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I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello as I am now the proud new owner of an SL8-1.

How I came to own this beautiful firearm is a funny story in itself. There are a few things in life that everyone can say they've seen at first glance and have known right away that it was something that was an extension of themselves; well the SL8 was one of those things for me! After my fiance bought her first Glock and I went with her and our friends to the range one day, I started looking at firearms that I thought I'd like to see/try/own as I'm not one wanting to be left out on the fun. A friend that went along owns a PS90, so I decided I too wanted something that had an intimidating look and feel too it but that still would fit me personally, and short after some quick googling I found the SL8s and immediately fell in love! **I should probably add this as a small note that I'm all for German engineering as between my fiance and I, we own 5 VWs, so of course I would love an HK off the bat.** Well after seeing the MSRP on a new SL8 I knew that it would not be a purchase at any time in the near future and so did the fiance. Well lets speed the story up a few months after on and off banter about wanting the SL8 and the "one day" speeches. Both of us walk into our local dealer's store to purchase some Condor jackets, and she is making small talk and our dealer tells her "Yeah I just got this HK on trade just yesterday, I'm thinking I'll put it up for auction tonight instead of putting it on the wall for sale". After I hear him say HK I abruptly turn around and my jaw hits the floor because low and behold he has a perfect SL8 in his hands! It gets even better when my fiance says "If you want it get it," even after the price tag was discussed. Now in my book that makes her one of the best girlfriends/fiances/wives to exist! I couldn't resist the offer because we both knew the odds of seeing another SL8 and for this price were extremely slim.



-The original purchase was the SL8 at barebones the PO (a firearms instructor) had removed the iron sights and any accessories that had come with it originally prior to the trade in. So the first time I put anything through it I had to borrow a friend's EoTech MPO-II which was a bad idea because now I want that! With the first squeeze of the trigger I knew that I had made the perfect purchase for me and that the SL8 was by far an extension of my persona. It flawlessly performed and put rounds on a target in a solid grouping without being properly sighted.

-The next purchase was a set of Magpul flip up iron sights and a bipod, the attached picture is leading up to the sights being set. Once they were aligned I was able to put a few magazine of rounds through and all 10 were grouped center mass with one going dead center bulls eye. I've put 200 rounds through so far and have not been disappointed.

-Future purchases will be an EoTech MPO-II because I do like it's design and setup, as well as it's optics after using it. A given will be more magazines, though I don't know if I will stay with the factory 10 round or try the ProMag 20 round version *(any thoughts?) I want to keep the SL8 stockish so I don't think I'll do the G36/AR magwell conversion.

Does anyone have any suggestions or call outs for the SL8 that I should be aware of especially being an SL8-1?
 

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Welcome Sharpdub00.
I'm a new guy here myself with an SL8-1 like yours; and absolutely love this rifle. Enjoy it and you are one lucky guy to have a fiancee who lets you have that SL8.

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Nice rifle! I have 4 SL series rifles. They are great rifles. You can do a search on the forum and see pics of mods other members have made. Welcome to the forum.
 

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Oh there will be more pictures don't worry! We took some friends to the rifle range to teach them how to shoot and that was the first chance I had to get a good picture of it so far. It definitely is great to shoot, with little to no recoil in my opinion and being left handed/left eye dominant nothing on it gets in my way, even the ejected shells. I still would like to have an SL8-6 for the newer design but I'm perfectly content for now with my SL8-1.
 

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Keep the girlfriend, rifle, get married and start a family! Now you just need to find a nice pistol, so your rifle won't get too lonely in the safe. Welcome aboard.
 
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