Picked mine up today. The finish is exactly as expected, the grip screws are a rusty mess, I got one with an ambi-safety and lanyard loop. The rear sight is not only small, but half gone from wear or something - not broken, just worn down/smashed. None of this really matters as I plan on addressing all of it personally. The trigger isn't terrible - not a 1911, and not much in the way of feedback on reset, but far from terrible. Interestingly, cycling the slide feels like it's on greased bearings. Unbelievably smooth. It must just be a function of the design, because nothing about the condition of this particular example suggests it should feel so slick. Maybe my senses have just been dulled by handling almost nothing but factory Glocks for the past year+.
As for the design itself, I love it. Love the feel, love the control placement, love the size, the slimness, love the look. Not thrilled about the magazine safety, and definitely not OK with the magazine not dropping free. Is it true removing the magazine safety will allow the mag to drop free? Just looking at it, it looks like yes. If not, is there another way to address this?
I like the placement of the safety - plenty familiar from 1911s and AR-15s, I ride my thumb on both. The size is a bit small, but workable. The main problem (right now) is the off side, as it's ambidextrous. It's doing what ambi-safetys frequently do to me, and bumping off my top knuckle on the right side and failing to fully disengage. On the left side, it's a bit angular and bumps right up against a bone at the base of my thumb, which I foresee being obnoxious under recoil. These are all things I can sort out, just not sure how I want to go about it.
It's 50/50 on whether or not this hammer is gonna bite me, only live rounds will tell.
I'd post a picture, but my phone is dead. I'll put a couple up tomorrow for sure. I haven't shot it yet, but this is possibly the best 1st impression a pistol has ever left on me.