Well miracles happened. For some reason, after 3 years of watching me shoot USPSA ans IDPA the girlfriend decided she wanted a pistol....."just in case" ("but I'm not doing any of that shooting stuff you do")...... I'm a 1911 guy, but a firm believer that handgun choice should be a personal thing. She can handle the .40 and .45 rounds out of the 1911, so I wasn't steering her towards a 9mm. Since I reload and can reduce the larger loadings if necessary. Well, lo and behold, she finds an M40 in the back of the case that has been there forever. She loved the grip angle and the short trigger was good for her small hands. So, I bought her a Valentine's Day present a bit early. After the purchase, I did a little research and came upon this site (kind of backwards from the usual process, but I wanted to stay neutral) First trip to the range we went through about 300 rounds. Most were reloads and minor power factor. The only failure was the very first shot. A failure to eject with the casing still held under the extractor. AFter that, it was smooth ejection, although somewhat erratic. I attribute that to the light loads and break in process. (I had polished up the feed ramp and cleaned up the extractor per this site and the gun eats empties.) The gun shot to the sights and no adjustment was needed at all. The Trapezoid sights are excellent for a new shooter. It is very hard to misalign them on the horizontal/Y axis. I think I'd like this gun for IDPA. The only downside is that the trigger pull is about 11lbs. It's crisp, so it feels lighter. I did the trigger group work I found here and brought it down to about 9lbs. This gun is a relatively early serial number (#5xxx) and has the old trigger style. Can I still get the new style trigger from Steyr and who do I contact? Do you have to ship the whole gun back (and pay the overnight shipping) or can Steyr send me a replacement group I coud install myself? Thanks in advance. Nice place you have here.