I'm new to the gun world and the 9e is my first handgun. I love the feel, recoil seems mild and I have had no feeding issues in 250 rounds of mixed brass ammo (1/3 were reloads from Freedom Munitions). I haven't tried any steel cased stuff. I'm sure it's more accurate than I am but I am improving. My wife shot it for the first time a couple of weeks ago (her first time shooting a pistol) and she managed very well. I consider it a great deal.