Hello! First off, please be gentle I'm completely new to the world of firearms. I had never fired a gun before this past summer, and once I did I liked it so much that my wife and I now own four firearms and we each have just got our Concealed Handgun Permits. My wife has two S&W revolvers (one for home, one for carry) and I have a S&W M&P9 and a brand new KelTec P3AT. I actually got the last P3AT my local gun store had in stock...I had been wanting a black grip and hard-chrome slide, but I settled for a grey grip and blued slide since if I didn't take that I probably wouldn't have gotten anything ;-). Supply seems to be quite limited at the moment. I took the KT to the range for the first time on Thursday of last week, and have just begun carrying it regularly. It was completely reliable at the range without a single failure of any kind. I guess I've been lucky; my M&P hasn't had a single failure either (and it has hundreds of rounds through it now). Anyway, couple of things...love to get some feedback from people who know better than I do! 1) I have to do some more experimenting at the range, but shooting at 7yds I seemed to be hitting a good 5" or so lower than where I was aiming. I could be anticipating but it's way, way, way more pronounced and consistent with the KT than when firing my M&P. I am reasonably certain that my KT simply puts holes below my aim point. I can compensate (by aiming higher), but I'm wondering if this is common? Should I worry about it? Any idea how to mitigate the issue or improve the gun's accuracy? 2) As I mentioned, my P3AT has a blued finish on the slide. I'm already starting to see what looks like little chips off the finish on the back near the hammer where the slide and frame interlock on each side. I'm pretty sure it happened at the range or cycling the action at home with snap caps, since none of my holsters contact there. Again, is this something I should worry about? What is the best way to care for a blued finish and avoid rust, etc.? At which point should I be concerned about the condition of the gun? Thanks a lot for your input! I appreciate it.