Ok, things worked out nicely.
$300 cost was waived after trading in a busted Daewoo K2. The transaction was delayed after getting flagged on my background check. Back in a day, I
raise(d) my fair share of hell, plus a bunch of silly false and ancient accusations still in the air...I got reviewed somewhat extensively.
State Police do the check, but it pretty much comes down to the discretion of the seller, and he put in a good word for me. It's a subjective process,
I am told. Kind of funny, my initial visit the broker told me a bunch of funny stories of how he called in different buyers and they had warrants,
etc. The state police told him to keep people from leaving and stuff like that. Wow, not a lot of fun for him! My charm and squeaking by the rules
made it happen. Gun broker also has a fondness for German cars and Dank Meems, as it worked out.
Anyway, I only shot a few dozen rounds, and it worked perfectly, even some 50 year old weird wadcutters I had. I would say that it's perfect for what
it is. My right shoulder is in tatters, I can't shoot a big round, but a 9mm would be pointless, I already have a S&W 9mm compact.
I could have gotten the 10mm, but they are not really in stock. The budget price was $259 iirc for a basic black one, but I knew I would be swapping
even for the old K2, I wanted to get the fancy finish. Old gun was black, ugh.
So, the .45 was perfect for shooting purposes. It makes a nice carbine/sub round, too mucho for a handgun imo. I got this rifle and cartridge because
I didn't want a high velocity round. I don't even have a big range anyway. Also, I'm not so much of a bench rest shooter, I like standing the best.
So, without zeroing, I hit every target every time, spray cans at 50 yards.....no optics obviously. What I like about the whole set-up, it's easy to
shoot and a decent cartridge. The heft of it makes it stable. No regrets at $300 (or a broken rifle) in trade.
edit on 7-10-2018 by FlyingFox because: freedom