SO, my friend (a distributor) got two M&P compacts in - and he is willing to give them to me at dealer cost: $400 out the door. I originally wanted a 9c but the three that he has all come with safeties and regular stock sights. He ALSO has three 40c with stock sights. Soooo...he said I can get either for that great price...but can only guarantee one of them to me until Tuesday - he has a demand for both calibers! I've shot the 9c...has anyone shot both and have some notes to share with me? I carry a G23 so don't mind the .40 round but had my heart set on a 9mm. I simply don't want a gun with a bit more recoil...if possible. Not excited about a safety either - I have no guns with safeties and probably would never engage it. Opinions? Thanks - either way, I am getting one at this price...I've waited too long.