I got to handle the new M&P Shield at the NRA convention and was quite impressed. I'm currently carrying an M&P9c and wasn't expecting the Shield to be much smaller, but it is. The Shield though thin feels great in hand and will be a great CCW, S&W did a great job shrinking the already compact M&P. I ordered one as soon as I returned home and my dealer is getting some in a few days. I'm really looking forward to shooting it next to my M&P9c. Talking with a couple gun writers at the convention who fired the Shield, they loved the thing. Reportedly this has the best out of box trigger yet on an M&P. The ones I examined did have good triggers with a short, positive reset. I'll post a range report, hopefully soon.