Good news that my son goes back to full duty tomorrow, bad news is my wife and I will not sleep easy going down the road, just like the near 16 years previous, minus this last 9 months off for injury rehab. To be honest, I still never slept well even then, worried about all the kids and family, but I have my issues. Anyway, I bought this Ruger American 9mm a few years back now, I really like the way it shoots and I can put it on target even with my failing eyesight. I keep it close by if I think I need more than what I’m usually carrying and don’t want to go to a ‘hidey hole’ tactical option. Tomorrow my boy will attempt to requalify with his Glock 17C and has been practicing. I’ve seen the practice results from this afternoon, I don’t think he’ll have much of an issue unless he suddenly goes blind on the range, which I doubt will happen. 2 years ago, when he was shooting often with his Glock, we went to an indoor range and he took a run with my Ruger. His target result was frankly scary, to the point 2 shooters near us came over to comment about it because they could see it from their shooting lanes. I WAS NOT angry they assumed it was my son shooting and not me, but it was in the back of my mind that 30 years previous, it might have been a different story! Anyway, I simply don’t like the way a Glock feels in my hand, although I have two and can shoot extremely well with both, my son said he could easily adapt to this Ruger platform, it didn’t hamper him in any way, shape or form. The only knock I have on Ruger is that during the time this model came out, they had several competing models that never had time to mature on the market, so there are many to choose from in order to decide; good, better, best, which is what? If you’re looking for a good full sized semi-auto (and can even find one today), don’t overlook this one, it’s a good shooter!