Gwinny, I have an A-O that I trust withmy life. It started out like a lot of others (Kimber, Colt, Springfield, etc.) with some feeding problems. It will now feed anything including empty cases. It has several times at 50ft from a rest put 5 shots in a 2-2/12 in cirle with 3 shots touching like a pretzel. I did have to replace the extractor because it wore out. (cheap casting) A-O and Thompson has been sold to Kahr Arms of Massachusettes. I think they are worth the money you pay for them. I have had thousands of rounds thru mine without a malfunction.