I have the short barrell right now but have purchased the extension kit. I would recommend, if finances can stand it, to get both. The short does well at the 25' mark, but to go further, I need the longer barrell. You will love this gun. Couple of things that have cropped up for me are the rear sight seems a little loose and the is a screw on the right side, behind the slide works loose after 200-250 rounds and causes a to FTF. Simple fix and I could probably correct the problem with some Screwtight(?).