I've heard of both having some problems. I like my P3AT 380 and the reliability stats are higher than the 9mm's. It's a bit smaller and lighter than the 9mm's and really easy to carry in a front pocket. It lacks the mini sights that the 9's have but this is a purely defensive weapon for close range use. I practice with my P3AT at 7 and 10 yards and can rapid fire about 10" to 12" groups. Slow fire about 5" to 6" groups. I love the size and reliability. I have about 250 rounds through mine and only run a few mags through at a time. This is not a plinking gun. Overall it's a great little gun when used for it's correct intentions. Good luck with your purchase. Hope this helps.