I am a retired Chicago Police officer and always had a S&W on my hip. A lifelong gun collector and shooter, USAF Viet Nam veteran, NRA member for all my adult life. Thanks to the hard work of the FOP and the signature of George Bush, qualified retired law enforcement officers can now carry in all 50 states. S&W had the lions share of the LE market when the revolver was king, that niche is now held by Glock. But with the M&P series of pistols and some smart marketing I think S&W will regain the prominance it once held in that market. I currently own an M&P9c and an M&P45, when S&W starts shipping their compact 45 I will have one. I look forward to participating in this forum.