I understand that it is a requirement of new personnel here to submit a range report, so here is mine, hope it is acceptable: Took my M9A1 to the range today for the first time and brought along my Walther P99 for comparison. Initial shooting was done at approx 40 feet. Accuracy and tightness of groups for the M9A1 was consistently as good as the P99. With regards to ergonomics and recoil, the M9A1 was just about as comfortable to shoot as the P99. I found the recoil, as has been stated by others, to definitely be different, less muzzle rise; double and triple taps can be accomplished very quickly. I started out with Winchester 115 gr FMJ (Walmart white box), then some Fiocchi leadless 100 gr TCEB, then some Fiocchi 115 gr FMJ. I utilized both (15 round) magazines that came with the pistol. The M9A1 functioned absolutely flawlessly, no failures of any type; all ammo fed from the mags fine, all rounds fired fine, all rounds ejected properly, none ejected back on any part of my body and the slide would always stay back on the last round. It probably should be noted here that I did give the M9A1 a quick cleaning after I purchased it last week; it looked fine, but after many years of purchasing firearms, I have learned that you just never know how long the parts or the assembled firearm may have been sitting on a shelf with the original lubricant collecting dust and getting sludgy, also know that some machining processes use lubricants that are good for machining but maybe not the best oil for operation of an assembled unit so I always made a practice of cleaning a new firearm. At 40 feet, I immediately got accustomed to using the trapezoidal sights, would typically get many follow up rounds connect to the holes from previous rounds. I changed targets often so I could clearly observe how I was doing. The trigger pull is very good and of relatively short reach. On a totally subjective note, the M9A1 is just a very nice and enjoyable pistol to shoot. So, in summary, my initial sense is that based upon this first experience, appears to be an excellent semi-auto and I like it enough at this point to be ok with spending more hard earned money on some nice holsters for it if I can find them. Already found that it fits in my Bagmaster IWB and Shoulder Holsters that I bought for my P99 so at least I have something to wear until I can locate some nice leather for it.