I'll get right down to it.......ZERO complaints with the C2 I added a couple months ago.....a few weeks after Dad ordered his CS....(which he's still waiting on).
Spoke with him yesterday and he has no idea of the delivery time.
C2 feels great in hand.
FWIW, the balance point, when empty and wearing both the optic & light....is just at the slide stop pin.
Trigger is clean, crisp and perfect pull weight for ccw.
The thumb safety & ambi are very deliberate and tactile. No mush in 'em. Crisp engagement. Ample ledge for my to ride....and yes, I'm a rider of the safety. Sue me, lol. Some of the comments I see elsewhere on here had posters balking over someone riding the safety during shooting. Their issues to worry about...not mine.
The grip safety is absolutely stellar. Staccato gets these things right. Unobtrusive for carry, yet full width to protect while facilitating a high grip. Nicely humped making it easy to defeat at every attempt. I've shot it with both hands with different grip positions (hand indexed in different rotation around the grip) and haven't missed it yet.
It is smoothly surfaced...glides in hand. Close eyes and feel around beneath it....imperceptible where it joins the frame.
The DLC coated barrel, recoil rod & end cap have me wishing I'd ordered the same on my P two years ago. In addition to having a ninja'd look from the bidness end....the lubricity of the oiled DLC is smooove.
I can only imagine how much more slick my P's barrel would be. May sound like a goofball splitting hairs...but keeping a bull barrel well lubed is a desire. I'll definitely be doing some aftermarket DLC work on my P barrel & internals.
After a year under my belt with the P...and another 2011, I was sold on the 2011 and I was impressed with Staccato as a company and how they stepped up hugely to make my P perfect. They are doing things right in Texas. 🇺🇲
I knew I wanted to carry a 🔴 equipped weapon....have been doing so already with a P229.
No issues with the P229.....it has been flawless.....but I prefer carrying a 1911 as it is more comfortable and what I shoot most often. Cocked & locked is very natural, reassuring, comfortable and I shoot 1911 pistolas better.
The hubbub about the new CS was in full scale hype on internet & email updates when I was making the decision to add an optic equipped 1911 or 2011 CCW.
I simply didn't want anything overly small, nor with a proprietary magazine. I've made a significant investment with 2011 mags and appreciate the fact they can be pre-loaded for 600rd range sessions if desired.
Springs & floor plates are easy to get.
I've had zero trouble with them.
The C2 was a clear winner for me between it and the CS.
16 round mag in
17 round mag in
20 round mag in
26 round funstick in
Mounted a TRL-7A on the frame.
It affords a nice offhand thumb rest that has yet to result in undesired deployment of light...yet, a slight offhand thumb movement is all that is required to either flash it or toggle it on completely.
Excellent irons on it that allowed fast hits on target.
The Dawson sights are perfect...in my opinionated opinion.
Green fiber optic front simply jumps out at my eye.
I've noticed the fiber rods that Dawson uses are a more vivid green than some other makers fiber optic sights.
The serrated square notch rear frames the front precisely....yet swiftly.
I ran it hard on some initial sessions. Ran it with 115gr Blazer aluminum and brass. Ran it with 124gr Norma & 124gr Blazer brass. I've run it with some 115gr Fed BPLE.
I've mixed mags with different loads and ran 'em fast....zero bobbles with the gun.
After a few such range sessions an RMR was added....identical to the one on my P.
Regarding that P.....suffice to say that I am absolutely smitten with it. The gun runs like a hungry beast....super slick slide action (steel frame), crazy fast/flat/accurate. Very, very pleased.
One caveat, however, it did receive a trip back to Staccato for some work on the safeties. They swapped out the original parts with some that are very smoothly contoured....result being no more biting the web area of my paw when I shoot & work the thumb safety. Long range sessions created a bleeding spot that never callused...BEFORE. After they shipped her back there was an immediate & noticeable difference. They nailed it. Problem solved.
They said the new parts would be included on the newer models moving forward.
True to their word....my C2 arrived with the smooth radius goodness already installed.
Hits on target are now super fast with the RMR....recovery of dot over target after recoil is almost, but not quite, somewhat as fast as the P.
The shorter grip surface is also a non-issue for me. I wear XL-sized gloves, yet the gun fits nicely in my paws.
The shorter grip is interesting in that when you make your grip on the holstered gun there is limited real estate for my paw to drift over....it's a simple finger grasp & wrap. The pronounced lower tang is ramped in such a way that during the grasp & wrap the fingers are nudged into consistent position as opposed to the larger frame on the P...where my hand can vary on placement.
Pleasantly surprising to me. I was expecting the same type of effort/motion/efficiency that compared to drawing my G19 & EDC X9 (mine doesn't have the magwell). This sucker is more secure yet more forgiving.
Badass little gun.
Thus far I am using an LAS Concealment Saya 2.0 for both the guns.
I plan on also using the soft loops w/ directional snaps to see how well that works.
My range bag is packed.....with this little beast going along, too.
It is due for a cleaning at some point soon....not certain of the round count....but it's been through at least 600rds. Dad, my son, the RSO and I really put it though the paces during a late December range trip. No problems for anyone.
Dad really shot it the most.
My son & the RSO were hung up on shooting the TRS-C.
Me.....I kept going back to the P.....over and over again. It is my favorite gun to run right now.
I"ll update after next couple more range sessions.