I bought this in January 2013 during the fear of gun control and magazine caps. I just happened into Impact and my eyes locked onto it as I was walking through the door. I had been thinking about this or the HK tactical USP. I held the full sized USP and could not actuate the slide release without changing my grip, I feel like I have pretty big hands. I just wanted to get my hands on this piece and I was impressed with the magazine count in a .45. When I put my grip on this I LOVED it. I can reach all the functions with my grip hand without moving my grip. That was the decider between this and the HK. I decided to go ahead because I was afraid I would never see it again, Thanks to the CCW Congress woman herself Diane Feinstein. I LOVE to shoot this, I love the feel. It is more accurate than I am, I'm at best an enthusiast skill level. I caught hell for buying it and paying more for this than my "scary" "military style" AR15. I am very impressed with FN and plan to buy a regular FNX .40 in the future. I would sell two of my other guns to buy this if I were forced to choose. If you have the money, you will love this pistol.