Last weekend, I got the chance to shoot my new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm. I wanted a backup/pocket gun that I could comfortably hold with my bigger hands. I was blessed and fortunate to have a member on here sell me one especially when every store I went to had them on backorder. Upon first handling the Shield, I can tell you that I personally prefer the gun with the larger magazine as it just fits my hand better. I got to know the Shield a little bit as I shot around 150 rounds through it. I went to a range where I set out targets, mainly for my AR, anywhere from 15-100+ yards. With the Shield, I was hitting targets around 20-30 yards with ease. My first shot was an orange clay target at 30 yards and I hit it on the first try. The trigger is a classic M&P trigger and is very smooth. After shooting this gun, I can see why so many people want it. It is extremely accurate, easy to conceal, has a great trigger, and is made by a reputable company in the USA that will back it up if anything ever happens. Other small guns and/or 9mm's i've shot and owned are a Ruger LCP, Ruger SR9C, Spring XD9, XDM9, Glock 19, Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm, Browning Hi-Power, Sig SP2022, Beretta M9.... Overall, I highly recommend the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.