I took my new Range Officer Compact and my new EMP to the range today for the first time. Both are 9mm guns. Through each gun I fired 150 rounds of Federal 115 grain FMJ and 50 rounds of 147 grain Remington Golden Saber hollow points. Happily both guns functioned flawlessly. I shot at targets at the 7 yard line. After shooting lighter weight Glocks for many years, the recoil in the ROC was really negligible. It was a joy to shoot through the first 150 rounds and I thought the accuracy was very good. Then, during the first magazine of the 147 grain Golden Sabers, the fiber optic piece of the front sight took its leave. I shot the remaining rounds using the front sight as a peep sight. It worked okay, I guess. I really dislike the fiber optic sight on the ROC and will soon be sending the slide off to Novaks to have some low mount tritium sights installed. For the ROC, I have five magazines, the two it came with, two I ordered from Mec-Gar and one I actually won in a random drawing from a MEC-Gar contest. All the magazines worked fine too. All in all, I really like the ROC design, i.e., the Officers size frame and ~ Commander length barrel. The gun conceals well and shoots great. The EMP was great from beginning to end and just as accurate as the ROC despite its shorter barrel length. Recoil with the EMP was stouter, as would be expected. It was actually kind of unpleasant and at the end of the shooting session, my trigger finger was sore. Again though, the gun functioned flawlessly. I am not as fond of the EMP design, with its shorter barrel and longer grip section. I have only the three magazines that came with the gun and two of them are off being modified to remove the base pads and, I believe, shorten the magazine by one round. These shortened magazines will be carried in the gun and I'll have four more magazines with the base pad. Two of the four I'll carry as spares. I'm talking a lot more about magazines than I intended, rambling even. Anyway, rambling on, I'll rotate two sets of three magazines each. One in the gun with no base pad and two spares with the base pads. Got it?