I felt compelled to respond to the negative feedback this gun is getting. I will fully admit that Kel-tec has quality control issues, and that "some" of their guns are defective, but anyone reading this forum should know that I have pushed over 1500 rounds of reloads, factory ammo, and just about every imaginable type of bullet down the barrel of the exact same gun, and nothing has broken, nothing has failed and I trust mine as much as any other automatic in my collection. The Boise Idaho police department even subjected this gun to the rigorous testing standards and then approved it for duty use as a backup weapon. Guns are mechanical, some fail, and some don't. If you got a bad one, it is somewhat unfair to tell all perpective buyers that "all" of that model are failures. Instead tell them that yours failed, and you did not like the design. Most people that dislike this gun tend to not like it because it is hard to handle, hard on your hand, and somewhat cheap looking. But the bottom line is, I would like to see anyone put a 5 shot revolver in their front jeans pocket and carry it around all day, without having someone wonder why they had a revolver in their pocket? Trust me I have several awesome .38's that are to the best of my belief the ideal self defense weapons. They never fail, they don't jam, and if they don't fire, you just pull the trigger again. I usually carry one on a belt holster because of the certain reliablity of such a gun, but with that said, you still cannot beat the ability of the Kel-tec to fit into a pocket and go with you when wearing a tank top and pair of shorts. Trust me when I say that I have one, and at least a dozen of my friends carry the same gun, we all shoot IDPA and are avid gun fans, if this gun did not fill a niche, and do what it needed to, we would not own or carry them. Just something for perpective buyers to think about, buy two guns, one larger one for carry whenever possible, and buy the P3AT for those times when appropriate carry just is not possible. Remember the golden rule, a gun in your pocket is much more useful than one sitting at home because it was to big to take along.