For the past month or so I have been reading the posts on this site. I must say I think I have read just about every thread on this forum. This is the first time I have posted. Over the course of this month I have gained a great deal of knowledge about the MP. With this information I made a decision on my first handgun, the MP9. Until now all I have ever owned was a shotgun and couple rifles. I placed an order with my local firearms dealer today. My gun should arrive by Wed. this week and here in Va there is no wait so hopefully all things allowing I will come home with the new addition to my guns that afternoon. Once again thank you to all.