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C'mon Gaston!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by vic bastige, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. SAC45


    Jan 1, 2009
    Single stack 9? My dream is the service-size single stack 45. Eight or nine rounds with the thinner grip frame and slide......wonderful, I would think! Then a G19 sized 7 rd for off duty...PERFECT!
  2. sharkbait22


    Nov 20, 2011
    Rockledge, FL
    You guys who are big enough to cram a Shield into your pocket should have not problem concealing a 19/23 IWB. Can someone help me understand this?

  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
    I don't have a shield but the shield is considerably smaller and lighter than a 19/23. .75" slide length, .4" height, .18" width and 4.8 ounces lighter (19 to 9mm Shield) is a huge overal difference.
  4. tbob38


    Nov 23, 2012
    Utah's Dixie
    That's what I use. With a Crossbreed holster, I often forget it's there.
  5. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Well, seeing how Glock is making pistols in the USA now, maybe Glock will make guns domestically that it couldn't import before. Like a SS 9mm, or .380s.
  6. MrGlock21


    Apr 16, 2001
    North Texas
    I agree wholeheartedly on both accounts. Dreaming and the G36. While the former is prizless, the latter goes for $550. Both are affordable.
  7. cola490


    Sep 18, 2010
    I know we are on Glock Talk, but can any compare the recoil of a Kel Tec PF 9 to the 9mm Shield?
  8. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    Metro Cleveland
    The problem with the Shield is that it's a Smith & Wesson. Smith and Wesson changes models and generations of semi-auto pistols like most of you change your socks. Sadly, in a couple years the Shield will be replaced by a newer, better model that surprisingly will require different mags, holsters, accessories. You get the picture.
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Nearly identical, however the Shield does have less perceived
    recoil & muzzle flip. The Shield's trigger is MUCH better.
  10. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

    Oct 20, 1999
    Maine USA
    True with most US made cars and trucks.
    Still does not stop anyone buying them!
  11. burttrans


    Aug 17, 2012
    A great singe stack 9 is the Kahr CM9 got mine OTD for $420. It has been 100% reliable love the size and weight it is perfect for pocket carry in a Sticky Holster. I also love my Gen 4 G19 FDE too but too big for me to carry.
  12. firstg19


    Apr 4, 2008
    I'd love to see a single stack 9mm from glock, but they need to fix the BTF/Erratic ejection issues before introducing any new models.
  13. burttrans


    Aug 17, 2012
    I agree shot my Gen 4 G19 FDE today and love the gun but got BTF several times with light Russia Loads I thougt I would try. My Kahr CM9 shot them with no problems and usually Kahr are picky!
  14. NMPOPS


    Jun 11, 2002
    New Mexico & Michigan
    I see no need for single stack 9. The 26 is plenty small enough, holds 10 rounds, plus I can use 15 & 17 mags. What more do you need? A 26 is easy for most people to conceal and other single stacks 9s aren't that much smaller. At least not enough for me to give up rounds.
  15. Mattkcc


    Dec 21, 2010
    Why would Glock want to make a single stack 9 when the market is already flooded with them and no interest from military or police? The single stack 45 isn't flying off the shelves in my area.
  16. 8th ID

    8th ID

    May 2, 2009
    I picked up a Beretta Nano. $379 before taxes. 2 mags, etc. 150 flawless rounds so far and that includes Blazer Aluminum 115 gr FMJ. 8 round mags are 'sometimes' available from Beretta. Holsters are available. Night sights can be bought too and are easily installed by the user. It's built like a tank. Also has OD, FDE replacement frames available and can be switched by the user. More rounds and it will be in the carry rotation. I CAN pocket carry it AND draw from large pocket pants. In an IWB, it seems to disappear. I liked the Shield, but it has a safety...I KNOW you don't have to use it, etc., etc.
  17. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    If I need something smaller than my 26, I just drop a revolver in my pocket. Don't have to fire 200 rounds before I can trust it and know it will go bang no matter how I'm holding it.
  18. David Frost

    David Frost

    Apr 1, 2005
    Tulare, CA
    I've had my Shield in 9mm for several months, now. It is hard to get, even though S&W had a large number completed before the release. This is a great little off-duty or back-up gun. I carry it in both capacities. In the summer, it conceals very well IWB and in baggy shorts pockets. You can't do that easily with a G26.

    I agree with what others have said about Gaston missing the boat on the single stack concealable pistols. S*W may have gotten in late, but the demand for their Shied is quite high. I have a number of Officers who can not find the, even on LE deals.

    Further, I've been a Glock guy since the early 90's, having carried 1911's, S&W Gen 3 .45's and .357 revolvers from the time I entered LE in 1977. However, based on the ergonomics, I have replaced all caliber of Glocks, except 9mm, with S&W M&P's. Those pistols are in .40 and .45, except the Shield. I'll never get rid of my G19's.
  19. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    Ohh you mean like this magazine?

    The one that fits the Model 59 introduced in 1970 and fits the 5906TSW still in production in 2002?

    I agree that S&W has introduced different models over the years but they seem to try to keep magazines interchangeable when they can.
  20. I cant figure why we cant get the .380 here