What I ended up with was a P250c kit that had a .40 caliber upper with one magazine, one medium compact grip module, one .22 caliber upper with two magazines, and of course the fire control unit. My acquisition was brand new in the box. At this point I should have taken pictures of the individual component groups with a brief description. As it turns out I was so excited to finally get my grubby mitts on one that I instead tossed the 22 upper on top and off to the range I went.
I had a partial box of Remington Thunderbolt, in my opinion one of the lower quality bulk ammos available. Of the 134 rounds fired I had two Failures To Fire and one Failure To Feed. The FTFires I attribute to the ammo and the FTFeed I'm going to initially blame on the magazines. The 22 magazines are rather difficult to load compared to a M&P 22 or the Kadet magazines provided for the CZ P07. Accuracy on the other hand, was more than acceptable.
|The first ten rounds I fired.|
In my research several people have complained about the long reset of the trigger. I agree that it is long, much longer than my S&W revolvers. Long enough in fact that it affected accuracy on follow up shots until I got used to it. Therein lies one of my complaints with most folks who opine about pistols. They are so wrapped around the axle about having a relatively light trigger with a short reset that they do themselves a disservice by not learning to properly manipulate a Double Action trigger.
|Controlled Pairs from the holster.|
At the end of the day I was able to run a card drill that I learned about from Lee of First Person Safety Five shots from five yards inside a playing card in under five seconds. It took me a few runs to get the accuracy and time down to an acceptable standard. This was a fun drill when shot from concealment and on a timer. The opportunity to place ourselves
I'm looking forward to shooting this pistol more in the upcoming weeks. As I'm not interested in investing in .40 caliber I'll remain on the lookout for a 9mm upper or even a complete pistol that I can spend some time evaluating in a class or match.
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