i just wanted to post my experience with my new STI Staccato C in 9mm. I ran about 250 rounds my first outing. There have been a few reviews that cover the basics so I’ll keep this short. Fit and finish: Everything is nice and tight, no rattles and barrel lockup is nice and tight yet no sticking. Mag catch issue, I’ll cover below. Accuracy/Speed: The gun was was accurate. Very small groups when I was trying. I focus more on controlled rapid fire accuracy, double taps through 5 shot strings. In my opinion anyone can shoot the bullseye out of a target with one eye closed and taking their time. I focus on what (I think) a real world shooting would be like, both eyes open, either draw or pickup off the bench, very quick target acquisition, controlled rapid fire into a target, 7-10 yards is my preferred range. The Staccato C did very well. It was my first time with the gun and I need to get used to the slimmer grips but I was able to consistently and quickly keep everything in the A-zone. I would be be comfortable using it safely in a true defensive situation. Reliability: Around 250 rounds with out a single hiccup. No stove pipes, FTF or FTE, just reliable shooting. This is great for a tight fitting pistol. Pluses/Minuses: Overall great design. The pistol is very easy to shoot and recoil is minimal. Recoil is especially soft considering the light weight of the gun. It comes with a factory textured grip. I personally prefer something with more grip, I’m a big fan of the Costa and DVC grips that Extreme Shooters modifies for STI, I’m also a big fan of skate tape or applied Silica Carbide. I have large hands and I like something that will “stick” in my hands. I’ll be sending this grip off to Jason at Extreme to see what he can do, preferably the Costa/Treebark texture. Mag catch... I’ve heard of 2 other owners that have issues with a sticky mag catch. Count me in as #3. It would be an easy fix but I’ll be sending this one back to STI under warranty. Overall: I would definitely recommend the gun. I have no regrets in buying it. I think it is definitely worth the MSRP.