Welcome Jworm. I have the S&W.40ve myself. At first I was going to throw the thing in the river and get rid of it. After working with it more the trigger started to come in and I got more use to it. I shoot it between 20'&30' as this a common defense range. I use mine for home defense and a truck gun. It still has that long trigger pull but it is a lot better. I am going to keep mind.