I have owned mine since the first year they were introduced. As a matter of fact, it is STILL my everyday carry piece. I have had only ONE FTF due to my own mistake. I have been told be a few smiths that it is the ULTIMATE carry piece because of the size, power and reliability..
The only negative I have ever heard was the spring needed to be changed after so many rounds. But I have put about 8-10K through mine without a problem. It was/is the best CCW weapon I ever purchased.
I would say, IT IS A MUST HAVE. Go for it!!!!