For many years, my primary range gun/HD sidearm/USPSA pistol has been a single-stack S&W 3913LS. But lately, I've been thinking that I'd like something with a bit more capacity and sight radius for when concealment isn't an issue. Also, the 3913's aluminum frame is starting to wear under the mag catch from all the magazine changes over the years. So I've been kicking around the idea of picking up a full-sized 9mm to supplement the 3913. My wife shoots a Glock, and I really like the G17, except I prefer DA/SA and a manual safety to DAO. I thought about a Springfield XD, but the manual safety is only available on the .45. I decided that an S&W M&P 9mm (the DA/SA variant with a manual safety) would seem to fit the bill perfectly. Unfortunately, real life intervened, and I couldn't justify sinking $700+ into a handgun with my son's medical bills and whatnot. But today, it just dawned on me that (1) I really like 3rd-gen S&W's like the 3913, and (2) S&W made a 3rd-gen full-size DA/SA 9mm, the 5906. It's a little old-school, but it's DA/SA with a manual safety, capacity 15+1 or 17+1 depending on magazine choice, and the manual of arms is exactly the same as the gun I currently shoot. Duh!! The main downside is weight, but I can live with that since this wouldn't be an EDC. I see that CDNN is currently listing used police trade-in 5906's for $299, which I can probably swing if I trade/sell my Polish M44. I think I'm going to swing by my local dealer tomorrow and see what the out-the-door cost would be on one of those 5906's, and how much I could get for the M44, to see if it's feasible.