The M&P Shield in .45 is a very easy gun to shoot, and on the range it acts like a full-size handgun. I find that I can run drills and make hits easily. Of course, with any carry gun it’s important that you be able to shoot it well, and this is a gun that is fun and easy to shoot, which encourages practice. In testing this gun, which included shooting drills, bench testing for accuracy, and running the MGM plate rack on my backyard range just for fun, I have fired several hundred rounds of a wide range of ammo types. I have not experienced one single stoppage, jam, or malfunction with this handgun.