Originally Posted by vic bastige
Do you have ANY idea how hard a 9mm Shield is to get right now? ...
I do not think the difficulty getting them is coincidental. My guess is that S&W may have been unaware how popular this one would be. I am guessing that when the first Model 60s and before that the first Chiefs Specials came out they were probably tough to get for a while too.
I have also wondered to what extent the issues over the years with the G36 have caused Glock to be cautious with another single stack pistol.