Hi All Just received my MPA Protector 380 yesterday. I got it from buds and it was the newer protector 2 model. i bought the stainless model for $285. the gun was fired first time today at the range. 50 blazer fmj and 10 speer gold dot HP were shot with zero problems. the gun has a ported barrel so recoil was actually less than I thought it would be for such a small gun (it is smaller than my LCP) It was very hard to field strip the first time I did it but the second time it was much easier. Gun is made from solid block of steel. there is no cast or mim parts. Cant speak for accuracy because my range was overcrowded and I could only get the 20 yard lane. I cant hit the target often with my LCP from this far and the same went for this gun. If it performs as well at 7 yards as my lcp does I just might have a new favorite pocket pistol. If you get one of these order more recoil springs as it is recommended to change them every 200 rounds. masterpieces website charges ridiculous shipping but if you order by phone they will mail parts for $5.00 there are 2 springs an inner and outer and they cost $2.00 each.