Picked up a new S&W 40 cal. M&P compact Thursday, and took it to the range Friday along with SR9c, SR40c and .40 cal. Sig 239. They all shot flawlessly as expected and after 50 rounds each i can't say that any one of them shot more accurate than the others. They are all vary close in size and weight and all quite pleasant to shoot. There was not much difference in recoil, with the SR9c being slightly less, but none of them were unpleasant. I liked the trigger on the Ruger pistols the best, but the M&P was good too, just a little longer pull. Can't say that the M&P is any nicer than the SR pistols, but it is as good although somewhat higher priced, and accessories are higher priced too, i think it will take a long time to find out which one is the most trouble free as they are all built really well.