Another new kid on the block. This site is great! Chalk full of info. Was going to originally go with the glock22 which is a great gun from a maker with an awsome track record (although there are some blemishes on the card) but being that I am a soufpaw (yes I did say souf...kinda like mouf) I decided to go with the M&P40. That Cali 10 day hold is a lady!!! Hahaha. Thanks for the info ya'll...can't wait to test her out.