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GUNS Magazine August 2012 Digital Edition - Page 32

MIKE CUMPSTON The “Bill of Rights Pistol.” FMk 91C GeN 2 A popular practice drill calls for five rounds in 5 seconds in a 5" group at 7 yards. This cluster arrived on target in 4.45 seconds. I n mid-June of 2011, FMK Firearms of Placentia, California, saw its 2nd Generation Pistol placed on the roster of handguns approved for sale and manufacture within the State. Like the first generation arm which it replaces, both California and Massachusetts now approve it for sale and FMK has the distinction of being the only handgun manufacturer currently operating in California. James Pontillo saw the Left Coast communitarian social and legal milieu as a suitably challenging backdrop for validation of American Exceptionalism and individual initiative and an aggressive repudiation of the herd mentality that threatens the American Dream. Fellow gun reviewers Todd Parsons watches as Shelby Morgan shoots. Shelby found the trigger reach and weight to be a bit much but did center punch the X ring at 3 yards. Recoil from the 23.5-ounce pistol is negligible. The American Bill of Rights is the defining anthem of Western Culture and the most enduring monument to its achievement. It is the framework of limited government recognizing the Free Individual and not collectives or governments as the common denominator of the social contract. It fires the imagination of freedom-loving people rallying them to defend the principles therein enumerated. Portillo chose to engrave it in paraphrase on the slide of the pistol. The 91C/G2 is a striker-fired, double-action pistol with doublestrike capability. The slide travels and abuts against steel structures in the polymer grip frame. Overall size is comparable to the currently popular subcompact personal-defense arms. It is marginally shorter overall than most of the 3"-barreled, 1911-based subs though it has a 4" barrel. the Pistol The 91C comes with two steel magazines of 10-round capacity for restrictive jurisdictions or two 14-round magazines for everywhere else. Also included in the hard case, is a thorough owner’s manual, Red State literature, and alpha-numerically marked, user interchangeable, front and rear sights with markings indicating the approximate change in point of impact at 50'. The Patridgeprofile, white-dot sights are highly visible. It has a rocker safety in the center of the trigger, a trigger actuated internal passive firing pin/striker block and its magazine disconnect safety system keeps the trigger bar out of sync with the sear mechanism unless the magazine is in place. The trigger pull on the sample pistol is 2 ounces under 11 pounds with the major weight of pull occurring in the last 1/8" of travel. The weight of the trigger pull is a further hedge against inadvertent discharge. The chamber is fully supported and a disconnector 32 W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 2

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