Same experience for mine, I got one as an inexpensive "hey, I have never owned a 380, think I will get one for the heck of it" purrchase. I was shocked at how accurate it was and the reliability. But the design lends itself to that. Not sure how it would hold up under a lot of use (will not be the case for mine) due to the aluminum frame construction. IMO, great value for a weekend paper puncher and a good training piece for young shooters.