Im looking at getting an M&P .40c. I like the compact version, but I do not like how the shield felt in my hand. It just flat out felt too skinny. I wanted to see what some of you guys think of the M&P series or what guns are very comparable and can be found at a good price. I will be getting my CWP very soon and I have a 9mm that has been passed down in my family that I could carry its just older and heavy and wanted to look at other options. I spend a lot of time out in the woods hunting as well so I want something that is usable for both protection in the woods and great to carry. Thank you for the help.