The M&P is a fantastic handgun. The ergos are close to a 1911, recoil is light and with an APEX package, it rivals the best single action guns. Its accurate and reliable. If I had to give up but one of my handguns in my collection, my M&P would stay. I have had it for over 3 years now. I have shot thousands of rounds out of it. I take it with me ever range weekend and run at least 50 to 100 rounds each time through it. Has not failed me yet.