Mike, I admire you for sticking up for the Army's choice in the Remington M24 rifle. It is truly a great gun and the right choice they made. But as for the M9. I have been competively shooting in the Army (pistol, rifle, machine gun and sniper) for 18 years. When the .45 was the issued pistol, I used it and it shot well, but I must say that on any given day, the match armorer would have to work on several of them to keep them in the match (not many, but some) Since the introduction of the M9, I have never seen the armorer do anything. The guns will fire flawlessly for hundreds of rounds. I'm talking 100s of different M9's and shooters and thousands of rounds.