Last week I took my 11.5 gen 1 MCX for a spin. Since it’s outfitted with a Surefire Closed Tine flash hider, I ran my new 556 RC2.
While the MCX has an adjustable piston, I left it on the default setting and went to town. The rifle ran fine, but spat the brass very forward of the ejection port. Since this gun isn’t always suppressed, I’m leaving it on the default un-suppressed setting. I was curious to see how it would perform once a suppressor was on without changing anything.
I ran some shooting on the move reps at a decent pace. Single IPSC target at 10 yards. Moving in width firing 5-6 rounds per movement. The weapon barely recoils, so it’s pretty easy to keep everything in the A zone.
I then polished the day off with some barricade work. Shooting multiple C zone steel targets from each port to get some target transitioning done. Target transitioning while standing perfectly upright with no cover/barricade is pretty easy. Once you throw in some ports, awkward shooting positions, and wide target placement… it gets much more challenging.