1st I want to point out I own and carry a S&W Shield. It is my everyday carry gun. It is the only plastic gun I own. My wife owns a P-95 and loves it. Other than that I just don't care for them. I know they are good guns but I can't get into them. I was in the market for an accurate 9mm handgun. I looked at the Ruger American and the S&W M&P. Both fine handguns. I ended up with a Colt 1911 in 9mm. Plastic guns just don't lite my fire. Maybe it because I am old.