I would have given this pistol 5 stars if it weren't for the cheesy plastic guide rod. I thought they had corrected that problem but apparently not. Bought on Feb. 2, 2016, called Stoeger about it and all they would do was give me the number of places to buy a steel rod assy. Oh, yeah, you have to replace the block it rides in too! Cost of parts is about $43. Nothing screams CHEAP like plastic gun parts.