Looks like TTAG is the first to get our hands on this interesting new device, and rest assured we’ll be writing up a full review once we’ve thoroughly tested it. I have a U.S. Air Force officer who used to train soldiers for close quarters combat coming in to help out, and a few other tricks up my sleeve. But for right now, all I can tell you is that it isn’t terrible. Not to say that it’s the bees knee’s, but it isn’t terrible. Here are my impressions so far…
First things first, my jaw still feels a bit funny after a couple aspirin and a beer or two. Or three. Or four. And I have a slight headache, but I can’t tell if that’s referred pain from my jaw or just the beginnings of a hangover. I think I need another couple hundred rounds through the gun before I make up my mind. Either way, I don’t think I’ll be recommending this for extended use.
But as for the claims made about the improved control of recoil and better handling above a standard AR-15 pistol, it looks like those might be confirmed. Everything feels a lot better than a pistol. I’ll have to defer to my USAF buddy for the final say on that front.
There is one major drawback that I’ve found so far, though. And that’s trying to fit it into a case. The thing doesn’t collapse down, so its always sticking out at an odd angle. Which is slightly annoying, but seems like it can be fixed rather quickly with a design change before this goes into full production.
Like I said, its not terrible. It makes the AR-15 pistol a lot more fun to shoot, and makes it much more controllable. But we’ll have to check back in a week or so for the final verdict, so stay tuned.