I have the 9mm Compact and love it. I have to admit this is my first pistol but I think I got a great gun in the process! I've had it for about 4 months and put about 2500 rounds through it so far with absolutely zero problems. I have used 4 or 5 different brands of FMJ and 2 different styles of Hornady JHP. Tear down and cleaning are easy. The gun has a great feel it. Someday I hope I can afford to add the .45 SD to my collection.