After the break-in period, attentive maintenance and cleaning, and the addition of a Wolff XP recoil spring, this is a reliable and extremely accurate pistol. Do not use cheap mags (like the one it came with) with this gun if you are going to carry it. Also, the Wolff XP spring is designed specifically for this pistol to increase reliability and function; and it does. Like all 1911s, you need to get to know it and adjust as necessary before even thinking of carrying it for protection. But I enjoy working/playing with stuff like this and it has turned out to be one of my favorites; easy to shoot and accurate.