I just picked up a Citadel 3.5" Compact this week. I've only put 100 rounds of Blazer through it thus far but those 100 were problem free and very accurate. I looked at several brands at the gun shop and found the Citadel that they had on display to have the smoothest trigger of any of them. I own a Springfield Milspec Commander and the Citadel feels much smoother in every aspect. That coupled with the Novak sights and other upgraded features makes the Citadel a much better gun in my opinion.