I've shot one for about two years now and love it. I even like it better than a 1911 .45. With Plus-P loads, I think the 9mm is just as good as the .45 auto. I've shot lots of critters with lots of different rounds, and it seems to me that speedy bullets that expand rapidly kill better and faster than slower rounds that penetrate deeply. Plus, the .9mm is cheap to shoot, and that is something I love to do.