I purchased a M&P Shield a few months ago when they first came out. S&W was running a rebate for Military and Police members. So, I mailed in the information with my ID card and I finally got my rebate check in the mail. Along with the check, I received a very nice letter of appreciation and invite to a factory tour. They also included a M&P Coin. In my opinion, this is above and beyond what I expected from any company. I am writing to let readers of the forum know that companies still do the right thing. Also, the Shield is a fine firearm.