Does shoot better than my 17 but the trigger is heavier - guess I have to shoot it more. Really don't want to start messing around with springs and connectors although I hear the Ghost 3.5 is the best. I do think the longer barrel helps the sight picture and while I do like steel sights better, I want to keep this pistol as it came. I do like grip plugs and will add one - not so much for lint but the magazines slide in better. I have large hands so the large backstrap makes all the difference in fit. My excuse to buy? Would like to shoot some USPSA matches. Do I need an excuse?