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C'mon Gaston!

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


  1. SAC45

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    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!
     

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  2. sharkbait22

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    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

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    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

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    That's what I use. With a Crossbreed holster, I often forget it's there.
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    True with most US made cars and trucks.
    Still does not stop anyone buying them!
     
  11. burttrans

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Ohh you mean like this magazine?
    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...58019_757846_757837_ProductDisplayErrorView_N

    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. zombie hunt club

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    I cant figure why we cant get the .380 here