After my dismal experience with the S&W M&P, I was a little gun shy (no pun intended) about running out to buy a new gun that I am not familiar with, let alone one that I've never even handled but I pulled the trigger today (again, no pun intended)....I just ordered online a brand new MA1 in 9mm that should arrive at my local dealer's shop next week. I can't wait! You guys really sold me. Tell me I did good or I'm the cheapest date on the planet. Again great site, thanks to all for the feedback.