I wanted something I could carry in my front pocket, this is a LOT lighter than my Smith & Wesson M&P 9c. I got it a couple days ago, and finally made it to the range today. The 2nd, and 3rd rounds failed to feed. After that, I didn't have any failures. It does have some kick to it, but it didn't bother me too much. What did bother me was the recoil on my trigger finger. I could feel it hitting, and when I saw some blood, it was time to quit for the day. I know it has a break in period, so I had those two FTF, (was it the gun, or the mag...?), and through 70 more rounds, no more problems. I've read people don't like the trigger, but I do. I got used to it in only a few shots. It goes a long ways back until you feel some resistance. Then the rest of the way and it fires. At 7 yards, I put most of them in the 1ft x 2ft target. but they were all over the place, and I'm sure that's me. More practice. I have some arthritis in my hands, and the Kel-Tec is a little difficult to take down and reassemble. The M&P 9c is much more easier (for me). Over all, I like it. I want to finish breaking it in, however the next time to the range, I think I'll put a couple band-aids on my finger first.