After more than 2 months of waiting, the state of New Jersey finally saw fit to issue me a handgun purchase permit. Went to the gun store to try out a bunch of different handguns, wound up really liking the feel of the M&P so I got it. Just took it to the range the other day, it certainly shoots better than I do. I'm somewhat concerned with all the talk of magazine release problems on this forum, but out of my first 125 rounds I have yet to have any problems, hopefully it stays that way. I've got a lot of dry-fire practice to do, it being my first handgun I've got a bit of a flinch, but I am definitely a fan.