My experience with a 96 was pretty positive. It handles the .40 round pretty well, must be the metal frame. Darned accurate as well. The one I messed with was a DAO, but it never jammed.
The barrel ended up with a bulge in it from a hot reload, but that wasn't the gun's fault at all. And I put 50 rounds through it without noticing the problem. The gun shot accurately despite all that. Impressive, I thought.
I put another barrel on it, and ended up selling it. A regret of mine.