the M&P has a BIG following on the IDPA courses and are VERY reliable but I still bought the XD, in 45acp of course with the external thumb safety. I am not a fan of the 40 but they are a nice round and a big improvement over the 9mm. If I was to buy a 9mm for carry it would probably be the M&P over the XD as it is smaller. they all have good points and will put the rounds down range. P2000 HK is still hard to beat.
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