Well I had shot on round a long time ago at the river but it didn't really count since I was wincing from firing one shot without having any ears on. It was a Springfield mil-spec model. Rented it and 50 rounds at the range when I was on vacation last week. A bit bigger than handguns I'm used to since I've been mostly shooting my XDs-9 carry gun recently and a 38 snubbie. Wow that was a nice handling firearm and very nice shooting. I know for sure what my next pistol will be now. Will go great with the Garand too. I think a GI model is on the top of the list.