Just picked it up today, haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet. Here are my initial observations: Feels good in the hands, much better than my glock 19, but not as good as my m&p 9. I have smaller hands so I prefer my gun to be pretty narrow where the web of my hand grips it. The front and back are pretty grippy but the sides have almost no texture. Anyone who likes a lot of texture is going to want to stipple this or get some talon grips or the like. I would, however, like the trigger guard to have a larger indentation for my strong hand's second finger. As high as I can grip it (and its pretty high) I could go a little higher if there were some more room there. The trigger is great! My m&p has an apex dcaek kit and a ram and it is significantly smoother than my glock 19 trigger. However, the glock 19 has a *much* better reset than the m&p even with the apex ram. I think the caracal's trigger is as smooth as the modified m&p but with a reset just as good as the glocks. The QS sights are really pretty darn neat, very quick to acquire the sight picture. The recoil spring is capped by plastic, I do wish those were metal as I suspect that could be a possible failure point (but really that's nitpicking at this point). I am really excited to shoot it this weekend!