I love my M&P 9, great pistol and the range kit fits my needs perfectly. As a woman shooter this has been a perfect companion for me to complete my CPL with ease and use multiple times at the range for target practice. I use a Ladysmith for concealed carry, this M&P 9 is not a conceal carry pistol as it is too large for that for me.
I've experienced zero problems, every round has fired accurately and with ease. I've put around 1500 rounds through this since I've bought it and plan on shooting many more in the future. The speed loader is a favorite with all my lady friend shooters during range nights, especially for our soft finger pads, really saves us some pain and gives us ease of loading and we can fire many more rounds in our hour of shooting than we used to.
It's full size and 4.25" barrel might make some ladies hesitant, but I love the feel of it when at the range. My hands are smaller and I have no problems with the grip at all, it's not bulky or hard to grip two-handed. The range kit also has 3 extra grips in varying sizes.
I recommend this over a Glock any day and have changed a few friends' minds as many women are told the Glocks are the "easiest" and "simplest" for women when they are shopping for pistols. I can field strip and clean my S&W M&P 9 with ease and without spending hours on cleaning, usually done in about an hour for a deep clean.
I hope a review from a just a regular everyday woman shooter helps someone out. I'm no expert and never try to be, and this pistol has provided me with exactly what I purchased it for.
Buds is great and I never find online deals on firearms that compare to their prices.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]