...impulse buy at Academy but for $519, why not? With my 227 SAS issues, I wanted something a bit less expensive. I will say, the trigger feels great during dry fire. Not sure which is better, my VP9 or this one, out of the box at least. There are a few guns that out of the box are great IMO...the VP9, the PPQ, the PPX and this one. I don't have a PPQ and not sure as to why lol Anyway, hopefully this gun performs better than my 227. Some other guns next to it.