I have always been a fan of the Colt 1911 and purchased my first in 1980. Bought a second 1911 not to long ago and have begun to enjoy the range shooting and classes at my local gun range again. I never thought I'd ever purchase a Smith again until I heard about the M&P9 Pro. I've put a couple hundred rounds through it and it's flawless. My wife's a lefty and it's nice to have the capabilities of setting it up for her. Thank you Smith and Wesson! MADE IN AMERICA Much cheaper to shoot than my 45's and it breaks down for cleaning very easily.