As many of you know, I have been contemplating buying a S&W Shield. Went to the LGS today to look at the Shield and brought one in 9mm home. I almost purchased a full size M&P 45 ACP but felt the Shield would serve me better and the price of $349 was too good to pass up. I think this little pistol will be an excellent backup when I'm working and great for off duty. I am really impressed with how good these little pistols feel in the hand. I'm hoping the rain will move out tomorrow so I can put a few rounds down the tube. If it shoots as good as it feels, it should be good to go!