's sells three versions of this pistol. This one with two 10 round mags, one with two 28 round mags, and one with two 28 round mags and a red dot. I previously bought the one with that came with the red dot. See my review of that one, as all of the same "fixes" apply to this one. I will only go over the differences (good and bad).
The 10 round mags are identical to the 28 round mags with the exception of a small pin that limits the number of rounds that can go in. The pin is easily removed for those that live in states with no mag capacity limits. That makes this one a better buy.
Unlike the previous one (see the other review), this one had no signs of peening on the chamber area. so that was one less thing to have to fix. Out of the box (after cleaning), I ran 3 full mags through it and only had a few stovepipes (something I did not have a problem with on the other one). After doing a comparison of the bolt assemblies, I noticed that the extractor on this one did not grab the rim as firmly as the other one. I am not going to go into how to disassemble the bolt, but for those that can figure it out, I removed just a little material from the inside of the extractor where it rests against the front of the bolt. This allows it to pivot a bit more and have a firmer grip on the rim. The stovepipes went away.
Another issue I did not mention in the other review is the barrel tends to be loose even out of the box . To tighten it, just turn the barrel shroud until it's tight, but don't over do it since the upper is polymer. Don't worry if the rails don't line up. Next loosen the torex screw on each of the four rails that is closest to the upper. You can then rotate the shroud until the rails line up again, and tighten the screws back up.
I will also mention that the rear "rail" thing that covers the buffer tube hole can be removed and one can use a standard buffer tube and a Sig brace. To remove it, you remove the take-down pin the same way you would remove the front pin. Then remove the detent pin from the hole. Now turn the gun muzzle down so the spring falls forward into the hole. Behind the spring is another pin that keeps that rear cap from rotating. Once the spring pressure is removed, you can just unscrew the cap.
Keep in mind that this is a cheaply made gun, so it is going to take a little bit of work to get it running 100%. But For just over $200, this can be a good shooting gun with just a little bit of effort.
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