I am a new convert to the Steyr M9. My dad has one that I borrowed to shoot in my 1st IDPA match (small local match - 21 competitors), and I'm hooked. I had shot my grandfather's M9 before and loved it, but using one in the IDPA convinced me to buy one. It should be in at my FFL's next week. I took 2nd place in my class out of 8 (stock service pistol, unclassified) with the Steyr. And my 1st shot in that match was 1st time I'd ever shot that particular specimen (or used a holster, for that matter). All others in my class were glockers. I was pretty happy with my 1st ever match. It's a blast, and I'll definitely be back for more.