I very recently picked up an STI Staccato P HOST in 9mm from Dan at @BBP , who was wonderful to do business with. I have really been getting into shooting double stacks with dots on them and carrying them as my EDC with a Surefire X300 Ultra. It is a bigger package, for sure, but I'm not a tiny guy and I seem to be able to get away with concealing this type of configuration. Plus, I have just found that shooting dots has too many benefits to be ignored. My accuracy beyond 10 or 15 yards is drastically improved and being able to be completely target-focused is another big benefit. Anyway, time will tell if I continue to EDC this STI/Holosun 507c/Surefire package, as it is a full pound heavier than carrying a Glock 19 with RMR and Surefire. It also prints a bit more because the grip, with magwell, is larger than a Glock 19 grip. The other issue I am running into is holsters. I have found a few good options, but there aren't nearly as many companies making strong-side-carry IWB holsters for a setup like this. I can't get away with appendix carry, although I might try it again. So far it just has not worked well with my body type. I am currently carrying in a Phlster Floodlight, but I cannot get the retention where I would like it. I have an IWB holster on the way from Black Point Tactical that looks interesting. Other options are Pure Kustoms, which look awesome, but also look pretty bulky. For OWB rigs there's Long's Shadow Holsters, probably something from Safariland (although suppressor height sights are an issue). and Tier 1 Concealed is coming out with a new OWB rig very shortly. Anyway enough about all that.. let's talk about the gun! I have been hesitant to pick up an STI because, in the past, I just didn't think the build quality was there. Recently, after handling a few of their newer models, I noticed that they feel really well put together. When I saw that Dan was selling this one and it comes fully IonBonded and with the tree bark grip for under $2500, I decided it was time to give one a try. Add a Holosun for $252 (which, so far I am very happy with), and the Surefire and we're at right about $3000, $3300 with WA State tax. The gun itself is fit extremely well, at least to the feel. I have no experience gunsmithing, making measurements, etc. so if something is out of spec I honestly wouldn't know it, but the gun feels right, if that makes any sense. Absolutely no play between the frame and slide. The thumb safety (ambidextrous) clicks on and off VERY nicely. The ONLY flaw I am able to find is the mag release, which feels a bit different than what I am used to because it is moving within a polymer frame. This is just a feel thing and not something that has any effect on the firearm's function. The IonBond looks great as do the serrations and the IonBonded bull barrel. The HOST system is easy to use and, so far, is a super solid system. I have put just over 500 rounds through the gun and experienced a couple of malfunctions, which I will explain. Shooting support hand only I experienced a couple of inline stovepipes. This has gotta be something to do with grip (limp wristing?) because it hasn't happened any other time shooting strong hand only or both hands. I also experienced 2 malfunctions with the same mag that I have had for about a year for another gun (NH double stack). It is one of the 20 rounders and I think it just needs to be cleaned and may need a new spring. Basically, with 3 or 4 rounds left in the mag, the rounds completely nosedive and don't come up into position to be stripped and chambered. I don't think any of these malfunctions are issues with the gun, but I will keep an eye on things and report back. Headed to the range now to shoot another couple hundred through the STI and will report back. For now, enjoy some pics!