*Ahem*... Well, I see I showed up to this party late.... probably not such a bad thing as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, I don't believe I've ever even fired a S&W pistol, but as far as polymer-framed pistols go, I'm a firm believer in the gospel according to Gaston Glock. I whole-heartedly believe that the G19 is the closest thing to a perfect carry gun that currently exists. Not too big, not too small, perfectly balanced and proportioned with a very respectable 15+1 capacity in a small package. It's lightweight and comfortable to carry for hours at a time, yet there's little recoil, and quick, accurate follow-up shots are easily achievable. It's dead nuts reliable, tough as nails, and simple. Just draw, aim, and shoot. I personally like not having any external safeties on a carry piece. I'm so used to the 19 by now that almost every time a bring it up to eye-level, the sights are already aligned for me, and the trigger is pretty decent too. I always group pretty well with it. But I also have a soft spot for the classics. I wouldn't mind having a nice Mk III Browning Hi-Power either.