Hi, my name is David, I'm from the Green Mountains of Vermont. I own an M9, and want to thank everybody for all the useful info on how to keep my gun runin'. It's my first auto. and even after 3000 rounds it shows very little wear, it shoots better now than when it was new. By the way I'm a cabinetmaker, deer hunter, proud [& young] grandfather and my shooting range is the Green Mountain National Forest.