I own one of these and it's never performed well, anyone else own one? what are your thoughts on it?
I have experience with them, some are absolute trash but mostly that's a magazine problem. Long barreled Stugers are more reliable.
I want one with checkered grips so damn bad.
You may as well buy a plain jane one and then send a picture of the checkered scales and the scales for your gun to be cloned by a competent woodworker.
My gut tells me the Stoeger in 9mm would be a complete bedshitter, but I still want it.
I mean, would you just look at it?
Personally, I wouldn't want to shoot an original. I hate shooting historical guns. If clones/replicas are available I'd rather shoot them. The thought of the guns lifespan going down with every trigger pull is kind of depressing.
Eh, I'm in the middle with, I mean museums already have plenty of perfectly preserved guns and just having something to look at is a bit depressing. Why have it at all? I think shooting it occasionally with soft loads is a good middle.