I've given the Kahr close inspection and I believe that is one of the best made arms available. I really like it and have been thinking of getting a T9. Its well made, fits the hand good and has a good heft to it. My wife told me that I don't need any more guns, but she has said that before. I carry on a daily basis and dress to conceal my 1911 Para 7-45 LDA, but there are a few times where I smaller handgun would be nice. I was thinking of a North American Arms .380 Guardian since it will fit in a 35mm camera case, but a T9 would be more practical. Failure to lock back after the last round can be experienced by all semi autos and is usually due to a worn magazine follower and is easily fixed. We check the handguns of all students on the first day of class and sometimes find some that look like they have never been cleaned or lubricated. The operators lack of knowledge and experience is often to source of a lot of fireamrs problems. In our student manual, we list a number of handguns which we recommend ( both revolvers and semi autos) and, for autos, the T9 is at the top of the list. While I carried a 1911 SA cocked and locked for over 25 years, on duty and off, the SA 1911 is at the bottom of our list. STI has a new 9mm out, the G6 that looks interesting. That's one I want to look into.