Who ever says the tm-9 is $11,000 ? I don't think they will sell many at
that price do you ? All it is is a tm-1 or tm-x and you can buy a good one of them for 2,000. to 3,000. have an adjustable rib installed and you got it.
I hope they bring them in for around 6500. to 7500. cause I've got to have one. But for 11,000 I'll buy a seitz!! ( MADE IN THE USA)
BUY AMERICAN AND KEEP AMERICANS WORKING!!!!!!
These guns are quite similar in design to the TM's but part interchangeing will be very limited. The TM 9X does look a bit like the MX 10 but there is more, what I call, "rake" to the rib. Gun balances very well but is lighter than the MX 10. Will get to shoot one tomorrow.
Anybody who wants one for $11K call me first - of course I'll sell you one for considerably less. Doug
Trap guns are getting like compound bows and American cars of the 1950's and 60's. Change the sheet metal and exterior cosmetics every year, to stimulate new purchases from people who "gotta have one." I'd like to apply Phil Kiner's immortal question to those people...when was your last 200? Or even 100?
Trapshooters have a lot of factors working against them, in trying to win. Your familiarity with your present gun is one of the precious few things on the positive side of the ledger book, working _for_ you when you step to the line, instead of against you. And when the "salesmen" come out with something new every year, to separate you from your money...well, which direction does that work?
Of course, I'm barking up the wrong tree. For most of us, Trapshooting is simply about standing in the sun with an expensive gun and enjoying life. When it comes to winning, the Phil Kiners (who, interestingly, shoot the same gun for years until it's worn out) will always eat our lunches.
Glad to see the concept of "retail therapy" is alive and well. Buy On, fellow shooters!
The MX-10 top single ajustable rib had a limited POI of 80/20 for most shooters.
Those who wanted higher shooting configurations went to Laibs or Wilkinsin to have extra notches added so the bead could be lowered, and rear of the rib raised. Hopefully the P-dudes fixed that on this gun.