Fired one today, I'm not impressed. The bad: First off, the mag only holds 8rds, BOOO! The last round is a real PITA to shove in there, and my XDs mag loader doesn't work with the M&P mags. I thought I was overloading the mag at first. I usually don't have a hard time loading mags by hand, but that mag spring is something else! The grip is fat, even with my larger than average hands, it's not comfortable. Recoil feels sharper than the XD. Not a really big deal, but it's noticeable. Plastic trigger feels cheap, but I really didn't notice that while shooting. That was just an observation while I was fondling it. The good: Only fired a couple mags through it, but no hiccups. All the controls are easy to hit, and are in the right places. Shoots Ok, I can hit the orange on a man silhouette from 10 yds easily. Has a thumb safety, which can be viewed either as a positive, or a negative. It's in a good location, and without a grip safety, I want it there. I like the slide serrations, they look cool, and provide a positive grip. I like the overall looks of the M&P, but don't tell my XD, she might get an attitude. So, that's what I think about the M&P 45c. It's not a bad gun, but I still prefer my XD. Don't tell anybody, but I think my buddy wishes he bought the XD instead. He'd never admit to that though.