I just recently got a baretta .40 caliber, I would like to say I am amazed with the way the barrel locks in place by the locking block. My specific model is the 96D..... I have heard people "moan and groan" about this specific model. I put 80 rounds of winchester 180 grain hollow tips, through it. Not a problem. I thought the trigger pull was so smoooooth. I also have heard bad things about the open slide design.