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Just fondled a M&P Shield

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by DaBurna, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. DaBurna

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    The S&W Rep just left my local store with a model. I can say if feels GREAT & SOLID in hand!


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  2. DaBurna

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    The LGS didn't even know they were out! Lol!! They just out in their orders for 10 of them...


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  3. TSAX

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    Not all that rare, Ive been to a few shops where this has happen in the past. But you get clueless or not up to date people in many jobs.









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  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I was at Academy Sports yesterday and asked their "gun experts", :upeyes:, about the Shield and they were all scratching their heads. I just said nevermind and moved on.
     
  5. TSAX

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    My point exactly, :brickwall:, I avoid things places like this, the heads aches arent worth it. I was at a shop a few weeks ago that said the only difference in the Gen 4 and 3 Glocks are they texture .[​IMG]








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  6. hdman30

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    To heck with the fondle thing.....I bought a Shield today! I must admit I'm a huge fan of the G26, but the Shield may change that. I took the weapon to the range this afternoon. I ran 200 rounds of WW Ranger 124 FMJs and 147 JHPs through the gun. No FTF, FTE, etc. Very accurate. Not a match gun, mind you, but very good for CQB.

    This pistol is gonna hurt Gaston!
     
  7. DaBurna

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    I'm pricing one right now.... I've located a store selling them for $398.00. Hopefully have it in hand by the end of the week.
     
  8. azbuckeye

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    I had just the opposite reaction......very disappointed with the way the M&P Shield fit my hand.

    I've been one of many that have been waiting for Glock to introduce a single stack, compact 9mm and was eager to see and feel the Smith &Wesson M&P Shield when I heard about it last week. I went to the local Cabela's today on the off chance they'd have one and was surprised to see one in the display case.

    It's a nice looking, thin, compact 9mm that I'm sure will sell well but it's just too small for my hands. I think I'll stick with my Glock 26.

    By the way.....Cabela's was selling them for $449.99
     
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  9. DaBurna

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    I had the same experience at Academy last Friday, eventhough they are advertising them on their website for $399.00 I believe....:dunno:
     
  10. GunFighter45ACP

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    I want one. Still on the fence about the thumb safety, though. Being a Southpaw, I'd either want it ambi, or not at all.
     
  11. Aahzz

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    The safety has a VERY firm feel - you can easily leave it off with no fears that it would go on by accident. It takes a very deliberate push to activate.
     
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  12. pmcjury

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    My lgs got their first one in today, and I bought it while I was there. 447 out the door. I just have to go add it to my permit and I can pick it up tomorrow.

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  13. Bashful

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    Picked mine up Saturday at Academy... Web site said they were available at 'select' Academy stores... I guess the one I walked in was 'select'.
     
  14. DaBurna

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    U getting one BAC?


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