Hello everyone. I'm a long time pistol shooter and new M&P 45 owner. I'm a die hard 1911 fan but decided to give the polymer guns another try. The Glock 21 was my first gun and I've gone through several other models without any of them really fitting my hand like the 1911 does. I value the opinions of the professionals on the 10-8 forum and they have had a lot of good things to say about the M&P series of guns. I ended up buying the M&P45 in dark earth, a Springfield XD Tactical 45 in dark earth as well as a Kimber Desert Warrior so I've got the whole desert themed guns covered. :wink: I've been evaluating all of them the last week or so and like them all with the Desert Warrior being my favorite so far. Of course, that is the platform I'm most familiar with. I'm learning the trigger systems of the M&P and XD though. I just need more trigger time with them. I look forward to hanging around here and learning all there is to know about the M&P.