It's a keeper and I'm definitely impressed. This gun is labeled a compact and rightly so, I guess. The overall size is very comparable to a Glock 23 with the grip being maybe somewhat shorter. Lets talk about that grip. Three interchangeable backstraps make for the most perfect grip for any hand size, other than a child's obviously. I have average size hands for a 5'10" tall man and find the small backstrap to be just perfect. Very similar in size to that of a G23 grip in my opinion. The only gripe I have with the grip is that it could stand to be more aggressive. I'm a fan of a "sandpapery grip." That's just me, but I'd like if I could find an aftermarket backstrap with a course grit to it. With all of this said about that grip, I've owned a Glock 21SF and have since sold that pistol due to the grip being too large. Trigger feel? At the shop, I wasn't impressed when I dry fired it. It was O.K. but needed improvement. There was a gritty feel to it. We've all felt that "grit" before and didn't like it. Well, that smoothed out pretty quickly after 100 flawless and trouble free rounds and approx 50 dry fires. The reset isn't as short as the Glock. Speaking of range time, what about accuracy? First two shots were bulls eyes at 15 yards. The rest of the group was pretty damn good too! No slouch, for sure. The pistol points and shoots very naturally. Recoil is brisk as can be expected from a polymer frame 45 but certainly manageable. I'm comparing this to a G17 which I also shot today. Ammunition used in the M&P was Blazer Brass and WW for the G17. My M&P has no mag disconnect and no manual safety. I feel that Smith and Wesson has a definite winner here. Front slide serrations? Check. Superb fit and finish? Check. A grip to fit all? Check. 8 round mag capacity? Check. Concealable? Check. It's really all I was looking for, with the exception of night sights. $600 out the door and I'm happy. Yes I would obviously recommend this pistol.