I had the opportunity to get to the range with a couple of friends the other day, to test out my S40, now that I have a new recoil spring. We also had 2 HK P2000 LEMs and a series 70 Colt 1911, as plain as they came back in the 70s. We were comparing the P2000 side by side, and the 1911 was mainly just for fun, as I and one other shooter are mainly revolver and "plastic fantastic" shooters, with no experience with the 1911. We were shooting 230 grain ball in the 1911, 155 grain Winchester Ranger in the 40s. About 150 rounds through each of the three 40s, only 50 in the 1911. Zero malfunctions with any of the weapons, which was great, as I was having some issues with my S40 before I replaced the spring. As far as "driving" impressions went, we all agreed that the 1911 was preferred, being the softest shooter, with a very light trigger. When it came to the S40 and P2000 LEMs, we agreed that the S40 was a more user friendly pistol, having a better (light with a shorter reset) trigger, and better ergonomics. In particular, the Steyr was preferred for it's more traditional magazine release, and trapezoidal sights. We all agreed that the interchangable backstraps on the P2000 are nice, and the quality of the pistol is excellent. Accuracy wise, there was virtually no difference between the three pistols at distances between 7 and 25 yards. Overall, all three pistols were great. I was glad to see that my little S40, which cost half as much as a P2000, was more user friendly, and just as accurate and reliable. In fact, the only compliant against any of the pistols (voiced by all of us) was against the unconventional magazine release of the P2000. It works, but takes some getting used to, and feels unnatural.