I handled it at SHOT show and it seemed to be a pretty nice entry-level gun, I would compare it to be closer to the T/C Venture, if not tailing it just a bit. MO is right though, you aren't going to get any honest opinions of it for quite a while, as it is just starting to hit the shelves. Field and Stream and Outdoor Life and the like are paid to do reviews of the gun, so take any reviews they do with a grain of salt. When was the last time you ever saw them put out a bad review on any product, not just a gun? That being said, I was never a huge Ruger fan, but given their recent track record, I'd go as far to say there is no way you can wrong with this gun as Ruger is on A ROLL. I know they are all handguns, but look at what they have released in the last 4 years (LCP, LCR, LC9, SR9/40, SR9C/40C). All of them are best sellers in their category, I can't imagine this one will be any different.