I know from browsing around this great site that this has been covered before. But being new here and new to Ruger I thought I would share my experience with my 345. I was always into handguns. I favor them above all else. I have to admit I was always against Ruger at first. I thought you were rolling the dice when it came to quality. I was a staunch 1911 and Glock fan. (I'm not knocking them) It happened I was in the market for a new 45 and I made a trip to the local gun shop and I saw the 345 sitting there, for some reason I seemed more drawn to this handgun then previous Rugers. After asking several questions,(I really trust the owner), I decided to give Ruger a chance. I bought several different hollow points and ball ammo and went to the range. I set up my target loaded up the mags and... wow!!! Two inch group right off the bat!!! The rest of the day I spent trying different ammo with the same results. I even tried to make it jam and was not able to. I did things that would have jammed my Glocks and my 1911, but, the Ruger did not miss at all. I took it with me for our weapon re-qual at work yesterday. I passed it around, let everyone there shoot it. All said there was probably 750 rounds put through it yesterday. Not one malfunction at all!!! By the way, I purposely did not clean it after my initial range session to see how it would function dirty. They may not sound like much but if you think about it, I went to range three times before I took it to work yesterday. That was four trips to the range, probably over 1300 rounds without a cleaning!!! It did not miss a beat. I gave it a good cleaning and it now has replaced my $1300 1911 as my carry gun. This is by far the best 45 I have ever shot. There will be several new Rugers in my future!!! Sorry for the long post and thank you for your time, Frank.