Over the past few years I have been opposed to the .40S&W. I had a feeling that it was an unnecessary compromise between the control of a 9mm and the stopping power of a .45ACP; make a decision and stick with it, huh? I have several 9mm as well as my .45ACP 1911. I love them all. I had never been a fan of the .40S&W but that would all change. I had an opportunity to get a pretty darn good deal on a HK USP compact, the only problem is that it was chambered in .40S&W. Well the good deal was too good to pass up, and I think the cartridge is starting to grow on me. I have even considered getting a Sig Sauer P229.