I have a P3AT I've had for many years, and my wife has a P32. The .380 is not what I'd call desirable to shoot at the range, it's a bit unruly when fired repeatedly. It serves its function though as a small personal defense weapon. My wife carries the P32 everyday. The .32 has a much more manageable recoil, and she's fires at least 50 rounds when we go to the range with it. I carry the .380 during the summer when I need something more concealable given the less cover in hot weather. Neither of them ever have any issues. I've owned and carried the P3AT for about 8 years now. It's very tolerant of pocket lint to. I've never stripped and cleaned it now that I think about it. Better go home and do that tonight.