I have the SS version and find that my PT-809 is a very reliable gun. It shoots very good considering I'm fairly inexperienced in pistol shooting. Most of my 3-5 round groupings were 3"-4", with the a occasional sail. I found the DA trigger pull to be heavy but smooth. Not at all stagey or gritty. It has gotten better, with my dry fire practice. The SA is light and crisp, with a short reset. I found double taps to be super easy to do compared to the Glocks and M&P9s I've shot. In the first 100rds I did have 2 failure to fires. Both happened at around the 50rd mark, and both fired on the second DA pull, so I'm not sure if it was a gun or an ammo issue. I had no problems after that so my guess would be ammo. I enjoy the feel and the finish of the 809, and my only complaint is the mag release is a little hidden under the thumb pad. This can make you adjust to use, but it's not that bad. All in all for the money it was a good buy.