I have one, I like it. It eats anything I care to feed it. Not a tack driver, but not bad. It is too big for most people to conceal, but I have done it with a good holster and a sweatshirt. Mags are easy to find and ruger will fix the gun as long as you didn't modify it.
Makes a good house/range gun. Very little recoil.
If someone offered me another one for that price, it would come home with me. I paid $400 for mine back in 1998.