It's a very good weapon, though by now the overall design is a bit dated. Above all it's totally reliable. I've put over 5000 rounds through one including 1000 lead reloads without a jam. It's very accurate especially at ranges exceeding most pistol fights. I also like the trigger. The double action pull is a bit long, but can prepped which I like a lot. Transition to single action is smooth. IMHO I think the weapon is ideal for carrying in a vehicle especially on long trips and not for concealed carry. The long sight radius and barrel will give you an advantage especially if you have the option of fighting behind cover. Now the downside. It's heavy and not very concealable. The grip is big and unless you have a big hand it's not going to fit well. I also don't consider it a "fast" pistol to bring into action like a Glock 19/23. Also word of warning. The failures I've seen in this pistol have always involved after market magazines. The same thing applies to the military. ALWAYS buy factory Berretta mags and you won't go wrong.