edit: the reference to the Kahr is because it used to be (maybe still is?) the case that Kahrs took several hundred rounds to break in to the point where they'd function reliably...as you'll see, this FN SLP reminds me of that process with my MK9. I've been looking for a gas gun for a while and, truth be told, have kind of enjoyed weighing the alternatives in my mind. The rubber hit the road yesterday, though, when I walked into a gun store I stopped at on my way to visit my parents a couple of hours away. There on the rack was a nice, new FN SLP with an attractive price on it. Sold! I took it to the range today, expecting a bit of break-in. I'd prepared by swapping out the heavy piston for the lighter piston and cleaning/re-lubing everything. I packed up a bunch of different low-recoil "tactical" loads as well as a bunch of target and field birdshot loads and threw in several brands of slugs for good measure. Headed out for the range, which I had to myself - always convenient for tasks like this! Howee, did I put the piston in backwards? Did I mistake a single shot gun for a repeating gas gun? Nothing is cycling! - nothing at all. Initially, the only load that would cycle the action was the Federal tac/low recoil loads, which isn't all bad, since I have cases of the stuff and it shoots well in everything else in the house. After +200 rounds, though, by the end of the afternoon even the light target loads were fully cycling and I was a happy camper with the new tool. Observations along the way, in no particular order... This gun, like most gas guns I've owned, seems to like to be run wet. Dunno if that will change with time? It patterned very nicely with the cylinder tube with each of the three or four 00 buck loads tried, running nice, even 5" circles at 10 yards, which is pretty much my defensive horizon for 00 buck loads. Slug accuracy was pretty good. I like the ghost ring sights, but I'm not convinced about the aft two dots on the ring. I may paint them out and leave the white dot on the front post - needs further T&E. Recoil, compared to my incredibly reliable, now-for-sale 1201FP was very noticeably softer - nice. I am getting to the point where I don't appreciate my guns pushing me around too much. So...first steps...more needed...early signs of promise, though, and I'm looking forward to going further down the road with this one.