Congrats on the new pistol! Considering maybe the pics didn't turn out so good. S&W has a way of becoming transparent in ways. If it works for you you're doing well IMO. Be sure to range test it before carrying. I have a thing for S&W that will never die no matter who owns the company now. The big sell out most here might not remember. I'll never own a S&W gun of any kind. It's personal....but I'm in favor of those who want to protect themselves finding what's best for them to do just that.