By Bob Wright
This from several years ago at the old Shelby County Rifle and Pistol range:
We, the old hands there, often got there well before the 10:00 am opening time and exchanged stories, news, and man talk in general. One day a very pretty, young blond lady joined us. She was, well, noticeable, petite, blond, well shaped, make-up just so. And above all. personable. She had a little .45 ACP, a Springfield of some sort as I recall. Since we were not permitted to wear sidearms while on the range, she removed the pistol from a holster. She wore black fitted pants and black sweater with a Wrangler denim jacket. The jacket covered a small hip holster, and she very smoothly drew and cleared the pistol. As she did so, she remarked that was her shopping pistol.
"Where do you shop?" asked one of the men.
She smiled sweetly. "Anywhere I want to," was her reply.
Through a series of fortunate trades with the same guy beginning 5 years ago, I now am a proud owner.
Grip contour and shape is very similar to a 75B and my Bowie Tactical G19/26 with grip reduction.
Slight palm swell, front and rear checkering is more agressive than I like, more of a personal preference vs. negative attribute.
Ambi controls are awesome, especially for a lefty who has always had right handed pistols.
Internet reviews state slide stop release is stiff, it is. I have to use my thumb and trigger finger and actuate by depressing both sides of the stop.
I like the forward slide serrations from experience with my P01 SDP.
Upgraded 3 dot trijicons. I prefer 3 dot vs. the Kahr "dot-the-I" and Heine straight 8.
The trigger in dry fire seems too good to be true. Resting position with the small back strap is about the same as my 75B Omega in SA.
Pulling to the break point is smooth and reset is shorter than my Omega with almost no take up.
First run at the range, 250 rounds of assorted flavors, no malfunctions and acceptable accuracy.
Rides great in my old generic holster, I love repurposing.