Because there is a Smith dealer in town, and they have 'em. And they feel nice. My guy is going to make sure that they are not all spoken for, and give me the go/no go tomorrow. If I am good, I'll get the Shield and a couple of eight round mags for 375. Looks like a good deal to me. Had a hard time putting it down. Gotta see who makes night sights for them. If I am good to go tomorrow pics will be posted, along with a couple others. Has been an expensive month.