Today i purchased a M&P 40 shield. Went in the local shop knowing what i wanted to look at it was between this and the M&P 40c. There was something about the shield the way it felt i knew right away I like the grip. It might not be for everyone but it is for me lol. I spent more time trying to find a decent holster then with the gun. Did a quick clean and went to the range. Super happy shot 100 rounds 50 Pmc and 50 American eagle didn't have a single issue shot like a dream. As far as recoil a bit less or the same as a g27 nothing crazy easily manageable. Really enjoying this little gun gonna head back to the range tomorrow can't get enough.