Whoo hoo! just picked it up from the Dealer today.
First impression: its small light and easy to maneuver....also homely.
Trigger was super gritty and almost impossible to pull.
I dont like the stock too much as it flexes when i shoulder it. maybe an aluminum plate connecting all of the bolts in the stock would fix that?
the knob on the charging handle sucks and the bolt hold open sucks!
wouldnt a notch in the slide similar to the c9s hold open work just as well??
I just finished tearing it down and...This thing was sold as used but i dont think its ever been fired! theres no carbon anywhere! the feedramp is unmarked and theres no wear at any contact points.
I do however think the previous owner mistook the carbine for a shovel as there was a ton of sand and grease inside the FP channel & sear.
I cleaned everything up, polished all contact surfaces, polished the sear and the channel it sits in, now the trigger is extremely smooth and has a trigger pull a little lighter than my c-9.
Ive got a few weaker springs the same size as the one under the sear but i dont know how safe it is to experiment w/ them, so ill not mess w/ it.