Well just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Name is Pat and i came across the site a few days ago. Decided to register tonight. Anyway i have yet to purchase the M&P yet, as i am new to handguns. Own a few shotguns but no handguns. Been looking really hard at the M&P .40 for both shooting at a range as well as a home defense pistol. I look foward to reading everything you'll post on this forum as well as joining in on the discussions. Planing on purchasing a hand gun soon, possibly as soon as the new year rolls around. gotta come up with the $$$ first.