I was at my lgs just looking at a few things when I noticed something in the display. An M&P Shield! They had both the 9mm and .40 s&w in stock. I couldn't resist the opportunity and went ahead and bought the 9mm version. Of course karma reared it's ugly head and a hold was put on it after the NICS was run, but all will be well Friday when I pick it up. I say karma, because as I was walking out the door to visit the shop, my fiancee said "You better not come home with another gun!" Alas, I didn't return with a new firearm today, but she said nothing about Friday. Pictures to follow on Friday night.