Range Day With Smith & Wesson 2.0 And Threat Solutions

Recently I was invited to go shoot the new Smith & Wesson M&P Pro Series 2.0 with Mike from Threat Solutions. When opportunities come up I generally take them, especially when they involve new and shiny stuff. Being who I am I also took the opportunity to bring along a Smith & Wesson 640-1 .357 Magnum and the Smith & Wesson M&P R8 .357 Magnum just to show my wheel gun skills off.

One thing the reader should understand is that Mike shoots better than you, or me, or just about anyone. His groups are always tight and where they should be (not like mine). This level of shooting comes from years of training with some of the best. Mike was just returning from a night ops training session for special forces and special law enforcement units so he was shooting pretty well. I think the invite was to test the Smith & Wesson 2.0 in my hands because they are a more real world analog than the elite shooter’s like Mike from Threat Solutions.

The 2.0 came equipped with night sights that did the job out of the box, no adjustments were required and fit/finish seemed better than a lot of after market specials. On the sides there are ambi slide stops which made my typical drill of both hands and both eyes much easier.

Ever since I was a young boy in Detroit I was told to train for any circumstance and that it should include being incapacitated on one side. This little nugget of info given to me by my uncle the kung fu guy has proved invaluable throughout my military career and in civilian life. The Smith & Wesson 2.0 must have had the same uncle because it just worked every time no matter what.

The much touted S&W 2.0 trigger was a decided improvement over the original and didn’t leave my finger tip buzzing like with a Glock, Spingfield or Apex trigger.

The trigger reset was very positive leaving no ambiguity in a stressful scenario as to what condition it was in. Grips and fit are based on the work for the modular handgun system project and it reflects their attention to detail in this regard. I very much preferred the S&W 2.0 over the Glock gen 5 in the way it fits your hand. The S&W feels almost as good as a 1911 does.

The Smith & Wesson 2.0 comes with a polished feed ramp that engages about halfway down on round nose ammo. Feeding the latest defensive hollow points happens without a hitch and should outlast all the current trends in ammo.

Recoil impulse wasn’t even part of the picture in the 4.25″ barreled version I was testing. Not being afraid of recoil will undoubtably make the shooter better and less likely to pick up bad practices like flinching.

Yes the Smith & Wesson 2.0 seems to stack up to all of the marketing on the subject and is closer to perfection out of the box than the other firearm maker’s claims.

It should be noted that Smith & Wesson, Threat Solutions, and The Gun Room Inc. didn’t pay for me to write any part of this little 2 minute review. No ammunition was provided and no I didn’t get a t-shirt or sticker either. This was merely an opportunity to go shooting and as a rule I don’t like plastic guns. But…. if I was to consider throwing money at a cheap plastic gun I’d probably throw it at the S&W 2.0 Pro Series.

 

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 4.25″ Pro Series 9MM

 

 

Sig Sauer Legion

The Sig Sauer Legion series of pistols has been on my list to check out for awhile now, but I haven’t been able to get one locally. I eschew any internet purchases of guns because I plain don’t like the race to the bottom mentality and I also like to put a gun in my hand before I pull the trigger and buy it. Every time the Sig Sauer Legion came into The Gun Room Inc. (my local gun shop) it sold out before I could lay my hands on one to review. Either the Sig Sauer Legion was all it was cracked up to be or it was just another trend.

Enter the Sig Sauer Legion P229, P226, and P220

When you first pick up the Legion you are instantly aware of how well the gun mounts or fits into your hand and that this isn’t just another gun. The Sig Sauer Legion comes stock with some tritium sights fore and aft that really make it easy in low light and in bright sun alike. A quick stop to Sig Sauer’s website reveals some details about the Legion Series that I won’t go into too much detail about here as I’m not that kind of gun guy who is all specs and no opinion. Opinion is a lot these days, news being the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “opinion”. While my opinion isn’t worth a thing and really only matters when I shed lead with my buddies my opinion is replaced by paper proof. Sig Sauer must have been listening to customers who have been upgrading the regular line when they released the Legion Series to the legion of fanatics that are using them.

Shooting the Sig Sauer Legion is about as boring as a gun gets, there isn’t a surprise from the recoil even in a defensive round. The Sig Sauer doesn’t move in your hand in rapid fire strings, due in some part to Sig’s choice of grips and checkering. The trigger is a custom tuned jobbie and if your desires lean toward the exotic 10mm or 45 ACP variations in the P220 single action you’re met with a trigger that rivals the custom tuned 1911 trigger. In a combat pistol, which the Sig Sauer Legion is, you want a trigger that breaks clean and crisp with little take up and Sig Sauer’s Legion does exactly that. I hear people say crisp as a new dollar bill because they read it in some magazine or heard it on some T.V. show but personally this thing is as crisp as lettuce or celery. Yes even a vegan can shoot the Sig Sauer Legion and not just because of the awesome trigger but because it’s an awe-inspiring gun.

In a modern sense the Sig Sauer is like spell and grammar check, it seems to auto correct all the bad shooting habits you have acquired over the years in a smartly designed and manufactured weapon. The Sig Sauer Legion’s price tag is where the plastic gun guys will come against the wall, they will insist their $40 to manufacture handgun will shoot better in all blah, blah, blah, ad infinitum types of shooting and only cost them $400.00. I must be the only one who sees a $40.00 handgun at other stores selling for hundreds of dollars to the unsuspecting masses as a problem. This is after having a plastic or should I say “polymer” so the gun types don’t take too much offense, part fail and cause my truck to stop working. I looked up the part from the dealer and was dumbfounded to see it was over $300 then I just went online and bought it for $32 delivered. Should the truck manufacturer have used metal instead, you bet, but would the general American want to pay for a better truck? Not so much! The same can be said about all of the cheap plastic crap out there but as I’ve been seeing the Sig Sauer Legion did it right and there is no end to the people wanting one. Sure Sig does some fancy footwork with the Legion’s marketing but in the end it’s the real gun types who are buying it at the shops not wannabes.

The real question at this point is which one would I buy? Since I need a 9mm combat gun for a class that require 3 mags of high capacity 9mm I’m getting the Sig Sauer P226 Legion. I really hate taking a class where I get Glock or other plastic pieces of junk shoved up my butt by instructors who have never had a round fired at them but have somehow become an “expert” in the field. Well now is my chance to shove back with a quality gun I would use myself for carry or combat. I love the new Sig Sauer Legion series and would have no problem recommending it to shooters new and old for their needs. A high quality gun never goes out of style, they always work, and a few years only adds character rather than failure like the plastic race to the bottom beauties the kids all strap on their hips these days.

If you are more like me and want to buy a good gun at an actual gun store by someone who actually knows guns go see the team at The Gun Room Inc. in Portland Oregon. If you want to collect 43 variations of the same cheap crap go somewhere else, they won’t sell that stuff. Give The Gun Room Inc. a call (503)777-3931 and join the Legion!

Opinion by Brok and not neccesarily the views of Sig Sauer or The Gun Room Inc.

 

 

New Purple Lionheart Pistols In Stock (Milo’s Pick Of The Week)

New and in stock, the Lionheart LH9 & LH9C 9mm in purple Cerakote has visual appeal as well as all the tactical and functional aspects of the Lionheart design. This firearm is for the person who doesn’t follow the pack, demands superior performance, and wants a quality all metal gun that will stand the test of time.

A lot has been written about the Lionheart LH9 & LH9C in various articles and web blogs so I won’t go into too much detail here, did I mention they’re purple?!

Get yourself down to The Gun Room Inc. and get your purple Lionheart5 LH9 & LH9C today before they are gone.

Have a unique gun or looking for one? Give us a call (503)777-3931

Steyr S9A1 9MM Pistol

If you are new to hand guns or are a combat veteran with multiple tours the Steyr S9A1 may be for you. Steyr’s legend starts back well over 100 years ago, in fact the family and region is known for quality weapons dating back as far as the 1200s. So what makes the futuristic looking Steyr S9A1 any different than say the flavor of the week polymer (plastic) pistol?

From the novel triangular sights, to the grip angle, and low bore axis the Steyr S9A1 pistol is an instinctive shooter that requires very little effort to get on target for that first shot and following shots. The Steyr S9A1s’ design allows for a high grip ensuring positive muzzle control for even the smallest to the largest of hands.

Ten rounds in the magazine means this is a compact pistol with plenty of power for those shooters who follow the spray and pray technique. One thing I should note is that the Steyr is an easy to point and shoot pistol and one can’t help but make great shots like a pro so forget about spray and pray. Your shooting technique will improve with the Steyr whether you want it to or not. You can’t help but put rounds in the 10 ring with a Steyr and your friends with pistols from that other well known Austrian firm will get a case of severe envy.

We fed every kind of ammo that we had at the shop thru one of ours and found that the Steyr S9A1 gobbled it up and asked for more without a single stoppage. The trigger pull on the Steyr S9A1 is about as good as it gets for a striker fire type of firearm and uses a much better trigger safety than on other striker fire pistols we shoot for training and recreation.

As for carrying, the Steyr S9A1 makes for easy concealment whether inside the waistband or outside depending on your outfit and some concealed carry coats seem to be made with the Steyr in mind.

if you’re curious about the pistol that looks like it came from a silver screen sci-fi flick come on down to The Gun Room Inc. on SE Foster Rd. in Portland Oregon and see one for your self.

Here’s a random video from someone else talking about the Steyr S9A1 so you won’t have to take our word for it.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 Se Foster Rd.

Portland Oregon 97206

(503) 777-3931.

 

Sig Sauer P320 In Stock At The Gun Room Inc.

Just in time for the spring weather right around the corner Sig Sauer’s P320 is in stock at The Gun Room Inc. Some of you might recall from earlier posts that Sig won the competition and is the new military sidearm replacing the Beretta and beating Glock.

These guns have been hard to come by lately as the public sector tries to catch up with the latest in the tactical community. The Gun Room Inc. has been there all along and continues to push the envelope in new and cool and old and collectible.

The Gun Room Inc. has you covered in all things firearm and hunting related as long as it good that is….

The Gun Room Inc. specializes on fine and collectible firearms.

Give us a call (503)777-3931 and get shooting a Sig P320 today!

 

Sig Sauer Model 320 Modular System Adopted By US Army

When the dust settled from the highly competitive contract there were only two firearms makers left; Glock and Sig Sauer. During the 2017 Shot Show it was announced albeit a surprise to the competitors that Glock had been dropped like Beretta, and FN leaving only Sig Sauer Standing.

To celebrate Sig Sauer broke out the bubbly and passed flutes around for a celebratory toast to those present. Breaking the 30 year reign of Beretta and it’s 9mm platform made people cheer out loud, especially service members like this one who had a strong distaste for the aging model.

Most of the current military and Iraq / Afghanistan veterans I’ve talked to have regarded the Army’s decision as legit and definitely couldn’t come too soon. Some of us old timers never dropped the 1911 as a mission pistol and some of the branches are bringing it back again.

“By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we have optimized private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines, and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters,” Army Acquisition Executive Steffanie Easter said said in a press release.

In their statements, Army and Sig officials didn’t specify what caliber the new Sig Sauer pistol will be.

Sig touts the P320 model product as “modular” and “adaptable,” with interchangeable grips, multiple sizes and calibers that can be converted between 9mm, .357SIG and .40S&W. “From calibers, to pistol size, to the grip fit best suited for the shooter, the P320 is the most adaptable pistol available today,” the company says in promotional materials.

 

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Come on down to The Gun Room Inc. for your last minute Christmas shopping needs. The Gun Room Inc. is offering discounts on clothing and hunting gear, pistols, rifles, shotguns you name it we’ve got it.

Check out our used gun collection and get something any shooting enthusiast would love in their stocking.

Cleaning supplies and gun cases make great gifts for that hunter in your life, plus you might find something for yourself while you are here.

Give us a call (503)777-3931 and talk to one of our friendly sales staff and have a Merry Christmas!

 

Lionheart LH9

The Lionheart LH9’s are back in stock at The Gun Room Inc. just in time for Christmas gifts to yourself.

The Lionheart LH9 has been a very popular pistol because of it’s all metal construction and feature set with high capacities that make lesser pistols cringe at the firing line. Easy to carry and conceal it makes a great pistol for self defense and yet it has all of the horsepower for those looking for a more tactical approach.

These pistols always sell out fast and they are priced to move so get on down to The Gun Room Inc. and get one before they are gone!

Lionheart LH9

Lionheart LH9

Lionheart LH9

Lionheart LH9

Lionheart LH9

New Guns Daily

The Gun Room Inc. acquires new pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns daily both new in box from the manufacturers as well as rare and hard to find private sale collectibles. If you haven’t stopped in recently you really should. Here’s a peek at what’s going on right now. Give The Gun Room Inc. a call (503)777-3931 and strike iron while it’s hot!

 

Pocket Pistols

The Gun Room Inc. has the pocket carry pistols you desire like the Sig Sauer 938 Scorpion, a favorite of 1911 shooters who want 9mm power in a package that drops into a pocket.

Sig Sauer Scorpion 9mm

Sig Sauer Scorpion 9mm

Sig Sauer 938 Scorpion

Sig Sauer 938 Scorpion

Those of you looking for an easy to use striker fire pocket pistol will love the Beretta Nano, it comes in a myriad of colors and has the accuracy and dependability that Beretta owners have come to count on. Mike owns his in pink, he’s deadly accurate with it too! We’ve never been so afraid of the color pink before!

Beretta Nano

Beretta Nano

Get your pocket pistols at The Gun Room Inc. or call us for your next favorite gun (503) 777-3931

 

 

 

 

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