Well, after much research and deliberation, I went to the gunshop and bought a new P-3AT yesterday! I have been wanting to get a "pocket pistol" for a while and had narrowed by choices down to the P-3AT, P-F9 and the Ruger LCP. Of course, the gunshop didn't have any of the LCPs...but I had all but ruled it out anyway because of all of the quality issues that I've been reading about. But they did have the P-3AT in several different colors, and they had a single PF-9 in gray. After comparing the two models, I decided on a black P-3AT with the parkerized finish. The PF-9 just seemed a little too big for my pocket, but the P-3AT almost disappeared in it! (I also picked up a Desantes Nemesis pocket holster). I hope to be able to get out to the range and try my new toy out in a little while (if it stops raining), and I'll post back later with my results.