S&W made a great AR platform gun when they made this. My only complaint about the gun itself is the foregrip and the A-frame front sight. I swapped the foregrip out for a quad rail and took off the A-frame sight and replaced it with a Magpul front flip-up sight to accompany the Magpul rear flip-up sight.
Haven't had a jam, even with subpar ammo. The included bag is nice, just don't put the rifle away hot as you'll melt the inside of the bag where the barrel touches. Ask me how I know. The mag loader is very convenient.
Bought in late 2022, I intended to use this product as a bear defense gun and shoot heavy hard-cast flat-nose ammo. I bought 220-grain Underwood hard casts. These were measured to be within SAAMI spec for 10mm. This gun has a serious design flaw with its magazines. With certain ammo types, long ammo with a wide nose, the mag catch window will be filled up by the nose of the ammo during cycling, pushing the mag catch out of the window and the mag will FALL OUT OF THE GUN. This is confirmed to be the source of my mag drop problem.
I alerted Smith & Wesson about this issue and gave them the videos and sources attached here in May of 2023. I was assured that they were working on a fix for their pistols. I asked them continuously how they intended to fix them and what was being changed. Never got that info from them, just that they were on it. In January of this year, I was told that the issue had been addressed and new updated mags were sent to me. These new mags also fell out.
It turns out they had not addressed these issues at all and have refused to comment in any way on how they supposedly were addressing the issue. I am convinced that I have been lied to by Smith & Wesson and strung along for 9 months and as many phone calls. I am extremely disappointed with Smith & Wesson and will be leaving a copy of this review in several places so people do not buy this gun without knowing about this potentially fatal problem.
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