I love the fullsize (Commander length) M&P .40.
It will be the next pistol I buy toward CCW.
In my hand it's crazy accurate right out the box.
I've tried the M&P 45 twice, and did not like it.
I didn't care for the M&P 9 either neither in fullsize nor compact.
I train at the S&W Training Center range and the S&W Academy and have had much hands on experience with the plastic M&P line up including in a combat course. Handsdown in my own hands the M&P .40 is the **** in compact or fullsize. I prefer the fullsize.
Also the M&P 45 is a big gun. Might as well go with a full size 1911 or the original Glock 45. For civilian street use I don't see the point of it. , and I've been a fan of the M&P line since they debuted it.
Haven't ever had opportunity to shoot or even borrow an XD.
I've yet to even see one on a person at a range be it here in MA or in VA.
I find that odd considering how crazy popular they are in the market.
I've been looking out for one and will continue to do so.
Glock I've never liked only due to it's grip does not in my hand feel natural.
The fullsized models are generally too big for my hand and the compacts have been too abrupt.
I do like their stock sights though, and hell everybody knows they as dependable as moms love.