love the Shield. Me and a buddy took our girlfriends to the range and rented a few handguns for them to try out as their looking for carry pistols. I took my xd9 service and he took his glock 17 duty pistol (local deputy). Out of all the pistols we shot my girlfriend loved the M&P shield in 9mm. I put 2 mags through it and it shot flawlessly and very accurate. We used Speer Lawman and Winchester white box and it was a great little pistol. Now we just have to wait for her tax return and to find one. They seem to be very rare in northern Va. I might even buy one when they become more available.