Well after removing the c-9 from the freezer first thoughts were: This thing will never work. I done f'ed up this time. After getting to the range first thoughts were: dang it were are my gloves. Crap the slide won't open. WTF I can't chamber a round. OK. My hand will heal And I have medical insurance. See the freezer pics. Well I had to work the slide for about 5 min just to get it to open. THEN i DID the bang it out on the table method to romove ice from inside. Check the barrel and it was clear. The pistol would not drop the hammer. Wokred it some more. Hamer dropped. SHot the first round after forcing the slide forward. Second round had to force the slide forward again. third round. Did not load. Removed mag insert mag. Fired flawlessly. Round had stayed in mag. I think I hit the mag release button. My hands felt like popsicles so I think I am excused they were quit numb. Fired 50 rds wwb At home cleaning was a sinch. WD 40 and the coveted air compressor worked like a charm. I wass very scared attemting this. Metal shrinks when cold right? Well I was vissualizing the round getting caught in the barrel and Kabooming. It did not. Considering the type of firearm and cost I am extremely surprised I had no real problems. Did not function like aGlock or an XD, But it is not either is it. For 150ish $ it did very well. Also still looks good as new, To lazy to take more pics but it cleaned up nice.