I was planning on picking up an XD slim in .45ACP when it was released (which was originally slated for March), but plans have changed, it seems. As I write this I have the new Smith and Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm sitting on the desk in front of me. It's a slick little firearm and there's a ton of great touches put in place by the designers.
I haven't had the time to take it out to the range, yet, but I only just picked it up this very afternoon. Once my buddy gets back from his 3-gun match in Austin, I'll take it out to his range and post up my thoughts on how it shoots. I'll post up a quick open box review along with a smattering of pics to tide everyone over in short order. Until then, here's a pic:
In other news, I've received my order from Palmetto State Armory and aside from a slight hiccup with my order (nothing critical) I'm pretty satisfied with the price, service and delivery time. The order contained everything I needed to complete a stripped lower and turn it into a pistol AR15. Also included was a 10.5" upper with a 1:7 twist barrel and some Magpul upgrades. Again, a pic will serve as a much better example than my incessant rambling. I'll just finish up with this - the AR's final destination will be a suppressed SBR for home defense. Badguys beware! LOL.