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Old 12-22-2013, 17:58   #1
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Really impressed by the shield!!

Went to the range with bro in law today. He brought along his shield. I've been on the fence with this one mainly because I wanted to see what the g42 was going to be. Hoping for the single 9mm like just about everyone else.... But anyway. I want it for a iwb summer carry gun, when the big boys are to hard to conceal in that moment etc.

I cannot believe how accurate this gun is! It is the most shootable small gun I have ever fired. I've basically shot them all. I was strictly shooting it with the smaller mag since I'm not a fan of "baby" guns with big ole mag extensions. IMO kind of defeats the purpose of the small footprint.

So needless to say I will prob end up getting one if the 42 isn't what we all want it to be...lol

forgot to add. 9mm version

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Old 12-22-2013, 18:10   #2
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I like mine. 9mm and 40 S&W. A couple lady friends have the 9mm and like it.

I guess the only thing I could complain about it the lack of a rail. I like lasers on my defense guns.
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Old 12-22-2013, 18:32   #3
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To me the Shield became very familiar and comfortable very quickly.
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Old 12-22-2013, 18:47   #4
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oh, also. it had an apex trigger. hes from MA and the standard trigger is around 8lbs or something like that. this one was nice. im usually not a fan of modifying the triggers on my glocks etc. they are fine to me.
BUT after shooting his and watching the apex video i think i would probably install that kit/sear etc.

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Old 12-22-2013, 18:49   #5
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I love my Shield as well.

Congrats!
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Old 12-22-2013, 18:54   #6
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I echo the sentiments about enjoying my Shield .40.

Fantastic little pistol!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 19:39   #7
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I think a 9mm Shield is next on my list.....
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Old 12-22-2013, 19:46   #8
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I love my Shield as well.

Congrats!
i dont have one yet!! maybe i never will because glock is for sure not going to let us down on the 42 and give us a single stack 9mm.....


on the shield the one thing that i dont like is the 8rd mag with the removable extension piece. just messin around i could sort of make the mag fail to insert properly. the removable plastic piece would move a little and make it awkward going in. so more than likely my spare mag would be another 7rder....

i didnt study it to long but i dont see why they made it removable like that?
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Old 12-22-2013, 20:06   #9
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"i didnt study it to long but i dont see why they made it removable like that?"

I also wish the floorplate was not removable. My Shield has about four hundred through it and was shot by a lot of different shooters. No problems. Trigger is great on mine.

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Old 12-22-2013, 20:13   #10
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I'm super impressed with my Shield 9 for all the reasons stated above: accurate, mild recoil, great ergos, reliability, and a great price.
It's the first non-Glock I've bought in over a decade.
S&W earned this sale with a terrific design.
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Old 12-22-2013, 20:16   #11
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The Shield has been a home run for S&W. I would not try to talk anyone out of one but I would say pick up a Bersa BP9cc as well. You may just wonder where it's been all your life...
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Old 12-22-2013, 20:31   #12
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Mine has the full APEX treatment and Hackathorn sight and it's a great shooter. The shield hacks have a U-notch non-serrated rear which I find to be fast.
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Old 12-22-2013, 20:34   #13
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I've not shot a shield yet, but I've fondled them. I wouldn't mind taking one home one day.
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Old 12-22-2013, 20:46   #14
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Yea I love mine that is actually hers. Dangit.
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Old 12-22-2013, 21:09   #15
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I always liked the m&p pistols in general but could never really justify the purchase since it was essentially the "same" gun as my glocks....

On that note i showed my bro in law the field stripped pistols (g19 and shield)and he couldn't believe how similar they looked...lol. IMO it's about as close as you can get without an exact copy....
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Old 12-22-2013, 21:32   #16
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Got mine in .40 on my hip. Carry it often.

Just about everyone I've met has nothing but great things to say about the M&P line, especially the shield. Home run indeed.
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Old 12-22-2013, 21:37   #17
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I have a Shield in 9mm, with an Apex trigger. You haven't seen sweet until you've shot one like that.
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Old 12-22-2013, 21:38   #18
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I ditched my CM9 for a Shield 9 this week. The CM9 trigger was an abomination that I couldn't adapt and the reset was nonexistent. The CM9 is amazing for carry but they could of made it much more shooter friendly. The ergo's, trigger, and trigger reset are awesome on the Shield. I can't wait to put it through it's paces tomorrow. I regretted parting with my PPS but I think I might like this one better. Of course like most serious shooters, I think the frame safety was a BS idea and I hope they release a model without it.

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Old 12-22-2013, 21:44   #19
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As far as the safety is concerned, I have enough trouble flicking it up on purpose that I can't imagine anyone accidentally doing so.

If anyone has had this issue, I haven't seen it posted here. Just people "supposing" that it could happen. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to smite me.
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Old 12-22-2013, 22:15   #20
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I continue to be amazed how awesome my Shield9 is, I decided to order one in .40S&W. I actually pick it up tomorrow night.
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