Update on my M&P9. Went to the range today and fired 130 rounds.
-Trigger is much smoother, grittiness on uptake is almost gone.
-I could insert a full mag with the slide closed and does not take a lot of effort
-Inserting the 10th round in the mag is still a little hard but can be done.
-Brass close to the face is gone. With a firm grip, brass ejects at 3/4 o'clock
-Trigger reset still have a good tactile feel. Not as prominent as the Glock's but so much better than the range rentals where you are kept guessing.
Overall, an excellent handgun and I am glad this was my first purchase. Grabbed 2 extra mags totaling 4, lucky Reed's had 2.