Reviewed By: Timothy S on 06/28/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Received gun on 6/26/2015. The entire process of ordering and receiving from Bud's was flawless. The staff on the phone was patient, helpful and courteous. Shipment was very quick.
Gun was in good order out of the box. Fit and finish on the K2 was surprisingly nice. No burrs or sharp edges. Not caked in oil or metal shavings. Of course, like everyone else, I would've preferred that it came with two magazines but it is what it is. Slide, trigger, safety; all worked nominal and comfortable. Very nice feed ramp. This gun is all there has a nice heft in the hand. All metal construction. Nice finish. Design is very much like a CZ.
Shot 600 rounds today. 100 steel cased cheap wolf, 300 inexpensive brass and 200 standard JHP.
. Recoil and rise is manageable - comparative to my 1911's. Gun shoots and handles very much like my CZ's. Grip is comfortable to shoot, love the grooves on the trigger guard as well as the over-sized trigger guard. Sights were only ever so slightly off to the right. Quick fix and was right on target. Shot off-hand and from a rest. Gun is definitely more accurate than I am. Held great groupings, even in rapid fire and double taps.
Sights have a nice fast pickup. Trigger pull is a little long in DA. SA it's crisp and nice. Gun handles well and is quite comfortable. Not nearly as large as I expected it to be. Some have knocked the grips - which are in fact very thin and plastic. But, they have a nice feel and something has to give somewhere to double stack .45ACP and keep the grip from being overly large. I have large hands, so the grip wasn't an issue for me. Again - very similar to my CZ's, almost identical to the CZ 97 grip.
Fire all 600 rounds without any issues. No FTF, FTE - flawless. Spent casings were 4-5' behind me and 10' to my right. With all ammunition tried today the weapon held very tight and consistent groupings. I was very surprised by it's accuracy.
Magazines - the Mec-Gar P-14 does in fact work in this gun. Only issue I had with the P-14 mag was it didn't not hold the slide open on the last shot. I believe a minor adjustment to the magazine should fix this issue. Hopefully Mec-Gar can get some "factory" magazines produced for this gun but I am not holding my breath. EAA is not going to import SAR's anymore, and they have no magazines for it. Mec-Gar doesn't even show an option in their production line any longer for a K2.
On shot number 597 - with no cleaning, I had one magazine failure - it was in a P-14 magazine, didn't kick the round into the chamber. I'm not going to blame the mag or the gun for that, was a lot of shooting with dirty ammo and no cleaning.
My one and only concern is the rifling doesn't appear to be what I'd call "strong", time will tell. I'm sure the barrel will last my lifetime and then some regardless.
Bottom line - I'm pleased with the purchase and I'd buy it again. It's under-priced for the value you get out of the firearm. It shoots every bit as good as my guns that cost two and three times as much. For a high capacity .45, this is a no brainer. You can spend 300 more for an FN or 700 more for an HK and have the same results downrange - and that's what matters.
I was apprehensive about a "Turkish" made gun, but all apprehension evaporated at the range.
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