I just got mine a month ago and have a couple hundred rounds through it. Plus I rented one before I bought it and put another 100 through that. No failures, easy to shoot, very little recoil, great ergonomics, easy to strip and clean. I'm a new shooter, this is only my 2nd gun, and it is very user friendly and not intimidating. I haven't actually heard anything bad other than some people complaining about the trigger. But if you're really that picky Apex makes all the goodies you need to tune it. Check out smith-wessonforum.com They have an M&P section with a ton of good info. Enjoy!