Ive has an STI Tactical in 9mm for about 4 months now. In that time, I have put about 17k rounds though it. About 15k of WWB 115 and 124 grain handloads. The other 2k were Federal HST rounds. Here are my impressions of the gun upon deliver. It comes in a very nice range bag with the STI logo on it. Supplied with the gun were 2 140mm mags, and I purchased 3 126mm mags. The finish on the gun at delivery was very nice, and everything worked as it should. Delivered, the trigger pull was about 3.5lbs. My only complain on delivery was a mag catch that was very stiff and not smooth at all. In my shooting, I only had one malfunction, and that was at an IDPA match. I’m still not sure what caused it, but it was during a reload. I use a “press check” method of sending the slide forward, where my support hand goes in front of the ejections port. For some reason, it wouldn’t send the slide forward. I messed with it for a few seconds before changing magazines and using the slide stop. It worked that time, and I haven’t been able to replicate the malfunction since. Speaking of press checks, I’m one of those idiots that does them regularly. With a fully loaded magazine in the gun, the top round will occasionally pop out in the magwell when I remove the mag to ensure it’s down one round after loading. Not sure why, or if this is common with STI magazines (this is my only 2011). The finish has held up exceptionally well. There are only a few small marks on the gun(besides the aluminum magwell). It has been carried exclusively in a kydex holster, and has never been a “range” gun that doesn’t see the inside of a holster. Virtually zero wear on the barrel hood or top of slide. I use a Safariland ALS holster, which causes a ton of wear on my Springfield Professional. The only real signs of use are the magwell, which shows the gun has not been a safe queen. Any streaks you see on the gun are from oil and not damage to the finish. The only small marks are on the above picture, and I’m not sure where they came from.