Hi, I'm not officially an M&P owner yet. My department is transitioning from the Beretta 92FS to the M&P9. Mine is in the armory awaiting issue. This will be the first new pistol I've been issued in about 16 years, and while I have come to appreciate my Beretta, I am looking forward to the new gun. As an introduction, I have been a cop for over 20 years, and a supervisor (Sgt.) for about 8 years. I have served as a patrol officer, crime prevention specialist, and patrol supervisor. In the past, I was our dept. firearms trainer, and also an Ohio Basic Academy instructor in about 3/4 of the subject areas. I am in no way, shape, or form an "operator", just a plain old street cop., and darn proud of it. I am married to my wife of 17 years, have two great kids, a 16yr old son and 7 yr old daughter. Thanks for what I have found to be a pretty darn good forum, I'm already finding info about my soon to be duty pistol that I know will be useful.