Used to have a 5" GI model. Really liked it. Fed reliably and enjoyed shooting it. Mine came with the flared ejection port and a polished feed ramp, so it was able to shoot hollowpoints. Unfortunately I had to sell it. Currently have a Springfield Loaded.
I don't think the 5" is a great conceal carry piece. I mean it's slim, but it's kind of on the heavy side. It's cast, not forged. If you plan to get one for carrying, go for one with a smaller barrel.