Originally Posted by Varmint_Cong
Hey Phil, ey,
I own one of these Hungarian FEG P9Rs, it was the first handgun i ever bought. It is not a completely bad pistol for the money, however, if i could return it now and buy something else more expensive i would. I paid $250 for it brand new in 1997. I do not have a very high opinion of this gun because i have put maybe 200 rounds through it and it has jammed several times and broke the slide spring guide (the rod part that the long spring wraps around) and had to go back to the factory for a new one! ...
For this reason and all the jams i had, my advice is do not waste your money on buying this gun.
WOW. I'm really quite suprised to hear this.
I've had mine for around ten years now, and have sent well over a thousand rounds downrange with it with zero mechanical failures. The only two times I had any sort of real problem were: 1.) with a bag of cheap reloads (had frequent stovepipes throughout the bag) and 2.) with a new, off-brand mag (the mag was failing to advance the next round to the top.)
Sure, I have the occasional jam, but no more than is to be expected. Performance is flawless when I use quality ammo.
As far as accuracy- The fixed sights are not zeroed on the point of impact, and as a result, even expert shooters I've let borrow it couldn't hit the target. But, being familiar with it, and knowing my sights are a little high and a hair to the right, I can score between 95% and 100% with it.