I found the DA to be somewhat too long, but the SA is crisp wih good feedback. There's absolutely nothing wrong with buying a U.S. made firearm, in fact guns manufactured in this country tend to hold a high value amongst the gun-loving crowd...take for instance most sought after 1911's and revolvers. Well, Beretta is an Italian company, so some prefer Italian made Berettas. 1911's and revolvers are mostly made by US companies (at least most of the good ones), thus it is natural that people will perfer American made 1911's and revolvers. That said, the consensus seems to be that US made Berettas are the same quality as the Italians.