Now to the good part. Having never shot any type of rifle before I was all too eager but cautious to experience the feel and sound of the rifle. The range was packed but the rifle section had no one there. Good, no wait. I loaded up the magazines and stepped to the lane. Here we go. After aligning the sights on the target I proceeded to press the trigger. BANG Wow, the sound, the smell, the rush as you realize how quick the bullet travels to the target. If it's always like this I can easily eat up 1000 rounds and not even notice. My first impression was how there was no perceived trigger travel like my Glock before the rifle goes bang. My second impression was that the recoil was totally not what I expected it to be. It was not harsh. It was very easy to get use to it. As a matter of fact the only thing that takes concentration is keeping the sights on target and controlling your breathing.
After awhile you start to notice how much rounds you eat up quickly. I had to go get another box of 50 rounds so I could continue. The sound is also a pleasure to experience although with ear plugs I was only hearing a fraction of the sound. Shooting an AR makes shooting a handgun seem so much a non event. While at the range a couple of LEO's showed up with their AR's and It was a pleasure standing back and watching them shoot.
So after 100 rounds and allowing some of my buddy's to take a turn at shooting the rifle I packed it up and left the range grinning from ear to ear . It was a very thrilling experience and I look forward to going back and zeroing the holosight and letting her rip again.
I had the original setup when I took it to the range and all shots were taken with the iron sights.