I've been looking online the last few weeks, researching the best (for me) carry gun. I decided on the M&P 9c. I've had my TX CHL since May but haven't been carrying because I don't have a suitable weapon. And because I was out-of-state in Michigan for the summer I couldn't buy anything as a TX resident. I thought my 4" Dan Wesson .357 would work when I bought it, but it's just too big. The Hi-Point 9mm, the first gun I bought knowing that it wasn't meant for carry, is kind of clunky and ugly. I shoot it at the range and you can't tell the holes in the target from those of a much more expensive gun, but then I look at my hand and think "brick with handle". So, having decided on the model, I needed to find a good deal. The best online retailer was Bud's. They had several with and without safeties for about $450. (I found it interesting that it comes in about a dozen flavors--10 and 12 rnd mags, thumb safety or not, magazine safety or not, olive, black or desert, etc. Plus, various combinations of the features.) Anyway, GB had a bunch, 50-something, and almost all were over $500 starting price...except one. The auction had just 8 hrs. to go and there were no bids yet with the buy it now price of $400. The seller had an A+ rating with 3000+ reviews. Check. The 9c was the exact flavor I was looking for. Check. Takes credit cards with no sur-charge. Check. I'm in. Now I'm just waiting on the call from my FFL guy. Woo hoo!