I\'ve had mine for just over a year now and use it for my conceal carry. Never had any problems with the gun and shoots extremly well and accurate. The recoil is easly managed. I love the light trigger pull. Would recommend to anyone who wants to carry a .45 for concealed carry. Only problem I have had was with some mags. The Chip/MkCormicks tend to have problems allowing it to feed. Used Kimber mags and the factory mags with no problems. - D. N.
I received my Citadel as a Christmas gift from my husband this past year; best gift I have ever gotten. This is a straight shooter very easy to handle. It only has a little more recoil than the government model that I had. The only problem I had shooting it was that the edge of the safety needs to be filed down to a smoother edge because after a few hundred rounds it had cut into my hand. However I have a friend who has the exact same gun and he has not had this problem, so it could be due to my large hands. The magazines have a bit of an extension on them so even thought the grip is a little shorter than government, it feels the same with the magazine in place. One other thing is that it has a bull barrel so it was a little different to break down but not hard once you get the hang of it. Happy shooting ya\'ll! - J. J.