I was at the range in 2009 on a pistol renting spree. Had never heard of M&P's and the only semi pistol I had at the time was my first semi auto pistol Glock 22. I shot 1911's, XDM 9, Para, Sig etc. I liked them all,particularly the XDM & M&P in 9mm. My Problem with the Glock is the grip feels so awkward.That aside it is an outstanding pistol. M&P 40 fs & xdm 40 made my team in 2010. I'm happy with both. I have since added a few M&P's to my collection and I just LOVE them.Made in the USA,great customer service, reasonable price and I love that S&W responds to issues with the M&P platform promptly.Cudos to S&W, they got this one right.