I'm a DIE-HARD Glocker... But I'm getting ready to replace my G27 CCW with my new M&P 40c!!! It's SCARY GOOD!! -Recoils like a 9mm -Smallest Grip Insert really gets you under the bore -No malfunctions thru the 1st 100 rounds -Dead On @ 25yds I shot with a good friend who's retired military & now works as a JUCO security guard. We shot his G27 head 2 head with my M&p 40c, and he feels the M&P's shootabillty wins HANDS DOWN PERIOD. The only issue I had was with some blazer brass 165 gr. the recoil spring felt kinda weird as if it wanted to bind up for a couple of shots. I stopped, disassembled, lightly greased and went back to work. Overall I shot 100 rounds today. Not an FTE, FTF, FRTB whatsoever.... 100 more test rounds down the pipe and a few JHP's and she's my new CCW .40... Can't say I've been more impressed with a recent gun purchase out of the box! It also does not have the "Stainless" stamped on the slide, nor "Caution Capable of Firing Without Magazine" sticker on the slide.