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5 lbs. of pressure, making it more than a pound lighter
than the polymer Standard version.
The base of the grip frame is fitted with a removable
aluminum magazine well extension. The interior edge of
the magazine well is beveled to aid in quick reloads. The
provided 17-round magazine fits flush to the magazine
well, so no polymer extension is required.
I carefully examined the two Girsan MC9 pistols sent for
this review, and found that, overall, the fit and finish demonstrated quality workmanship throughout both of them.
The Cerakote finish on the slides was properly applied,
the frames are neatly molded, and the exteriors were free
of the dings and nicks that are sometimes imported along
with other budget-priced pistols.
Each pistol ships with a hard case and a handful of
accessories. In fact, the only fault I found with the kits
is related to the proprietary magazines, namely, that the
guns ship with only one when other companies are providing two or even three. I admit that single-magazine pistol
packages are a pet peeve of mine, and I'm not going to give
it up any time soon.
I enjoyed my time at the shooting range with the MC9
Optic models and found both trigger configurations to be

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comfortable to work with. The pistols balance nicely, and
felt recoil is perfectly manageable with a variety of loads.
The external controls all operated smoothly and properly, and the steel magazines are well-made. During range
testing, the pistols were fired with a total of five factory
magazines, all of which functioned flawlessly.
For those who have yet to spend much time shooting
with a good micro red-dot optic affixed to a defensive pistol, their recent rise to prominence with several handgun
manufacturers may seem to be a bit of a mystery. Simply
stated, they are more intuitive to use than iron sights and
make accurate shot placement easier at longer distances.
This is especially true for those who use corrective lenses.
The illuminated aiming point is visible in most lighting
conditions but is particularly clear in the low-light conditions common to defensive situations. They lend themselves nicely to shooting with both eyes open, which is
another noteworthy tactical advantage.
Both MC9 models feature conventional operation, construction and takedown characteristics (below, l.). Also, both have a
customizable, three-backstrap grip system that can be changed
simply by pushing out a pin (inset, r.).

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