I agree with SGM Lamb and his review of the S&W M&P Shield. If this is not the perfect carry gun for a lot of people, it sure is for me. I was looking for a 9mm carry gun that I actually liked, was fun to shoot and could shoot well; then I handled a Shield and I was hooked. Took it to the range and surprised myself! I was expecting a so-so hard to handle, bought it because it wears well type of recent 9mm small gun. Wrong! This gun is perfect for me, easy to carry and conceal, accurate and just fun to shoot. Another bonus is it fits in the same DeSanties belt holster as my Ruger SR 22, that allows me more training and practice options. Great review Sergeant Major, enjoyed it! SGM (R) Carl Ballinger, Pueblo, Colorado.