I bought a k40 covert last Saturday and finally got to take it to the range today. I owned a k40 previously and have always regretting selling it, so I was stoked about this one, especially with the shorter grip. The pistol was made in July of '98 but it is in excellent condition.
I shot 210 rounds: 50 Blazer brass 180 gr. FMJ, 50 Remington UMC 180 gr. FMJ, 50 RWS 180 gr. FMJ, 50 Federal 135 gr. HP and 10 Speer 165gr. GDHP.
I shot at 7 and 15 yards and just like my old k40 the covert is plenty accurate. I didn't measure groups but most of my shots stayed in an area the size of my hand. When more people got on the range I went over to the steel plate range and shot steel which was a lot of fun. The k40 has that old familiar .40 in a small gun recoil but it's manageable. The RWS is HOT! So was the Speer GDHP.
Most importantly, no malfunctions of any kind! I think I'll hang on to this one.