I learned the hard way about the .40S&W round and small subcompact pistols. I found the G27 basically uncontrollable for follow up shots with the flush baseplate. Switched to the G26 and happiness. Still wanted a .40S&W subcompact though. Gave the M&P40c a shot and glad I did. It really handles the .40 very nicely even with flush baseplates. What about the new Shield? Do you think it will handle the .40 pretty well? Or do you think a slim pistol like this is really designed for the 9mm?