My dad just bought a p3at as his first pocket gun. Here's the intro I wrote For him. 1. don't plan on breaking it in all at once. You likely won't want to shoot it that much. 2. This gun depends on a firm grip and locked wrist. If the shooter doesn't give the gun enough strength to recoil against, it can't cycle and will jam. This is the nature of a light gun. This takes practice. Most shooters used to bigger guns will blame the gun. I did. Turns out I just needed practice. Best way to check this is to let someone else who is good at it shoot the gun. 3. This is not an expensive or finely finished gun. It will likely take a bit of very fine sandpaper to the frame to smooth it out in the right areas to make it easier on your hand. 4. This is a simple gun. Cleaning it is easy. There is one piece that can slide out if you turn the gun upside down when cleaning. Its easy to put back (it just slides back in). 5. Carrying this gun is easy. Inside the waistband with the belt clip or just in the pocket. If in the pocket, keep everything else out of the pocket or leave the chamber empty. 6. If you need it, you have a lifetime warranty and excellent customer service. 7. These guns multiply. They are too cheap and useful not to have a spare or five. It is amazing how fast family and friends can borrow them until they buy their own. 8. The sights are very basic. Some dry fire with a snap cap help with the practice. 9. The trigger pull is LONG. The dry fire practice will teach you to stage the trigger, ie take up the slack right to the breaking point, then fire at will. 10. Due to the size and weight, you can get creative with this gun. I built a wallet for it that made it great for pocket carry. I could put it on the table with my liberal friends at lunch and it never got a second look. The sky is the limit. Good luck and enjoy the gun. If you find it isn't for you, i'll buy it from you.