I just bought one too on Monday. Bass Pro made me an offer I couldn't refuse! With a S&W $50. rebate, it was $199. out the door. I'm still a little "gun shy" buying a new gun from S & W but I will hope for the best. Last new S&W gun purchase last year was a M640 for my GF for Christmas. It fired once and locked up. Had to be shipped back for "unknown " repairs meaning they never fully explained what they fixed. On the other hand, all the reviews for the Shield 9 have been stellar.
Welcome aboard from the "GunShine"state of Florida.