After Michelle’s article, I wanted to make my own decision regarding this design. Had a chance to shoot it at the range today.
- Felt recoil isn’t bad. It’s there but not painful and doesn’t interfere with retention of the gun. Muzzle flip is minimal.
- The trigger is not made for people with large hands. The pull itself if average for a DAO, but the length of travel and the degree to which the finger has to curl inward to reach the break point is excessive and not conducive to accuracy.
- The laser shut off by itself at least once during the 25 round test fire. With no iron sights, that’s very unhelpful.
- I fired indoors. I have no idea how this gun can be aimed outdoors where the red laser is not visible. It doesn’t point naturally.
- With OATH Halo, the gun functioned reliably and shot about 2″ groups — medium fast or slow fire, same approximate accuracy. Truly rapid fire is not possible due to the trigger design.
- With 100gr FMJ, the gun would lock open every 1 or 2 shots, with ammo still in the magazine.
- The magazine release is a part of the baseplate. It’s not made for people with large hands either, a big thumb simply doesn’t fit into the recess to release the mag. The release paddle seems flimsy and I would be concerned that the spare magazine would get damaged.
I have no idea what that gun does that a Sig P238 with laser grips wouldn’t do far better. Or, for the same price as Curve, what Ruger LCP or Keltec P3At wouldn’t do for with less bulk and far better ergonomics. Or, if we go with Taurus offerings, PT738.