I like Bushmasters pretty well, BUT the carbon is not a well built firearm. I'm acctually suprised you say that you have not seen much review on them. All of the ones I've seen (whithout really looking for them) have been pretty negative. Steer clear from it and between the 2 choices you made, go with the S&W.
"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -- Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998