Thanks, that's a nice writeup.
A friend of mine bought one of these last fall, and we have had it to the range a dozen or so times. It still has a TOUGH! trigger. did you run across any way to get the thing under a ton-and-a-half trigger pull? We both find it to be quite accurate and fun to shoot and all that, but the trigger! There has to be some way to get it down to manageable weight. The pull seems kind of long, even after the minimum take-up. It is predictable, and breaks pretty decently, but like you said, 12# is not far off. I've got to find my trigger-scale sometime and test it for sure.
His has the threaded muzzle, but neither of us would feel pressured to buy a suppressor for that little thing. It does seem to be well thought out and well built, and for that price - well !
Glad you are having some sort of success with shooting, with the wrist and all.
His does really well with Rem Thunderbolt, and Aguila, but does not at all like Federal bulk-pack.