I've had the itch for a Shield for awhile and a close buddy let me shoot his last weekend. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. Recoil management, trigger pull, fit and finish ... all impressed me mightily. My one small niggle with Smiths has always been their insistence in using those damned roll pins. But, wow, a really nice gun. The Glock is much easier to field strip and detail strip. But aside from that relatively minor complaint, I was blown away by how good the Shield is, particularly at their price point ($379 at one LGS!) Wanna kill these ads? We can help!