I was seriously considering this pistol, but then I got to examine one. The slide has what looks like a picture painted on it. Ruger did the same thing with the Texas version of the LCP. It just looks cheap. I think if they had just left the slide alone, but with the nice grips...
I'm not generally a fan of gimmicky special editions, especially those profiting from tragedy (aka 9/11 tribute type guns). Nice to see that at least this one donates something to those whose hardship is driving the profiteering. I'd be really impressed to know that the donation ($25) is at least as much as the profit, but I suspect that's not the case.
Know more than you say, Have more than you show. - paraphrased from Shakespeare
Hmmm, none of my firearms approach the price of the centerpiece over the mantel in the formal living room. It is artwork. I've bought several "firearms" because they are in fact artwork, and it took someone a long time or an expensive machine to create it.
Inexpensive artwork is just cheap, and the same applies to cheesy artwork on handguns.
You will recall my engraved Jennings that the gunstore owner did not want to sell me. He valued my friendship, and my value as a future customer, too much over the small amount of profit that he would have made on the gun. I had to convince him that I knew the gun was a piece of crap, but that I wanted it because of the artwork.
Why did I just buy the Walther Royal Scot PPK/s when I already had an engraved on in 380, another SS one in 32ACP, and a blued on in 22LR? Answer: A) Artwork, B)Stupidity, C) More money than brains D) All of the above.
Post by Oscar "DoubleAction" Knight on Oct 29, 2010 2:57:46 GMT -5
The website don't mention anything about the fire control components used, as to whether or not MIM parts are used or Steel, which makes me believe that parts used might be MIM.
The Extended Beaver Tail and Positive Grip Safety are the same part, which leads me to believe that this pistol is made for newcomers.
Another clue rests in the "Extended Ambi-Thumb Safety", which hinders the use of quick release thumb straps on carry holsters.
This is perhaps the most misleading : "Novak® Style Sights"; What this means, the rear sight groove is cut in the slide to accept the Novak® Rear Sight, but it don't mention that the rear sight is a Novak® that is used on this pistol.
At the Suggested Retail Price of $899.00 ?
..........Too much deception for the price ?
..........How could a novice ever tell the difference ?
.....Is this just one of the benefits of having access to the Internet or What ? ;D
To a novice, he might see the word Novak® and get confused that he has a very special pistol, ...
He had better not see Novak® on the pistol. Saying in a publication that they are "Novak® style" sights is one thing, but if you put the word Novak® on the sight, without their permission, you have a serious problem.
Now Novak can license another manufacturer to make sights with Novak's name on them.
Post by Oscar "DoubleAction" Knight on Nov 1, 2010 9:26:28 GMT -5
.....TMan; Case in Point : The Wilson Combat CBQ has The Pyramid Low Mount Wilson Sight, which is seated in a Novak® cut.
.....Take Notice at the description (( " • Novak® Style Sights " )) and take a look when we leave out one word, - • Novak® Sights - this is what some might see, when looking at the description.
......The Novak® rear dove tail cut is pretty much the standard, for low mount rear sights but, does everyone know this ? Not without Google ;D
......This is my opinion on this pistol : For someone looking to spend less for a pistol that might look appealing to a novice; I recommend that you let a friend buy one first and shoot his pistol before making a commitment.