Have both an STI Edge and SPS Pantera in 40 S&W. Out of the box the SPS had a very nice 2lb 9oz trigger, very tight barrel to slide lockup, tight slide to frame fit, deadly accurate and was very reliable using MBX mags. Biggest downside is MIM ignition parts, MIM safeties and the finish wear kind of fast. Also the grip has molded in magwell so it cant be switched to a different brand of choice. Most parts easily swapped with my Edge although grips needed slight modification and replacement screws (SPS too big). I have about 5000 rounds through the Pantera and it has been quite a shooter. I've swapped ignition parts to Brazos kit and EGW safeties and I'll recommend this gun any day of the week. As with most 2011 guns a fair amount of tuning and tuned magazines will save you tons of frustration! New SPS black/ hard chrome is about $1400 new edge (blued) is about $2000. Hard to go wrong either way coming from a Glock.