I have carried this weapon for the last 8 years, after purchasing it new when I started my LE career. I keep it loaded with, and have shot nothing but, Speer Gold Dot 124gr. +P rounds. Thousands and thousands of these hot rounds, and have not had a malfunction I can remember. I believe the weapon is the perfect size for concealed carry, the perfect shape, and yet still capable of a 7+1 capacity of potent, modern 9mm hollowpoints. The all metal construction is reassuring, but not overly heavy, and the weapon is well balanced. The grip is comfortable, and the night sights clear. Very accurate, and a very firm action. I have run into people who have had trouble manually cycling the weapon, unable to lock the slide back by hand or disassemble the weapon. The gun is stiff out of the box, and loosens up nicely, but Kahr has been known for the stiffness associated with a compact weapon system. I find myself leaving the .40 and .45 subcompact Glocks I own, the small frame .357 revolver, and the high capacity compact Glocks in the safe. When I need to make sure my weapon is concealed in even the most basic clothing, I can rely on the Kahr K9.