Dukey, Your Gun shop guy is wrong! Once you rack a round into the slide, your first shot is 7.3 and each thereafter is 7.3! That is why it is essential to rack one into the chamber and they are made to do that! The 9mm is sweet. I just sold mine for $750. I have a couple of holsters for sale if you are interested. Cheap. I will put them on the forum soon. I needed the money and decided to get a Kahr PM40 for better concealment purposes. I still have my P2000 iin 40 and intend to keep that gun.