I worked for a Illinois university at the time. It was the duty issued gun at that school, each school used the gun the admin chose. We used the 39 because that was the gun the ISP used and we trained and shot with them. I always had good reliability with mine but we used soft points instead of HP, which helped with any feeding issue. It was a very good reliable duty and concealed gun, I am sad that S&W stopped production on it.