So I recently couldn't stand it anymore and sold my PPQ "classic". I'm likely not ever going to own very many pistols, and decided I want push button mag releases, that can be switched over for a lefty, on all of them. I originally sold the Q to get a Q M2, but made the mistake of going online and into several shops just to make sure it's really what I wanted (I should have known better ). I've ruled out all competition except for an M&P, either a Pro model (shorter barrel with night sights) or with an Apex trigger. The ergos on the Q cannot be touched by anything in my hands. Between that and the awesome trigger, the PPQ shoots better for me than any other striker fired pistol I've ever shot. In fairness though, I have little experience with timers, etc. so I don't have much to compare it to in that regard. The M&P brings less muzzle flip to the party. I do believe the Q has got a bad rap with all the "snappy", "wrist breaking", "violent recoil" internet claims, but to say it doesn't exist at all, when comparing to an M&P or Glock is simply to live in denial IMO. While the M&P feels OK in my hands, it pales in comparison to the majestic wonder that is the PPQ grip, clearly inspired by the "Gods of ergos". It's also been rumored that even an Apex kit still isn't as good as the PPQ trigger, though I've never tried one. Now my dilemma: Finding a place to rent both an M&P (either Pro model or with an Apex trigger) and a PPQ, both in 9MM, is going to be tough. All said, what really matters more -- better ergos and trigger, or less muzzle flip? I know this will be subjective, but insight is still appreciated. This gun will make it's living in home defense, classes, possibly low level competition, possible occasional carry, etc. Thanks!