Monday, March 05, 2007
Took the leap...
It's a full frame, with ambidextrous thumb safeties and a memory bumb grip safety. Grips are rubber and it's a pretty comprehensive beaver-tail scoop. The trigger has a bit of over-travel, but feels good outside of that.
The extractor is what weirded me out.
It's an exterior extractor. It doesn't even show up on the back of the slide.
The only thing that really worries me about this is that the extractor is not held at the back of the slide. Instead, it appears to be pinned halfway up to the ejection port. In my experience, pins in this area have a tendency to loosen or just plain abandon ship.
Obviously, the mounting rail made a difference in my choice. On the other end, I was pleased to find it fits a standard holster, even with the rail.
Range day should be Wednesday or Thursday and a full review will be up after that.
Kimber's extractor mod was a flop, but that was mostly because Kimber was in "Hear No Malf, See No Malf" mode and screwed everyone who was sending their's back.
Let's hope for better from S&W.