Good Luck!!!! I started looking for an M&P Shield .40 last fall/winter. After searching and searching and calling about every dealer I could think of I found a Kahr CM40 on Buds Police Supply. I paid $368.00 and had it shipped to my agency with a letterhead. I've had it six months now and it's been an outstanding off duty carry gun. I went to Kahr Talk.com and read the boards about the break in procedure and I never had an issue. I put talon grips on it and a Pearce grip extension and I load it with 6 rounds of Ranger T Series 180gr JHP. I carry it in a JP IWB kydex holster. The shield is 1/2" longer and 1/2" taller and isn't worth paying $100 + over MSRP that some dealers are charging for it when there are other options. I carry the M&P40 full size on duty and S&W makes great guns, not knocking them at all.