Actually, it doesn't take a lot of practice to get competent - to the point where you're not fumbling with the pistol and magazine, that the whole process is second nature and goes smoothly. It can take a lifetime to get anywhere near as fast as the top IPSC/IPDA/etc., competitors - if you ever can.FTFY
Some of those sales went on for a few days despite the 24 hour disclaimer. Did you sign up for their mailing list?I can't view the image, but I do like a P229.
Still no AR15 for me, I wasn't fast enough to catch the Christmas sales w/ PSA when fun money was intact. And by the time it was, they went out of stock again, so I'm back to checking them daily.
Not all that odd, just rare in the US. All the SAR4800s that Springfield sold were made by Imbel in Brazil. The 5.56 version of the SAR4800 is actually the Brazilian MD-3; it's a successful attempt to leverage their experience with license manufacture of the FAL into something that can run 5.56. Aside from the adapted magazine well, the biggest change is from the FAL's tilt-bolt to a more conventional rotating bolt. Apparently Imbel's made a lot of the MD rifle series for domestic use though they've not had much luck with export sales. It worked out better than the FN CAL, anyway.
How about they get something ready to go before making the announcement and two years of promises?I assure you that it isn't vaporware. DT is here in my town and I shoot with one of their employees. The rifle is a very ambitious build and they are doing everything they can to do it right; would you rather they ship a half-assed product?
Yeah, that thing's going to be eaten alive by Taurus and to a lesser degree Ruger in the marketplace.Speaking of half-assing it, Kimber announced they are doing a wheel gun. So far the response from shooters has been less than enthusiastic given Kimber's recent quality problems. For $900, I simply can't see it competing in the marketplace. Now when Smith and Wesson and Ruger both make a similar product for the same money (or less) and have not had the same quality issues as Kimber.
It just seems like this would have been good to bring out 10 years ago, before most shooters realized that Kimber is long on hype and short on substance.