First impressions are mixed with this firearm. The ability to use magazines with a 12 ga pump is awesome but the trigger pull is terrible and the magazine first round chambering is hard. I want to love this gun but that trigger pull is just BAD. I had to keep pulling and pulling I thought the safety was on a few times or it was broken. The bad trigger pull was inconsistent, sometimes it felt decent like my 870, other times you had to slide the finger to the second knuckle to get the thing pulled. The pump worked great with less then five shells in the magazines, but when topped off the first round had too much pressure to feed quick and easily.
I paid $229 at dunhams sports on a flash sale, the regular price is $349. Would I pay $349 for this firearm? No, the price point of $229 was about its value IMO. If the trigger pull was better and the cycling was better then it would be worth $350, maybe. I really want to like this gun but its poor performance makes that hard to do.
In all fairness to derya arms the maker of this firearm, they say it requires a 100 round break in. I have shot 50 rounds thru it and I will put another 50 and see if the break in helps the trigger and cycling.
I 3d printed a 50 beowulf magazine from fosscad. It worked! I do need to tweak the slot for magazine catch to hold the magazine in place. I also shoot the 7.62x39 ar47 upper from bear creek arsenal in this video. I shot some surplus ammo out of it and it
I am showing how to use mark lee express bluing #1 on some butt plate screws and other small parts. This type of bluing is fast rust bluing, which makes a more durable and appealing finish then cold blue.