I’m new to this and a first time firearms owner so keep that in mind when reading my review. I ordered my pistol Sunday night and it was at my FFL the following Thursday ready for pickup. It came in a nice blue Beretta hard case with 2 mags, 1 lock, cleaning supplies, instruction manual , & 2 extra back grips.
After pick up from FFL, I took it home to wipe down the excessive oil then off to the range. I love this pistol. It looks great and feels/fits like a glove for my medium sized hands. Recoil was not bad at all. I cycled a number of different ammo through it to see what it liked and did not like. NOT ONE HICCUP! I have yet to run steel casings to test but I will soon. My groupings were pretty tight @ 10-20 yards.
1 st day (220 rds):
• Federal American Eagle - 165 Gr (50 rds)
• Remington UMC - 180 Gr (50 rds)
• Winchester (White box) - 165 gr (100 rds)
• Hornady Critical Duty - 175 gr (20 rds)
There was only one thing that kinda pissed me off. When I took it home to wipe off the excessive preventive rust factory oil, I noticed that there were light scratch marks(almost looks like holster wear) from the ejection port down to the tip of the muzzle. I did not notice this upon initial inspection at the FFL because the oil was so caked on that it did not show. I would have had it sent back if I had caught it before accepting. It doesn’t bother me anymore because I just wipe it down with a Remington rag and the marks don’t show. I’m not sure who is at fault for the scratches and I am not pointing fingers but bottom line: MAKE SURE TO THOUROUGHLY INSPECT YOUR GOODS BEFORE ACCEPTING IT FROM THE FFL.
Despite the scratches, this gun has made me a happy owner. Its pretty, its accurate, and most importantly… its reliable.
As for Bud’s… super fast shipping & excellent customer service. I have already made a 2nd transaction with them and it was nothing but butter baby. I will be doing business again in the future. Best prices I have seen online so far. Hopefully that does not change!
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!