Montana3gunner 13 Posted July 1, 2014 Report Share Posted July 1, 2014 I posted the below review of my recent experience with the Firebird A1 at the 2014 MGM Iron Man on the Firebird facebook page and thought I would post it here as well. Also posted are links to a couple videos of me shooting my first few stages (and not very well...I never do well the first few stages). Full disclosure - I am not sponsored by Firebird and am in no way affiliated with them. Video of me shooting Stage 10 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=789134927794115 Shooting Stage 9 - http://s88.photobucket.com/user/gittings55/media/2014%20MGM%20Iron%20Man/VID_20140608_121530_599.mp4.html?sort=3&o=1 Posted on the Firebird page: I'm a little behind on this, but wanted to post my experience with the new Firebird A1, and shooting it at the 2014 MGM Iron Man.I received my new A1 the week before the IM. It is an amazing piece of work. The workmanship is really impressive. Everyone that picks up this shotgun immediately recognizes it as completely different animal in terms of quality of work.I headed out to the range for a couple test sessions. The A1 ran 200 rounds of various ammo with only 2 malfunctions, both of which were mag related, not gun related.Taking it apart is fantastic. I clean my shotgun after each day of the IM, (or any big match) as the grime can get fairly bad. I was so thankful that the A1 disassembles like it does.I was super impressed with the tests, but the IM would be the true test. The first day, the A1 ran super. It was amazing. I did have a couple malfunctions (1 double feed, 2 FTF), but again, both were mag related. I think I've figured out that I need to tune a couple of my previously dependable mags. There was a lot of interest in the A1, as soon as word got around that I was shooting one, I got frequent visits from those that wanted to see it. As soon as they picked it up, I usually heard "wow".Unfortunately, I was injured on the last stage of day 1 and that ended my 2014 IM. I will try to post a some pics and video of the A1 in action at the IM.I would not hesitate to recommend the A1 to an Open shooter. For the money it is a fantastic option. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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