Bottom Line Up Front: Accurate, reliable, fun to shoot, keeper. Did my first range session today with my "new" PM9. Picked it up as "used", but she was new in box at the store. Gal bought it, kept it unfired, then must have traded/sold to the shop. It was FUN to shoot. It kicks the palm for sure because of the narrow width. but, my buddy said, that it is much nicer than his J-frame. I went through about 100 ourds, and even though my web was aching - I wanted more. It was HOT today, so we quit. Accurate. At 12 yards I can hold them on the 7 ring of a 25 ft Pistol Target. I actually had a string of 4 go into one inch in the 10 ring. Even when 'combat' shooting at some steel gongs at about 15 yards, I was able to put them down on the first hit most of the time after one practice round. If you concentrate, you can get very good accuracy with the DA trigger - surprising to me - I'm a SA guy - Hi Power, CZ, 1911. At the end, I actually shot a group almost as good as my Hi Power! Reliable. I had one hiccup. And the mag dropped, so either I did not insert the mag right (and it still fired the first 3 rounds), or I hit the mag catch. One time I also dropped the mag at the end of a string prematurely. This ONLY happened with the 7 rounder, and may have something to do with the slightly different hold with THAT mag. The mag catch is not overly sensitive - that is a good thing. With a 6 round mag, you can slingshot. With the 7 you can, but will have to tap the slide again. The mag release method is definitely the way to go with her. This is ALL about orientation of the rounds when the mag is full, and why it is 'worse' with the 7 rounder. This is ALSO the same thing that happens in a 1911. I only had TWO el cheapo Remington hollow points to throw into her. I put them in the middle of a mag mixed with Win and Rem ball, and she ate them up. I even totally limp wristed two rounds - not a problem. I think this is a reliable gun. The others were Fed and WWW. I do admit to a good cleaning, and a light buff of the feed ramp yesterday. I actually LIKED shooting with the 6 round mag better. My fingers on the bottom tend to stabilize this little gem. The rounded front to the 6rd base is perfectly designed. When I get more mags, I might go for the 6rd. I hold firmly with what I call my XD Grip. Because the slide release on an XD is near the strong (rt) thumb, I put it wide (the thumb that is) over my left hand thumb. This opens it up to the web getting kicked on recoil, but you get a VERY firm grip, and you DON'T hit the slide release. This may have accelerated the battering of my web, but she was STILL fun to shoot! Here is the downside. I am an elder in my church, and I made my gun buddy brother LUST for a PM9. He is lusting REALLY badly at this point... The PM9 is COOL! now to test with some HPs. I took it dirty and put 7 rounds in the extended mag with new Win 124 gr +P XTPs. I used the slide release, and the top round fed nicely. Hopefully, this weekend will prove these to be good. BTW - they are selling them at WW.