Picked up the Prodigy at my local gun shop. Impulse buy of course. I knew it could turn into a project gun, but I was curious. After 500 rounds, here's my general observations. I had some feeding issues early. Slide was getting hung up and wasn't going into full battery. Worked out after a couple hundred rounds. Had a local gunsmith polish the feed ramp and chamber. Then got him to go through the ignition parts and clean them up. No upgrades. I want to see what the gun can do with all OEM parts. After that, it ran great. the occasional feeding issue if the feed ramp built up too much carbon or maybe because I didn't add enough oil, but ran 95% of the time just fine. Got the RMR plate from Springfield and the optic sits great. Super low. Usually used staccato mags and changed out spring and followers for the duramax mags with ones from atlas gunworks. Accuracy is good and slide to frame fit is surprisingly good. But overall, I think I'm going to sell the Prodigy. It's good, but not great and not reliable enough for me to carry. That 5% is a deal breaker for me.
My 4.25" was a 10% failure rate or so, which seem to have entirely resolved with a 14-lb recoil spring. My gunsmith polished the disconnector and feed ramp, and SA reamed and finish polished the chamber, but none of that solved the problem until I went from the factory 12-lb spring to a 14-lb.
I know people will say it should run on a 12, but I find a heavier spring by a lb or two solves a lot of feeding issues or tuning the magazine feed lips by shorting them up a hair and polishing the underside
Thanks for the review was leaning on purchasing a Prodigy for my first 2011 style gun.Watched some youtube videos the only issue was the trigger break being heavy and one guy said it’s the Glock of 2011s. Might just cry once a look at a Staccato.
I recently purchased the 4.25 and had feeding issues with my stock mags. I purchased the atlas 140mm mags and ran the gun just using the atlas mags. The gun ran perfect no issues what so ever. I dont know what it is with the prodigy mags but its causing all my issues. I did order the atlas 18% overpowered mag spring and follower replacement for the duramags so il keep you guys updated on how that goes.
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