I got turned off on auto-loaders early in my shooting life by a Colt Combat Commander that wouldn't fire two consecutive shots in a row - new out of the box. I did get it to work after removing all the burrs in and on the action. Even after that it would fail to fire 1 in about 100 rounds with hard ball ammo. After not even considering an auto-loader for 44 years I decided I wanted to play in the 3 Gun competitions at the local range. I am good with my revolvers but they put even the best at a disadvantage in this game. Like you I did my homework and looked at a lot of guns. I decided on an all steel gun with at least 15 round capacity in 9mm for the lightest recoil. Getting accurate, successive, shots is what this game is all about. The CZ 75 B felt good in my hand so I bought it. The gun came with fixed sights - something I will change - and two magazines. I had the dealer get me two more mags. I got four boxes of different kinds of ammo and the gun digested all of it without a hitch. I reloaded the brass from 1.5 grains below the starting load to the maximum load with both 115 and 124 grain bullets. The gun never failed to operate smoothly and accurately. Once I settled on my load I could hold groups under an inch at 25 yards - even with the small sights. You won't be disappointed with the CZ 75B!