Today sealed the deal. I spent an hour on the range comparing an M&P 9mm with a G19 4th G. I favored loading the Glock magazine, liked the hand feel of both, and although the sights each have their pros and cons, I shot a much tighter grouping with the Glock. The recoil of the Glock seemed more controlled, not as snappy, allowing for a tighter "double tap." I made the leap and bought the Glock, $460 (with GSSF coupon), $20 for transfer fees plus tax. Last time at the range I compared the 19 with the 26 and favored the 19. No amount of reading would have led to me that preference as the logical arguments for the 26 are strong. Range time is the answer. This is my first hand gun purchase in over 20 years, the last being a Ruger .357 stainless steel revolver (which I loved with P+ cartridges). My next purchase will be a .22 caliber conversion kit to keep shooting costs down and develop better trigger and sighting technique. Also, I feel it will help my wife with the transition to higher recoil. I have been reading this forum for the last several months and truly have benefited from the sound, generous and kind input from senior, experienced shooters. I think your response to beginner questions promotes interest in Glock and shooting. So, thanks to all of You. Lastly, I also strongly recommend that taking a "test drive" before buying is as critical with a gun as it is a car. Many times the rental fee is waived if you buy and even if not, the experience of shooting is the final decision maker--at least for me.