It is not a range gun; the tiny sights are useless, and recoil is very snappy... BUT, the P3ATs that I had worked for what they were designed to do, which is to put shots on target at a very close range. Fit and finish is a little rough, which is why you'll hear a lot about "fluff and buff" from the KelTec guys. I had no complaints from mine after a little break-in time. It's small enough to fit in your pocket, and goes bang when you pull the trigger. I have since sold both of mine and purchased the new Sig Sauer P238, but if the Sig had not come along I would've had no problem in staying with the KelTec.