Plouffe, I was actually leaning toward the FNP, if nothing else for its more splendor design than the SP2022. I'd have big hands if my fingers weren't so stubby.
really appreciate the input.
As for the XD(m), a buddy of mine has one and they are VERY nice - but I'm not convinced (other than the trigger) that it's any better than the M&P. And of course it costs more. Certainly I gun I've stared at a few times. Thanks for the response sir.
More input is certainly welcome and appreciated!