Get ready for the most fun you’ve had with a .22 LR Pistol. The POF-USA Rebel .22 is a blow-back operated 22 LR Pistol using 10/22® magazines.
...but in the first 100 or so rounds through it (yes, I know there can be a break-in period on 22s), it had inconsistent feeding and ejecting. Could be the ammo, could be the gun, could be the break-in period. I really want to put my Sparrow (currently in jail) on it, so I went to the POF website and read the tech support section, particularly to see what they say about subsonic ammo. I was confused with what I found:
"anything below High velocity will struggle to cycle properly when not fired suppressed"
"After the break-in period is complete the gun should run most all types of ammo. As is the case with most all 22lr firearms they are all independently picky...Some experimenting will be necessary to find the best combo for YOUR gun...YOUR gun will likely vary from any other that you pick up off the shelf"
WOW..."wiggle words" above ^^^^ WTH? And if THAT'S bad, wait till you hear what they have to say about 10/22 magazines that this gun is supposed to use:
"Ruger BX-25: Known for inconsistent feeding and feeding related issues...or just trying out several mags till you find one that works well...The BX-25 is also the narrowest magazine and has side to side play"
"Butler Creek Steel Lips: Same issues with spring tension as BX-25"
"Butler Creek Hot Lips: The plastic feed lips wears out due to the feed lips doubling as the weapons ejector"
Yikes. This is a really cool gun and a great concept, but WTH with how it's so finicky about mags and ammo. Have they created yet another neat gun that "mostly" works when the right moon is out?