Just over a month ago I purchased the SD9 VE. I have presently a round count of 1200 with everything from cheap FMJ, to defensive JHP. I've stuck to 115 and 124 grain standard pressure loads. There have been precisely zero malfunctions and I finally broke down and cleaned the gun for the first time. I have found this to be a thoroughly accurate and fine gun. The trigger initially was a tough gritty. After breaking it in, it may not be as crisp as some name brand snobs prefer, but I'm shooting 2.5 to 3 inch groups at 7.5 yards and 3 to 4 inch groups at 15 yards. That will do. And zero malfunctions! I find the grip angle to be very comfortable, much superior to other more expensive Austrian grip angles. For just over $320 the price difference between the more expensive models leaves a great deal of funds for ammunition which leads to more practice, which leads to better performance from the shooter. Did I mention zero malfunctions!