I have the Kimber CDP Ultra II and I must say it is one fine gun. But will cost you around $1100.00. Now I have the M&P in the 40c compact and love it too. Now the up side is the M&P will not get nick up as bad but if you carry in a nice holster you should be fine. All in all I would not trade my Kimber for a tuck load of some other guns.