I'll give you a soccer ball (maybe junior)... But with all Springfield's I think they get more accurate with usage. The obvious factor is individual comfort w/ the gun and they just seem to loosen up w/ use. When I first took mine out. I wasn't happy with its/my accuracy. Now every time I got out (usually 150-200 rounds/session) it (or I) gets better.
I love to shoot this gun and still have had no malfunctions whatsoever. I've been shooting it fairly regularly as my schedule allows since I purchased in the first quarter of '09. Kinda lost track of exactly how many rounds, but it only takes 10 min to give it a good cleaning after usage. I have heard mixed opinions as to how much and what kind of lubricant to use, but it seems with adequate lubrication, its that much quicker and easier to clean out the gunk.
I trust this firearm. I don't say that often in reference to semi's.