Geoff, my brother bought a 9mm Shield and sent in for the rebate. He had a long wait and called Smith&Wesson. They told him to resubmit it and they would tag it and get it to him. He received the rebate shortly, and a couple of weeks later received a second rebate check for the second application he sent in. So, he ended up with a cost of $150.00 for the pistol. I would have sent the second one back, but he is from another generation than I am, so he is quite a bit more unscrupulous.