What a help !!! I am trying to decide what .45 I am going to get for Christmas 2008. I was looking at a 24/7 long slide. I looked at an xd once, but really didn't care for the feel. I just read a few articles about the M&P last night, and looked this thread up today. I have big hands, so I like big guns. I guess what I need to do now is find a shop that actually has an M&P on the shelf, you folks seem to be buying em all.