Just wanted to make sure the "new" was worn off of my M&P 40. Well, the first trip was not a fluke, this piece is deadly accurate and easy to handle. I really tried not to like this gun, I am an OLD Ruger man. Loved my P94. First trip to the range was impressive, for me. But, I figured it might just be a case of, well, I spent that much money, I had best like this gun. Not the case at all. Second range trip was more impressive than the first. I found myself shooting at the dividing line between squares on the target. The biggest surprise, I could easily hit it??? Go figure. This gun handles sweet. Feels good in my hand, easy to point, easy to aim. Recoil is much lighter than my old Ruger. The M&P40 took about 200 rounds to start hurting my wrist. Gun just feels natural, if you know what I mean. It feels like an extension of my index finger, it just shoots wherever I point it, might sound strange to some, but, some will understand. Yep, this is a keeper. I have about 700 rounds through it, ZERO failures, ZERO hangups, gun performs flawlessly.