1. The fit of all the components is pretty decent for a gun in this price range and is easy to field strip and maintain (note here that according to the manual, you have to file the front sight a bit to get it sighted in properly, which was no big deal)
2. The finish is a little dull and fragile but certainly adequate.
3. While clearly not as accurate as my MKIII512, it will easily hold sub 2" groups up to about 45' (my old eyes don't work well past that point without optics )
4. The trigger has a clean break but was a little heavier than I expected (mine has been lightened to about 6 lbs)
5. Other than a few stove pipes, it functioned flawlessly for the first 4,000 rounds.
6. At about 4,000 rounds the slide stopped locking back on the empty mag about 80% of the time, and when it did, the slide would slam forward as I removed the empty mag or inserted the next one. Since I live only a few miles from the Chiappa factory, I took it in for service. The gunsmith fixed it while I waited by replacing the recoil spring plunger and slide lock with redesigned components (he indicated that some of the early models had this problem).
The good news (so far) is that in the 1,400 rounds since the repair, it has functioned perfectly.
Bottom line for me ... this little gun is a lot of fun and definately is a good little plinker for the money IMHO. Hope it helped ... Good luck with your decision!