Originally Posted by sandog
John Deer, I guess these guys are "mall ninjas" too. Soldiers from Australian, Chinese, Iranian, Israeli, Indian armies, plus a few others:
Military personnel traditionally have a discipline that enables them to overcome small handicaps. With training and a lot of practice, they obviously can become proficient in the weapon, and achieve a high level of marksmanship that someone who only spends a few hours on the weekend never could. The design itself doesn't inhibit the accuracy of the firearm. In theory, one should actually be able to be more accurate on a BP due to the barrel, which is the heaviest part, being more equally balanced. The traditional rifle/carbine is more ergonomically configured for handling, which is what most nation's militaries go for. Even being a 13th degree black belt in mall ninjitsu
, I can't see plopping down 2 grand for something I won't shoot more than 100 rounds a week. I have had friends that let me shoot their BP, and although I achieved some semblance of accuracy, I don't think I could use one for HD for 2 reasons:
1. On the one's I
fired, the trigger was either too sloppy or too tight due to the linkage. I am sure there is a model that has that addressed, but from what I have read and heard, my experience is the norm.
2. Ergonomics is an issue, between the position of holding the firearm to magazine changes, it would take a lot of training to get me to acclimate to the point I would feel comfortable in a SHTF scenario.
If anyone out there is considering adding a BP to their collection, I wouldn't want to discourage them. Just be prepared to spend more time becoming familiar with them than an AR or AK.