FiveDigit wrote: ↑Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:55 am I randomly ran into someone who has one and got to shoot it over the weekend. He may possibly be a member here and can speak up.Taylor Freelance says their backstrap for the Mete also works on the Rival. Just an FYI... Also, I think W74 has a guide rod for the Rival, too. Mag base pads carry over, I think. Personally, I don't see any reason to wait - other than I can't find one available right now. I'd like to get a Rival, mainly for the better ergos. Then my TP9SFx could be my backup - and maybe shoot it in Production, if I ever have a chance to shoot 2 guns in one match (my local IPSC match doesn't allow shooting more than one gun because it fills to capacity every month, as it is).
My take: it is super nice. It looks cool, is very polished looking. It feels really similar to the SFX. Honestly, with the mods available for the SFX, if you have yours tricked out, there isn’t a reason to rush to get a Rival but it does have better ergonomics across the board. The slide is much easier to get a nice grip on, the mag opening is like the Mete so that is also superior to the Gen 1. The flat trigger really felt much like my Freedomsmith trigger, very very nice.
I plan to get one because my SFX has got a LOT of miles on it, but I will probably wait until people figure out all ways to tweak it for max performance and until there are aftermarket things like heavy weight back straps, etc.
I did find that it would not fit into my SFX holster if anyone is curious about that.
FiveDigit wrote: ↑Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:28 amUnfortunately it did NOT fit the Smoky Mountain holster that I was using for USPSA. Barely gets the nose in
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