As of today, I have put 3000 rounds through my Phoenix and it operates perfectly. I do keep it clean and oiled. There is some wear on the bottom of the slide, but doesn't seem to effect the operation. I also polished the feed ramp when I bought it using a dremel tool and polishing wheel as well as the mods to the safety. I like it so much I am going to buy a spare just to keep on hand for future use. Next one will be the natural finish though and being I bought the Range model the first time, I do have the extra long barrel and cleaning kit with box. I do practice drawing and shooting. I do quick draw at five yards, five shots in a eight inch circle and re-holster all in five seconds. Try it sometime. In real life situations your may not have that much time. It's hard to conceal carry and have your handgun close at hand in that short a time. I use a belt slide holster made by Pro Active Gear. I am left hand so nothing is easy. Everything is on the wrong side of the gun including safety, mag release and firing pin safety. Anyway, I still like it!
Last edited by TexasRog; 01-06-2012 at 02:26 AM.