So I recently replaced my S&W CORE 5" as my bedside duty weapon. The S&W was great. It had the apex fwd set sear and flat trigger in it. And had a TLR light laser combo. It worked well for its purpose. But it had a couple drawbacks that I was less than comfortable with. First, 5" is pretty long for me. Something in a 4" frame would have been a better fit. Second issue was the light laser combo. Bright green laser. And a very bright light. To the point where I'd be momentarily blinded when activated in pitch black darkness. And after I turned off the light I would see spots. So I reluctantly sold it to a friend. The first time he shot it, he was blown away. Made me promise that he would get first dibs on it, if I ever sold it. Super soft shooter, and super accurate.
The replacement for the M&P was pretty well thought out. I just recently started the stamp collecting process and bought a sig MCX and a suppressor. So I wanted the new gun to be able to run suppressed. Quiet seemed like a great feature to have in a bedside gun. So I wanted something with a threaded barrel. It turns out Springfield just released the 4" service, in FDE (to match my ccw mod2), with a threaded barrel, and suppressor sights. I already have something like 12 XD magazines that will fit the mod2. So it was a win-win all around. I picked up an Inforce APL for if last week. I like the feel of it so far. Since my bedside gun is also my secondary in SHTF situations, I plan on adding a Burris FF3 to it. It will eventually get some trigger work as well (once it gets a couple 1000 rounds through it).