After settling down now from 10 military moves in 5yrs. I decided it was time to go ahead and make stock in self defense weapons. I have been looking for a VERY long time now for a CCW handgun. It's also my "Go to Gun" for any midnight home invasions along side my Mossberg 12ga. Pump. My background with weapons systems or platform's come from serving in the Marines for awhile. While I was in, we shot mostly carbines, some shotgun and handgun, Beretta, which was of course, issued "junk hand me down" next to my 1950s shelter-half. the slides fell off durning range firing. Or the mag's fell out. I don't blame the manufactor. Just the fact that it wasn't going to be my first or last choice for defending myself in Iraq,Kuwait,Afghan etc...I had enough time behind the trigger to know what needed to be done to get the round expelled and headed toward's enemy. Anyway's..my issue, I have short finger's and have issues with some pistol grip's. I have rented and shot 1911's, FNH, steyr, Springfield XD's and..Glock's. Which seem to fit my hand the best. I tried out a S&W M&P today at my local shop. It felt pretty good TBH. BTW, I like and prefer 9mm. I know this can be a touchy subject, but it's what I believe will get the job done. AND, I can't seem to get my meaty paw's around a dbl stack 45 to well. My question for you Glock and S&W owners, have you went from one of these manufactor's over to the other for some other reason or another latter down the road? Past bad or just even better from one "feeling" to the other? I like the simplicity of the Glock ALOT. I believe your safety is your go bang finger. I don't want to fuss with a DA or "extra" safety switches etc..what's your take with these two weapon's? Again..Thank's.