It has been over a week since I got this S&W M&P 9 Pro Series with 5" barrel and yesterday was the first time I got to try it out. This is only my second striker fired hand gun, the other being a Glock 19. Not faulting the Glock at all but this pistol is better in looks, grip, and trigger (IMO). The grip is as comfortable as that of a CZ 75 which I think is one of the best feeling in the hand pistols out there. I put the large grip adapter on the M&P for today's trial and I like it over the other choices. The trigger is creep free and breaks clean and crisp. Shooting steel with this M&P is great fun and I had little trouble hitting the plates at 50', 25,37 & 50 yards off hand. I tried it on paper at 50' and got 8 out of 10 in the black off hand. A little more time with this new pistol and I hope to have them all in the black, ha. I am not yet a total fan of the polymer striker fired pistols but this is a very nice one and easy to shoot. I will give it a 9 out of 10 for a rating and that may improve as I do more shooting with it. The "Old Guys" figured they better take advantage of the break in the weather and get ourselves to the range before the snow starts falling. It did get up to 54 yesterday afternoon and the sun even came out for a while. Jack had a days vacation and brought his S&W M&P 9 Pro Series with 4 1/2" barrel. He shoots it well. He also had his M&P Shield 9mm and his Ruger LCR in .22lr, which is a fun little revolver. Jim had his trusty Winchester Wildcat .22lr. I am constantly impressed with the quality and accuracy of this economically priced rifle. When Jim is on, that rifle will make dime sized groups at 50 yards with CCI Std. Vel. ammo. He also had his S&W 22A .22lr on which he installed an AIM red dot. As soon as he had it zeroed he was hitting the 8" steel plate at 100 yards. That ain't to shabby for an old man and a gun and sight that cost less than $250.00. Bob had his S&W 6946 9mm. It is a police trade-in with a little cosmetic wear but he can hit the steel plate at 50 yards both rested and off hand. He had his Beretta Neos with a Simmons red dot and he too was hitting the steel plate at 100 yards. Jack tried it also and he too was hitting the 100 yard steel. We are becoming addicted to shooting those steel plates. Just something about hearing them ring when hit. I had that new M&P and also one of my very favorite plinkers, a Ruger MK III Target with a Burris Fastfire II red dot. As always you just can't beat a day at the range with good friends and I am blessed to have such friends.