Ok, I put one down on layaway yesterday, but I haven't done too much homework on them, so I'm asking now so I can have an idea of what to expect when I do pick it up.
1. Ammo selection (9mm). Have you found any ammo that didn't feed well or that you wouldn't feel comfortable using for either plinking or home defense? How do hollowpoints feed in it and also is there any reason for using HP or FMJ in it? I intend to use this as both a plinker and for home defense. The size of the carbine would make it make a better choice if for any reason I have to move through the house than my 20" barrelled Mossberg 590.
2. Magazine selection. Actual Beretta 20 rounders seem extremely expensive at around $50 apiece, and the PX4 17 rounders aren't much cheaper than that I've seen. Has anyone had any luck using aftermarket magazines? Pro-Mag. Mec-Gar,etc...
Did it feed reliably, works with both HP and FMJ, etc?
3. Flashlight and mount recommendations are also welcome. That side mount looks rather flimsy in pictures (haven't seen one irl, so I have no way of knowing if they are or not.)
Thanks guys and gals!