I gave up my wonderful M&P357 Compact, Glock 33, and MDE .380 to end up with this: A slightly used beauty with the XS Sight standard tritium dot. Bought it for under $500. Both of those guns were a bit too wide and heavy for me to CCW with my bad back. My Micro desert Eagle was light but only had 6 shots and .380 power with a slower reload than the bigger guns. The SHIELD is much slimmer and lighter than both my M&P Compacts, and two CZ 2075 RAMIs. It fits my Galco TRITON Glock 26 holster with some adjustment, and perfectly in my AJ Concealco. I'm unsure whether I like the new trigger or not. Same with the sights as these are the first XS sights for me. Tiny safety really isn't an issue for me, but nice to apply when handling the gun. I like the 8 round mags the best and will be buying a couple more.. plus a dedicated Kydex SHIELD holster in the near future. Carry load is Double Tap's excellent 147 grain Gold Dot +P for now. Happy as a clam, in Clarkston, Washington!