I have been waiting for my local shop to get a M&P 45 in. I got the call today and went to check it out. I was comparing it to a Glock 21SF and an XD 45 Tactical. I have to say that the M&P and the XD both felt great in my hand with the nod going to the Smith. The ergo's were great on the Smith and fit and finish was very good for all three handguns. The only problem I had with the smith was the trigger.. It was awful! Dry firing the trigger felt much heavier than the other two and very gritty. By comparison the XD was much lighter, shorter and smoother. The Glock was much better than the M&P but not quite as nice as the XD. If I purchase the M&P I will be getting the manual safety and having a trigger job performed. The question is how much better can the trigger get? I was so disappointed. I really thought I would be taking home a new pistol today... Maybe the pistol I saw today was just a bad example. I'll seek out others to tryb efore I make my final decision.