First of all, I'm either a horrible shot with my xd40, or a great shot with the LCP; With both guns I was achieving 6 inch groupings at 10 yards. Is that bad for a service size pistol?? The LCP is an amazingly accurate gun! I shot 95 grain FMJ rounds. It was painful to shoot. After three magazines (18 rounds), the webbing of my hand hurt and so did my trigger finger. The lightness and slimness of the gun puts a pounding on your hand. The trigger knocks your finger hard during the recoil as well. I shot it with the Ruger extension and the Pierce extension; didn't notice much of a difference as far as accuracy or comfort. I had one failure to extract in the first magazine. That was it. Overall I am impressed! My 10 foot gut-buster turns out to be a 10 yard Center Mass weapon. It was not fun to shoot because of the recoil distributed over such a small area: painful. The LCP serves my needs; a practical, ultra concealable, lightweight, accurate, self defense weapon.