Oh yeah, forgot to give my impressions. This is the review section after all.
I'd recommend this gun to anyone considering it.
The only real complaint I'd seen about these pistols was that the early model would drop its mag while firing. That seems to have been well addressed in the new model. Plus I like that they added the wavy ribs to the front of the slide too.
All I can say is the pistol performed flawlessly the whole time we were at the range with no cleaning while sending over 150 rounds down-range.
No mag drops, no FTF's, no stovepipes, and very manageable recoil.
The accuracy is fine and should improve even more as the barrel gets shot-in over a couple hundred more rounds & I become more familiar with it.
Also it's so light that I've caught myself checking to see if it's still in the holster. A real change from what I'm used to.
Awesome gun. I think S&W has a winner here.