This was quite an experience and it brings home the point for why it's nice to own multiple guns. Shooting my new M9A1 for the first time was like no other experience I have had with with a poly semiauto and it was a great change of pace. I put 225 rounds through this baby, a mix of 124 gr. Hydra-Shoks and 115 gr. WWB and Blazer Brass. To prep Fraulein Steyr, I liberally coated critical parts of the frame and slide with what I think is one of the best lubes out there - Brian Enos' "Slide Guide Lite" recommended for carry weapons. It performed great. I had a few instances of the slide not locking back on the last round but I attribute that more to my grip than anything else, ditto for one FTE, otherwise all went very well. What did I learn? First off, there is indeed a learning curve with the trap sights. My first 50 rounds or so were in the center of mass at 7 yards but dispersed. Once I discovered that I needed to position my index finger higher on the trigger safety (so the top of my index finger was making contact with the bottom of the frame) and not to use the tip of my finger to squeeze, my accuracy improved significantly. When I was not exerting finger pressure high enough on he trigger safety, I found the reset was a bit sticky. By moving my index finger higher, this went away and the felt stickiness went away. Is this common? Anyway, by the end of the session there was just one big ragged hole where Mr. Bad Guy's paper chest used to be. Now that I think I have the technique down pat, it will be interesting to see how the next 200 rounds go. Another thing that caught my eye after field stripping when I got back home, was how little evidence there was of friction wear - no bluing removal on the slide rails and virtually none on the exterior barrel including the hood. That may be a credit to the "Slide Glide Lite" lube, I don't know but I'm not complaining (I really believe in that stuff). To sum things up, I am very pleased and have decided not to swap out my trap sights for conventional sights unless someone introduces trap sights with Tritium inserts. But I AM anxious to install one of Big Taco's SS recoils spring assemblies. I hear they are a worthwhile upgrade.