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Old 02-12-2014, 11:58   #61
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I like Shield too but I pocket carry often and the Kahr CM9 is much better than Shield for this type of carry. Also as Dave and others have suggested I plan to order a N82 in the next week or two and start carrying my G26 more often. I hope I like the N82 I had a cheap Crossbreed knockoff and did not like it at all.
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Old 02-12-2014, 13:04   #62
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I carry a Kahr PM40 most of the time. I really like it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 13:22   #63
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Ive heard the sig shoots soft but has a god awful trigger and its easy to accidentally lock open with a high grip? How easy is it to manipulate safetty?

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Old 02-12-2014, 13:51   #64
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Ive heard the sig shoots soft but has a god awful trigger and its easy to accidentally lock open with a high grip? How easy is it to manipulate safetty?

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Depends on how you like your trigger. If 1 pound with 4 miles if uptake is your style then you might not like 8 pounds of no travel crisp break like the P938/P238.

Never had a lock open but my hands are small.

The safety is crisp and stiff enough to not move if you bump it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 13:55   #65
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As a person who use to hate smiths I must say this is the best pistol in the small range, credit where credit due.
I don't like S&W's DA/SA automatics (same as I don't like anybody's DA/SA autos), but other than that, I can't imagine a gun person not like S&W. Why?
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Old 02-12-2014, 13:56   #66
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Try a SIG Sauer P938, with the Hogue wrap around rubber grip.

I went the 938 Extreme for the Hogue G-10 Grips - I really like the combination of purchase with the fine front and back strap and the grip. It is easy to shoot and does not feel like its getting away from me during sustained fire.

The trigger was good out the box - but it did smooth out after about 250 rounds.
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Old 02-12-2014, 14:56   #67
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Old 02-12-2014, 15:25   #68
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I have tried a few. I am not a fan of manual safeties on self defense handguns....

As others have said, it is all preference. Handle and shot a few if you can.

This is all the reviews I have up right now, I have so many more to do:

Sig P290 Vs Beretta Nano

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Old 02-12-2014, 16:24   #69
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The Shield caught my eye when it was introduced, but the price and unavailability in my area kept me from buying one. Then I heard about a massive Shield recall that made me glad I hadn't bought one.

I've read here that the price has come down and availability is up. Is the recall ongoing? How does one know if a new Shield is from a post-recall production run that includes the design fix?
There never was a 'massive recall' on Shields, only a 'Safety Alert.' Owners of guns produced prior to last August were asked to check to see if the safety lever on the trigger was operatering properly (not sticky). Only those that did work right had to be sent back. Most reports from owners I read indicated most guns worked just fine and did not need to be returned. Of course, all guns produced after that date have not had this issue.

My Shield may be the best carry gun I have ever owned.

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Old 02-12-2014, 19:08   #70
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M&P Shield. IMO, it's the best value in a slim 9mm. Durable, accurate, reliable, and comes with 2 magazines. $319.00 LEO price. Non-LEO price is around $379.00 if you look around a bit.
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Old 02-12-2014, 20:23   #71
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I'll just say the Beretta Nano is the easiest 9mm to conceal.. It's designed to be that way with no edges to catch on fabric when drawing.

However, it's a snappy beast to shoot.

I don't get to the range as often as I like, but at 7-10 yards I have about 3-5 group. Good for self defense and 'cover fire to get away'.

It's not, I repeat, NOT a very 'shootable' gun due to its tiny size.

I like the XDs and Shield in 9mm but they're not pocket guns and I did t have the cash for them at the time my buddy was getting rid of his Nano.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:14   #72
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Depends on how you like your trigger. If 1 pound with 4 miles if uptake is your style then you might not like 8 pounds of no travel crisp break like the P938/P238.

Never had a lock open but my hands are small.

The safety is crisp and stiff enough to not move if you bump it.
I have big hands. Also am anglock shooter so flicking a safety us not second nature. Easy to learn on a tiny pocket gun?

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:17   #73
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P938, it's become my every day carry for sure. Came with the Hogue grips and laser, which I sold and put on the custom panels. $539 OTD, it was irresistible.

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Geez, where did you steal that from? Every place I've seen them, they are between $749 and $799.

ETA: That is a beautiful looking pistol.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:26   #74
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:30   #75
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There never was a 'massive recall' on Shields, only a 'Safety Alert.' Owners of guns produced prior to last August were asked to check to see if the safety lever on the trigger was operatering properly (not sticky). Only those that did work right had to be sent back. Most reports from owners I read indicated most guns worked just fine and did not need to be returned. Of course, all guns produced after that date have not had this issue.

My Shield may be the best carry gun I have ever owned.
Thanks for clarifying the nature of the Shield "safety alert".

I'm still a little confused though. If the safety lever was sticky it could go back for some sort of fix; but, if it wasn't sticky, no fix was warranted. And, all Shields produced after August 2013 are ok. What was causing the safety issue on some guns but not others? Was it a bad batch of parts or what? Just curious because I would like to buy one.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:45   #76
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I have big hands. Also am anglock shooter so flicking a safety us not second nature. Easy to learn on a tiny pocket gun?

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For me, my thumb goes right to it. Pinching the gun between your thumb and index finger while your other fingers are curling around the grip to pull it out has you in the right spot to flick to the safety off and go.

I came form 1911 world before Glock so maybe it's just natural for me but the saftey has size and you know it's there when you are pulling the gun out.
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Old 02-13-2014, 13:55   #77
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Old 02-13-2014, 14:22   #78
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If youget one of the small .380s, add the Pachmayr or Hogue grips. They make a world of difference.
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Thanks for clarifying the nature of the Shield "safety alert".

I'm still a little confused though. If the safety lever was sticky it could go back for some sort of fix; but, if it wasn't sticky, no fix was warranted. And, all Shields produced after August 2013 are ok. What was causing the safety issue on some guns but not others? Was it a bad batch of parts or what? Just curious because I would like to buy one.
This is what S&W has to say:

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Smith & Wesson has identified a condition where the trigger bar pin could damage the lower trigger in certain M&P Shields in a way that may affect the functionality of the drop safety feature of the firearm, potentially allowing the pistol to discharge if it is dropped.

Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury, and we ask that you STOP USING YOUR PISTOL IMMEDIATELY UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND, IF THE CONDITION IS FOUND, REPAIRED.
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