So I have a 9 Shield, 9c, full size 9 & 40 & M&P 22. All have been flawless. I was looking for a M&P 45 last week,but hardly any M&P's on the shelves here in Greenville SC, so the sales guy showed me a 36. Very flat like my Shield, and therefore easy to conceal so I came over here to check them out. After all the favorable comments, I decided to pick it up, haven't shot it yet, but hope to tomorrow. If its as good as you guys say it is,I'll be happy to have gone over to the dark side! It's not much bigger than the shield so should be great for carry. Looking forward to the range this week to wring it out. By the way, I tried to go yesterday, but there was a 1 1/2 hour wait. The gun business is crazy here in SC.