Here is a refresher: I purchased a 10mm ASR from TNW and it gave me all sorts of problems. I discussed them a bit here:
Well, I definitely can find no fault with TNW’s customer service. That is a pretty mice thing, since I like it when companies stand behind their products. I sent them an e-mail on Friday, got a reply from the CEO on Monday, got a shipping label on Tuesday and sent them the rifle on Wednesday. I got it back in about two weeks. They sent me an e-mail to let me know it shipped. I was curious, so I sent them another e-mail asking what they did to the rifle and got a reply within a few hours from their marketing manager (which I am pretty impressed with, by the way) with the following information:
According to the repair notes here is what they did to your rifle. “REPLACED BOLT ASSEMBLY, AS WELL AS EJECTOR, FIRED 10 ROUNDS WITH NO ISSUES, EJECTION, EXTRACTION OR OTHERWISE.” Sounds like it must have been a problem with the bolt and ejector so they replaced them both and now it should run smoothly.
That is along the lines of what I thought was wrong with it, so it made sense to me. At this point, I am pretty impressed with TNW. Mind you, this is a gun company, so they do not know me from Adam. When I deal with an optics company, I am always concerned that they know me and I get preferential treatment. With TNW, I get the same treatment as everyone else, so this is a good sign.
I immediately dragged the rifle out to the range and fired 50 shots through it. I had one failure to feed, but no other issues. A careful examination of the feed ramp suggests, that as it smoothes out a bit, I can expect even better reliability.
I am not sure what to expect from a 10mm carbine in terms of accuracy, so I willfully decided to only shoot at steel plates for a little bit (after sight in). So far, I am hitting plates at 200 yards with ease, and it is pretty remarkable to me that I can extend a pistol cartridge that far. I’ll drag it out to the range again tomorrow and see how it goes.
I am also using it as a platform to test Leupold DeltaPoint Pro red dot sight and the two make a good combination.
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