Alright guys, I recently purchased a Beretta PX4 subcompact in 9mm for my wife for her birthday. I've been carrying for a couple years now and over the past year, ever since we've had our first child, she has expressed an interest in concealed carry for herself. I carry an XDM 9mm and also use it as a nightstand weapon, and this is the weapon she used to become familiar with handguns. We shopped around quite a bit before we bought the PX4 as I was hoping to get her something a little smaller like a LCP or ladysmith but she had her mind set on the PX4 so that is what we bought. I was ok with this because the PX4 has a hammer and slide safety which I wanted her to have for her first concealed weapon. Before we ever shot the weapon I fell in love with it. It is perhaps the tightest fitting weapon I've ever handled with absolutely no rattles and with the interchangeable back-straps it fits both her and my hand extremely well. However, we took it to a friends house the other day with 50 rounds of federal target ammo just to see it in action and I have to say I was less then impressed. First of all... it is perhaps the loudest gun I have ever fired. I expected it to be loud with only a 3 inch barrel but this was strangely loud (we forgot our ear plugs). Not necessarily a complaint... just an observation. Secondly I immediately noticed that my wife couldn't hit an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper from about 10 feet which worried me as she is quite proficient with my xdm... so I took it and squeezed off a few rounds... no hits. We then realized the PX4 was shooting almost 8 inches low from only 10 or 15 feet. I was not happy but regardless we finished off the 50 rounds and I later called the dealer where we bought it to see what would be involved in replacing the rear sight. He suggested that we clean the gun really well and fire another 100-200 rounds before we changed the sight so yesterday we went to an indoor range to get a better feel for the weapon. To make a long story short we shot an additional 200 rounds through the weapon and eventually the bullets started rising to meet the sight. By the end of the 200 round the firearm was only hitting about 2 inches low from 10-15 yards which I can certainly live with. It ends up that this was definitely the right gun for my wife... she is deadly with this thing... from 15 yards she shot an entire clip at the head of a silhouette target without a single miss... about a 4-5 inch group. She has always been a crack shot with my XDm but this was beyond impressive. However, there were a few more problems that arouse with the PX4. Once a round failed to feed and got stuck between the chamber and magazine leaving the slide cracked open about a half an inch... then later there was a complete failure to feed where she shot off a round and the slide closed without feeding an additional round out of the magazine... not something I expected from a trusted brand like Beretta. I'm not sure if the spring is too heavy for the gun or what. I will state that the gun never failed in any way while I was shooting it, making me wonder if perhaps she isn't gripping it tight enough and allowing the gun to move too much in her hand. My last quarrel with the pistol is that the finish on the belly of the slide is chipping off. Now obviously I expect some wear to show on the gun after 250 rounds but this isn't your normal wear. Instead of the normal straight scratch/wear lines you'd see under the slide... the finish is "chipping" off instead of wearing off. Again, it's just not exactly something I expected from a high quality brand like beretta. In the end I'm not sure how I feel about the gun. My wife and I have probably put between 3 and 5 thousand rounds through my XDm without ever having a single failure other then one round with a dud primer that failed to fire. It came dead on from the dealer and I've had absolutely zero complaints with the gun. Now with only 250 rounds through the PX4 we've had 2 failure to feeds, it took 200+ rounds to get the barrel broken in and to make it fire inline with the sights and the finish is much more worn then the finish on my XDm... again... all this after only 250 rounds. Not awe inspiring in my opinion. Has anyone else had any problems with this weapon? I had read only positive reviews before we bought it... I'm thinking maybe we just got a lemon or something. What do yall' think?