While the .45 caliber version of this handgun has been respected and used by many, the .40 caliber version is also a defensive powerhouse of a weapon. The M&P from S&W comes in both a regular and compact model. The compact model is better for concealed carry, but the regular model works perfectly for home defense as well.
Both models are manufactured with a strong Zytel polymer frame, a stainless steel barrel, and integrated variable grips. It also has has a steel ramp dovetail mount front and Novak Lo-Mount carry sights.