I picked up my new M&P compact .40 today and put 50 rounds through it during lunch. This is my first pistol and it's a compact, since I would like to carry, so I didn't have very high expectations that I was going to win any trophys. I'm just glad the range was empty, so I didn't embarrass myself too bad. (I don't think) I was a bit shakey. Whether I contribute that to anxiousness, or no food all day and a large DD coffee, I don't know. Probably a bit from column A and B. I like the feel of the gun, and from what I remember the recoil is not too different from 9mm. But, hopefully later this week I can go with my buddy and I can try a couple side by side. He's actually got a glock .357sig. (assuming he has ammo, cause you sure as hell can't find it around here.) This was the first 10 rounds at 7 yards, at an indoor range. Intended target is pretty much at the widest part of the center mass. (crappy cell phone pic...sorry) Sean edit: OOPS..forgot. I did have one issue where the slide locked back with three rounds still in the magazine. I really just assumed my left hand bumped the slide lock, but for accuracy I'll report it anyhow.