Last week some members of my family and I decided to make our first handgun purchases. My fiancé picked up a Ruger SR9c, my brother-in-law snagged a very nice and very popular XDM 9c and I went for the M&P 9. Ive got to be honest with you folks, during my initial search for a gun the M&P wasnt my first choice....until I held it. There is a lot about a gun that can never be described through words or even video. When I picked it up, my wallet got lighter very quick. I shot the gun for the first time along with my family and we are all extremely pleased with our purchases and I am looking forward to learning more about my gun from you guys and gals!