I've had my 709 for about a month and have put about 350rds through it with only one malfunction ( a double feed with WWB) it feeds hollowpoints with no trouble. The only issue I have is that the pistol shoots low for me which may be a result of my large hands. I tend to hit about 2-3 inches low at 15 yards. The adjustments on the rear sight are rather crude. I think I would rather have a fixed rear sight of sturdier construction than the present sight. That being said, I cannot fault the groups I have been getting...about the size of a softball at 15yds fired at a very brisk tempo. The pistol is a pleasure to carry, I just wish there were more holsters made for it.