Long story, I'll try to make it short. I bought an M&P40 earlier in the year. Money was tight at the time, so the M&P had to go. Well I have missed it ever since then. So when I got the chance to get a like-new .45 I jumped. It is just as nice as the .40, but seems to fit my hand even better since the grip is a tad larger to accomodate the .45acp cartridge. It came with all standard equipment: hard case, paperwork, 3 interchangeable backstraps, two 10rd mags (word is that hi cap 14rd mags will be available soon ), cable lock. Smooth 6.5lb trigger pull (I may or may not get this lightened). I can't wait to get some time in with this new toy. I also understand that holsters designed for the Glock 21 will also work with this pistol. http://www.gunblast.com/SW-MP45.htm <---A review and some pics of the pistol.