Hey, I don't have an M&P yet but I was looking at the M&P 9 at the local shop. I must tell you that I'm headed there first thing in the AM to pick one up. I have carried more guns than I care remember. Everything from $2000.00 + super custom Govt. models, Glocks, Sigs, HK's even a Steyr for a while. I have got to say the MP 9 just feels right. I'm not a big fan of Glocks but I have carried them on duty, just for their utter reliabilty. I hope that my new MP 9 can live up to it. I'm pretty sure it can. I plan on heading to the range this weekend. I'm going to punish this thing so I will keep you guys posted. I want to thank you guys for all the good info here and helping me make up my mind.