close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Am I the only one that doesn't want a Shield?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by J.Kill, May 14, 2012.

  1. J.Kill

    J.Kill

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    2
    I checked one out at my local shop... I didn't like the way it felt...at all.

    Am I the only one?:whistling:
     
  2. travis34769

    travis34769

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    orlando

  3. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    21,133
    Likes Received:
    2,970
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    It's ok. No one likes every gun. But in this case you're just a weirdo :tongueout:
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  4. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    North-Central Florida
    I'm a weirdo too. I have nothing against the shield. I just don't want one bad enough to actually pay for it.

    My G26 is compact enough.

    If someone decides to give me a shield, I won't turn it down. :winkie:
     
  5. rilkil23

    rilkil23

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,086
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    60 miles south of Denver.
    I saw one and the buyer let me hold it. I was impressed though I didn't pull the trigger since it didn't belong to me. I am content with my LC9 and it has served me well, that is what I keep telling myself anyways................ The Shield seems like a really nice gun but I don't want to keep chasing the latest and greatest in the world of single stack guns. I have told myself I don't like it so that is my story.
     
  6. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,476
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    PNW
  7. bac1023

    bac1023

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    105,670
    Likes Received:
    4,616
    Location:
    PA
    I never handled one, but I have no desire to pick one up. Its just not my thing.

    I do like the standard M&P line.
     
  8. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,476
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    PNW
    I ask before dry firing a weapon I'm interested in. But most modern firearms can safely be dry fired.

    I try not to dry fire .22s. I was taught: "The reason is due to the design of rimfire chamber. When a rimfire firearm is dry fired, the striker hits the outside mouth of the chamber instead of the soft brass rim of the cartridge. This can not only damage or destroy your firing pin, but over time will peen the barrel face."
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  9. rilkil23

    rilkil23

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,086
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    60 miles south of Denver.
    Thank you for your kind words. I grew up with two fantastic fathers and a wonderful mother. My stepdad was my source of knowledge when it came to social grace and my biological father taught me not to mess with another mans belongings. We had a 1967 Corvette in the garage and it was understood that no one will enter the garage without asking permission. My mom would help me and my brother get our bikes out in the morning to avoid scratching the "Red Beast". I took typing on an old school typerwriter and it was mandatory to pass the class to be allowed to move on to high school. I guess the proper way to space when typing stuck with me. Good times.
     
  10. oldman11

    oldman11

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5,370
    Likes Received:
    2,443
    Location:
    Texas
    Each gun has advantages and disadvantages. Glock 26 has 10 round mag (advantage), it is however 1.13 inches wide, same as a G33. S&W Shield has a 6 round mag (disadvantage) it is .95 inches wide (a little easier to hide). Ruger LC9 has a 6 round mag (disadvantage) it is .90 inches wide ( a little better advantage). All three are good choices; it really depends on which is easy carry and which one you shoot the best. There is no good or bad; right or wrong.
     
  11. JK-linux

    JK-linux

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,650
    Likes Received:
    18
    .....
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  12. jb1911

    jb1911

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    30
    I have a G26 and a Nano. I don't need or want a Shield.
     
  13. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,916
    Likes Received:
    67
    When I first handled one, it felt good and seemed solid. It wasn't until I rented and shot it did I want one. I went from the range to the counter to have my name added on the waiting list. Much better ergos and shootability over the G26, XDsc, PF9 and PX4sc I've owned.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  14. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    4,632
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Just OK
    I'm not interested. I have two 9c and a 9L. So, of course, I had to check it out. Went down to a smal local gun shop and fondled. It just didn't work for me. So, I left it there for the next man with money.
     
  15. agrech

    agrech

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd like a shield, but won't get one. My reason? The trigger, it's horrible. I like how the gun feels and even like how it looks (I'm one THOSE guys). But that trigger is awful. Seems to be a trend in every S&W I've tried
     
  16. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,476
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    PNW
    Yeah... I deleted the part about double spacing after a period. I realized that if a person sees your post they wouldn't know you did this correct typing practice because the computer automatically spaces all "spaces" after periods. Only if you "quote" from somebody's post does it show up. But the complement still stands. Old school typing techniques are: double space behind a period. You rock!
     
  17. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,468
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Texas
    Yes, afraid so. You are a freak :rofl:
     
  18. Roger G23

    Roger G23 Glock Guy

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,143
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    The Gunshine State
    I figure if I dig my PPS...the Shield's gonna be even better ergoes for a slim single stacker.
     
  19. fowler

    fowler

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    ohio
    I like there wheelguns without the lock, but there autos I would not own one. I like the Glock not the SW crap.
     
  20. Veedubklown

    Veedubklown

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,119
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Northwest AZ
    Honestly, I still really like the diamondback DB9, and I don't care if people say they get bad reviews, I'm convinced I could make one run if the price was cheap enough.