I have had my 709 for over a month now but due to weather and free time I had not shot it till today. Only got to run around 50 rounds thru her but not a single hiccup. Had to max out the sights to get her high enough but she is hitting good now. I did have one operator error. that would be the " keep your support hand thumb out of the way stupid !!! " It pays to pay attention. I know better but had a brain fart anyway. I will not forget that one again! Love this little pistol !