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API M1600 22LR 181/4 BL
by Thomas B Date Added: Tuesday 24 January, 2012
Hopefully you've already done a little research already and are aware that the action of this fun little 22 has essentially nothing in common with an AR15 M4 or M16 rifle. Only the outward appearance somewhat resembles those rifles. Now for the Good: 1) Extremely fun gun to shoot 2) Surprisingly accurate 3) I've used 8 different kinds of ammo, and it liked them all. Now for the not-so-good: 1) I was disappointed when I disassembled the rifle upon receipt for an initial cleaning and oiling. I knew this was a cheap rifle, but knowing that armscor makes the Rock Island line of 1911s that everyone loves, i expected a more refined gun. It was not. The bolt was not slippery smooth, although it probably would have functioned fine. I took some 000 steel wool to it and was much happier with it. The outside of the stock is black, but it is obvious that is only some sort of coating. It appears much thicker than just paint, but it is obvious that the polymer is not uniformly colored throughout; that if one got a deep scratch there would be a light grey showing through. I was surprised at how rough the milling was on no- essential or non-critical parts. It doesn't affect the function at all, just seemed to shout out low quality to me. The end cap of the receiver threads into the rear; however, there is a set screw or retaining screw on the underside that digs right into the threads of the end cap. I didn't and still don't like that. Just take a brass bristle brush to the threads of the end cap before you screw it back in to get rid of some of the little metal shavings that may have arisen, along with adding an extra drop of oil to the threads. So far, noe of this affects the functioning of the rifle, is all just basically cosmetic stuff. However, the first time out, i had numerous, and i do mean numerous jams assoociated with the one magazine that came with the rifle. I was glad i had purchased in advance two 15round magazines from another website, and had no jams with them. The supplied magazine just had an overly tight spring which i worked repeatedly with a cleaning rod until it loosened up a bit, and also the lips on the opening of the magazine were just a hair too far apart, causing the rounds to feed improperly. This was corrected easily with a pair of pliers. Ever since, I have not had a single negative issue, and have put 3-4 hundred rounds through the rifle flawlessly. Overall impression: The gun is cheaply made, but if functions wonderfully, is extremely fun to shoot, and is surprisingly accurate. I have seen the same rifle listed for considerably more on other websites, and usually they are out of stock. If you like the looks of this one, and know what to expect, you'll always come home with a smile on your face after a few hours of plinking.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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