The March American Rifleman did an article on the new S&W M&P. It look OK. From the pictures, it appears that it was derived from several differant pistols. The Barrel looks like it came from Glock. The receiver looks like Walthers, SIG, with a little Ruger thrown in. I like the changeable grip panels. I hope it works for them, I would hate to see another US gun company go down. Then there was the line, "As a proper 21st century semi-auto, the M&P has a polymer frame." It speaks for itself.